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…]
By JOHN CUDAHY
After three years of sequestration-induced instability and uncertainty, the North American air show business appears poised to make a full recovery in 2016.
Although there have been a number of early shows throughout the U.S. already this year, SUN ’N FUN once again serves as the unofficial kick-off for this year’s air show season in the United States and Canada. [Read more…]
For the first time in SUN ’n FUN history, the fly-in opens not only debt free, but with more than $500,000 in the bank.
That’s the latest report from SUN ’n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts, who added that the fly-in also has $175,000 that it is building into an endowment fund.
“That means we will be able to continue to fund flight training, A&P and college scholarships,” he said Sunday before the show opened. [Read more…]