The 41st annual SUN ‘n FUN fly-in is the books. It was hot, humid and an absolute blast. I’d say that even if I hadn’t gotten a ride on a B-25 — with four T-6s and four CJ-6s in tow —as part of a My MacDill Air Force Base support flight.
No longer just “Spring Break for Pilots,” SUN ‘n FUN is “Building a Better Future through Aviation.”
Everything the 20-person full-time team does at SUN ‘n FUN is with an eye on adding pilots to our rolls. SUN ‘n FUN is really just a big fundraiser that supports education opportunities — an effort made easier by recently retiring more than $2 million of debt over the past three years. Today, SUN ‘n FUN is debt free. [Read more…]
Using technology acquired from Power Plant Developments late last year, the 100-horsepower engine already has 10 years and 10,000 flight hours of development, according to Tim Archer, Superior Aviation Group CEO. [Read more…]
Experience Kissimmee is giving away a SUN ‘n FUN 2016 experience. The winner will enjoy: Round trip airfare for four; 6-day/5-night accommodations in Kissimmee; rental car; four tickets to the 2016 SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In; and a 30-minute flight in a T-6 Texan (courtesy Stallion 51). Entering is easy. Text “SUN” to 82257. The promotion ends April 26.
Gene Sanders submitted this photo from opening day of SUN ‘n FUN, of the Breitling Jet Team poised for its American debut on Tuesday. [Read more…]