Florida Aviation Network named official television network of SUN ‘n FUN

Not able to make it to SUN ’n FUN this  year? You can catch some of the action on the Florida Aviation Network (FAN), which has become the first official television network of SUN ‘n FUN.

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Sporty’s releases SUN ’n FUN app

Sporty’s, in partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, has released a free mobile app for the 2013 show that is available for both Apple and Android devices.

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Countdown to SUN ’n FUN

The Breitling Countdown Clock on the SUN ’n FUN website is ticking down as Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida transitions into GA’s season-opener national fly-in/convention/airshow.

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Showcase Sprints and Cat Shot debut at SUN ’n FUN

A pair of fun events for performance enthusiasts will be held at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport during SUN ’n FUN, which is slated for April 9-14. “Here is the opportunity to demonstrate your piloting precision and test your airplane’s performance in a time trial,” organizers promise.

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FAA to decide March 18 whether to close LAL tower

The air traffic control tower at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, home to the SUN ’n FUN Fly-In, may close April 7 because of automatic federal budget cuts due to the sequestration. According to a report in the Lakeland Ledger, a decision on whether to close the air traffic control tower will be made March 18. Airport officials have until March 13 to tell the FAA why the tower should remain open. If it is closed, SUN ’n FUN officials have already said they will hire air traffic controllers to man the tower during this year’s show, slated for April 9-14.

Aircraft Spruce offers SUN ’n FUN pre-order pick-up option

Customers who want to pick up their orders at Aircraft Spruce’s booth at the upcoming SUN ’n FUN, slated for April 9-14 in Lakeland, Florida, must place the orders in advance, company officials note.

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NextGen: Where do we go from here?

Over this past year this series has covered just about all aspects of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and what it will do for General Aviation.

In addition, we went even further, delivering an historical perspective of the entire National Airspace System. We believed it was necessary to remind each aviator that our way of life will always be in a state of change.

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Fantasy of Flight to host Splash-In

For the fifth year in a row, Fantasy of Flight will once again host the Splash-In of the 39th annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in nearby Lakeland, Fla., April 9-14.

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Pacific Coast Avionics to sponsor Internet Cafes at SUN ’n FUN

Pacific Coast Avionics Corp. will continue to be the exclusive sponsor of the Internet Café at the 2013 SUN ’n FUN Fly-In in Lakeland, Florida. This year’s Fly-In is scheduled for April 9-14.

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This ain’t your grandfather’s SUN ’n FUN

Two months from now we’ll all be talking about the SUN ’n FUN International Fly In and Expo in the past tense. It will be behind us, and if history repeats itself, SUN ’n FUN 2013 will be as successful as it has been in the past. This year will be different, however, because this year it will begin to become apparent that SUN ’n FUN and the Fly In are not a single event.

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