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…]
MADRID, Spain — Spanish pilot and experimental aircraft builder Michel Gordillo will begin his Round-the-World flight Feb. 19, in an attempt to break the world record by flying a North/South route across the poles.
Gordillo, an experienced “Earth Rounder,” built and custom-modified his experimental RV-8 aircraft specifically for this flight. [Read more…]
When I was first getting involved in aviation, the cost was a daunting dilemma for me. That’s probably a common memory we share, you and me.
Availability was an issue, too. Most general aviation pilots have probably had a similar experience. We show up at the airport with a dream of learning to fly, only to find a very limited selection of aircraft, at prices that seem a bit steep.
It doesn’t have to be that way. We can change the game if we choose to. [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — There are thousands of airshows around the world each year.
SUN ‘n FUN hosts 50 to 60 airshow acts each spring. To make meeting prospective performers — in the flesh — easier, SUN ‘n FUN officials are inviting organizers to the upcoming fly-in, slated for April 5-10, 2016. [Read more…]