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…]
Richard Rain sent in these photos, explaining: “Had a great time at SUN ‘n FUN, we were all the way at the end of aircraft camping. We went as a flight of three from Maryland — a Husky, Super decathlon and a Cherokee 140. As you can see, these pictures were taken after the overnight rain and it was messy getting around. [Read more…]
Skychick Ramona Cox and photographer Hans Li caught these photos of Lakeland, Florida, Mayor Howard Wiggs as he prepares to do loops and rolls with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, compliments of Honda Generator who is a sponsor of the team and SUN ‘n FUN. At first apprehensive, the mayor later said that he thoroughly enjoyed the ride and agreed that it was a thrill of a lifetime. [Read more…]