When pigs fly…

After a boffo debut last year, SUN ‘n FUN reconvened its “When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge” Nov. 15-16 in Lakeland, Florida. Expectations were high. But crummy weather muted the event, which drew 51 competitors this year.

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Blue Angels travel to LAL for pre-SUN ‘n FUN briefing

SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Florida — On Monday, Nov. 25, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Michael Cheng, Blue Angel #8, will arrive at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) to conduct a pre-season briefing for the appearance of the United States Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, at the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo April 1-6, 2014.

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Pilot Mall to celebrate new HQ

LAKELAND, Florida — Pilot Mall will celebrate its new headquarters on the SUN ’n FUN campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Nov. 15-16 with an Open House during the “When Pigs Fly South BBQ Challenge.” Last year, some 120 aircraft flew in for the event — four times the number pre-registered.

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Blue Angels to perform at SUN ’n FUN

LAKELAND, Florida — The United States Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels will be the featured performers at the 40th Annual SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, scheduled for April 1-6, 2014, at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida.

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Well-known airshow announcer Roscoe Morton dies

Renowned airshow announcer Roscoe D. Morton passed away Saturday, June 15, at his home in Frostproof, Florida.

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Bob Hoover among those inducted into Flight Path Hall of Fame

Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, the late Jimmy Leeward and the late Fred Cabanas were inducted into SUN ’n FUN’s Flight Path of Fame at a simple ceremony during this year’s fly-in.

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Which way do we go?

As general aviation comes to grips with the various opportunities to grow our community, we become aware that we face a few issues as well. First and foremost among those vexing problems may be the fact, and yes it is a fact, that we and our potential customer base speak different languages.

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Czech Sport Aircraft provides safety briefings to firefighters

On the first and fourth day of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo 2013, which was held in Lakeland, Florida, last week, Czech Sport Aircraft provided detailed safety briefings to the Lakeland Fire Department. The briefings focused on the Ballistic Recovery System (BRS) that Czech Sport Aircraft offers as an enhanced safety feature on its aircraft, with the aim of helping the fire department understand how best to react in response to an emergency related to the deployment of the BRS in flight.

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SUN ’n FUN volunteers remember one of their own

Ask anyone at SUN ’n FUN about Albert Borchik and a smile immediately comes over their faces, followed by the slight glistening of tears in their eyes. That’s because for the first time in more than two decades, he’s not at the fly-in. He passed away suddenly Jan. 30.

To commemorate his memory, several volunteers gathered at the pond behind the exhibition hangars on Monday and set little rubber ducks afloat.

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FedEx 727 dedicated at SUN ’n FUN

Top executives from FedEx Express were on hand at SUN ’n FUN Friday to dedicate the newest “classroom” on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida.

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