LAKELAND, Florida — SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence report that the James C. Ray Scholarship program recently created its 50th teenage private pilot, Matt Atkins.
Matt will graduate from Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) in June 2017 and plans to continue his quest for a career in aviation. [Read more…]
While he appreciated our coverage following SUN ‘n FUN of the first-ever Red Bull Air Race demo at a fly-in, Jeff Lee of LiveAirShowTV says he’s got something better: The official video that was shown on the Jumbotrons at the airshow. Check it out here to see Kirby Chambliss and Michael Goulian race through the air gates at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — The Aerospace Center for Excellence on the campus of SUN ‘n FUN at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport will host “Unmanned and Sunny” on Wednesday, July 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The free drone education and awareness event is designed for the public to learn about safe drone operation and the upcoming career opportunities that exist in the drone industry, according to organizers. [Read more…]
In the beginning, Waco 10 owners Dave and Jeanne Allen had a 1930 Waco 10 data plate, some paperwork and a mountain of dreams.
Now, 28 years later, they fly NC662Y, a pristine, vintage flyer that draws a crowd at nearly every airport they land. [Read more…]
By KEN STROHM
It’s spring and for many people that means warmer days and a time of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth.
But for me spring means the start of air show season! Whether it’s in a small town, on a military base, or the granddaddy of all air shows, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, all air shows have one thing in common — airplanes.
Taking photos of those airplanes can be a lot of fun, but it does require some planning to get just the right shot. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — Greg Holden, a senior at Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ‘n FUN Campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), has been awarded SUN ’n FUN’s 2016 Top Gun Citation of Merit.
Greg received a $4,000 SUN ‘n FUN scholarship and a flight bag from SUN ‘n FUN business partner MYGOFLIGHT. He plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the fall. [Read more…]
There are a couple of good reasons Gilbert and Barbara Pierce’s bright red 1949 Piper PA-16 Clipper occupied Space 1 on Row 1 of the vintage aircraft parking at this year’s SUN ’n FUN.
First, they were early arrivals and, more importantly, their aircraft is a past champion and always receives a prime display spot. [Read more…]
Would anyone be interested in a 250-horsepower aircraft capable of crossing the continent in just over eight hours at an average speed of 252 miles per hour while using only 61 gallons of aviation fuel, about 40 miles per gallon in cruise?