Blue Angels travel to LAL for pre-SUN ‘n FUN briefing

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SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Florida — On Monday, Nov. 25, U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Michael Cheng, Blue Angel #8, will arrive at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) to conduct a pre-season briefing for the appearance of the United States Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, at the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo April 1-6, 2014.

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Which way do we go?

As general aviation comes to grips with the various opportunities to grow our community, we become aware that we face a few issues as well. First and foremost among those vexing problems may be the fact, and yes it is a fact, that we and our potential customer base speak different languages.

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Czech Sport Aircraft provides safety briefings to firefighters

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On the first and fourth day of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo 2013, which was held in Lakeland, Florida, last week, Czech Sport Aircraft provided detailed safety briefings to the Lakeland Fire Department. The briefings focused on the Ballistic Recovery System (BRS) that Czech Sport Aircraft offers as an enhanced safety feature on its aircraft, with the aim of helping the fire department understand how best to react in response to an emergency related to the deployment of the BRS in flight.

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SUN ’n FUN volunteers remember one of their own

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Ask anyone at SUN ’n FUN about Albert Borchik and a smile immediately comes over their faces, followed by the slight glistening of tears in their eyes. That’s because for the first time in more than two decades, he’s not at the fly-in. He passed away suddenly Jan. 30.

To commemorate his memory, several volunteers gathered at the pond behind the exhibition hangars on Monday and set little rubber ducks afloat.

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