SUN ’n FUN has received $225,000 in funding from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust to be used towards the completion of the Piedmont Aerospace Experience on the SUN ’n FUN Campus on the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida. [Read more…]
Shhhh. I’m going to trust you to keep this to yourself. It’s a secret. It has been for years. Yet, I’m going to tell you the truth. Here. Now. Only a few sentences hence.
Now, if I’m going to be completely honest, I have to admit the paragraph you just read is hyperbole. I’ve used a writer’s trick to get you reading, and hopefully keep you reading. Exaggeration is my tool of choice. By elevating something that’s largely unknown to the status of a well-kept secret, I’ve grabbed your attention a little more forcefully than I might have done if I chose more passive words, or a less impassioned approach. Good.
What I have to share is important. It truly is. For while it might not really be a closely held secret that’s been shielded from the wider public, it is information that’s unknown in the wider world and directly affects the future of general aviation in a very real way.
You’re still with me, right? Excellent.
In only a matter of weeks the second largest aviation-related event in North America will take place in my back yard. It’s called SUN ‘n FUN and it’s been one of the highlights of my year for more than two decades. You’ve probably heard of it too. Hopefully, you’ve been there to experience it for yourself. It is, in a word, amazing. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN is more than a fly-in and convention. “Spring Break for Pilots” plays host to a world class airshow as well. Here’s a partial list of the performers scheduled to appear at SUN ’n FUN April 21-26. Don’t see your favorite performer? Check the complete list at the SUN ’n FUN website. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — For the first time ever for Aerospace Discovery Weekend (formerly Wings ‘n Things) on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus, Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, a fighter pilot at the controls of his RV-8A known as Wild Blue with a maximum speed of over 200 mph, will fly as part of the activities Oct. 24-26.
Event activities have been enhanced with a MOSI traveling show, Rock Wall, Laser Tag and Geocaching. Students (ages 8-17) can register for their first flight at no additional cost above camping or daily registration, SUN ‘n FUN officials noted.
LAKELAND, Florida — Destination Aviation and STEMtastic summer camps have started at the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) on the SUN ‘n FUN Campus.
SUN ‘n FUN Radio and PILOT MALL will be serving up free waffles Saturday morning, June 21, on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds at Lakeland-Linder Airport (KLAL) inLakeland, Fla. Breakfast festivities run from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The Open House continues until 2 p.m. at the Pilot Mall Aviation Superstore behind Hangar B on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds.
Waffles are free, but RSVP to www.pilotmall.com/waffle_breakfast so SUN ‘n FUN Radio and PILOT MALL can plan to have enough for everyone.
Jesse Saint of Dunnellon, Florida, was the winner in Lightspeed Aviation’s 2014 SUN ‘n FUN Treasure Hunt. Jesse and his family used an iPhone and the posted hint to find one of 25 puzzle pieces hidden in treasure chests across the SUN ‘n FUN grounds. The find gave him an automatic entry into the drawing for Lightspeed’s top-of-the-line headset.