Bob Knight is a patient man. As chairman of the board of SUN ‘n FUN, he’s accustomed to long-term planning and delayed gratification.
In his business, Knight Industrial Equipment, he oversees the design and construction of bulk material handling equipment, like conveyor systems for cement plants.
And two years ago, Knight bought a 1951 T-28A Trojan (N145DK) he has yet to fly. [Read more…]
By ELIZABETH WALKER
One of the most aviation-oriented youngsters attending SUN ‘n FUN 2016 is also one of its most business-minded youth.
Rachel St. Louis, 14, plans a career in aviation and was marketing a line of aviation jewelry from her own display booth at this year’s event to help finance her ambitions. [Read more…]
So as I look back on the show, it’s all a blur. Thankfully I had a reporter’s notebook in my pocket to document a few of the many interesting tidbits I came across.
So, here’s a condensed, and far-from-complete look at the 2016 SUN ‘n FUN fly-in… as told by my notebook. [Read more…]
Touted as the ACE Maker Raffle for the Ultimate Aviation Vacation, participants have a chance to win free admission and parking to SUN ‘n FUN 2017, plus airfare, hotel accommodations and attraction tickets for the week courtesy of Experience Kissimmee.
The winner also gets to take the controls and fly a World War II P-51 Mustang while sharing the cockpit with Lee Lauderback, renowned pilot and president and CEO of Stallion 51. [Read more…]
With a goal of “perpetual flight,” Daniel Preston and a small group of engineers and professors are working to design an unmanned, autonomous, solar-powered electric airplane that can achieve that milestone of staying aloft around the clock … even during the longest, darkest night of the year.
And why, you might ask, would you need such a plane? [Read more…]
After a long, hard, sun-soaked week in Lakeland, Florida, at the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, thousands of aeronautically minded folks fled the field with their aviation jones fully satisfied, headed in the general direction of home.
I joined that group, too. With a smile on my face and a song in my heart, I exclaimed, “I’m outta here,” on Sunday evening, shook about a hundred hands, waved to a lot more folks than that, and hit the taxiway with an intent to fly as soon as possible. [Read more…]