Photographers at SUN ‘n FUN snapped this photo on opening day of balloons inflating in Paradise City, the Light-Sport Aircraft area of the annual fly-in. The six-day show opened Tuesday and will run through Sunday, April 10. [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…]
LAKELAND, Florida — Mayor Howard Wiggs addressed 250 guests at the third annual Mayor’s Breakfast, declaring March 8 as Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) Day.
The breakfast was held in the Florida Air Museum on the SUN ‘n FUN campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) with tables and chairs placed under and between static aircraft on display. [Read more…]
The Seabird Organization at SUN ‘n FUN reports it is prepared for a gathering of seaplane pilots, seaplanes and enthusiasts at the 2016 Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, held at Lakeland Linder Airport (KLAL) in Florida, April 5-10. However, there will not be a Splash-In again this year. [Read more…]
The nation appears almost hypnotized by the ongoing spectacle of this year’s presidential debates. Sometimes these highly watched broadcasts have real substance to them, but many describe them as political theater, an apt term when a clash of personalities drives ratings as much as discussion of important current events. [Read more…]
Several of our readers responded to a request for pilot tips on airshows. Here are just a few:
Don Howard, Blanco, Texas: Every pilot HAS to go at least once to AirVenture, and fly if possible. [Read more…]