“This is the largest high school flying club on the planet,” said SUN ’n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN always marks a big time of year for many of us who fly elsewhere throughout the country.
It marks the end of the season where our priorities are making sure the engine heater is plugged in, the snow and ice are chipped away from the hangar door, and weight-and-balance includes the weight of a parka.
We can now look ahead toward calm evening flying, open hangar doors, and the company of friends who have projects we can “inspect.” [Read more…]
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…]