Tecnam’s new P92 Tail Dragger achieved a successful first flight Dec. 22.
As I write this blog post it is Monday afternoon, April 12. In a few hours I will sit at the dais at City Hall, flanked by four fellow city commissioners, all committed to doing the business of the people. But tonight will be different. Tonight will have an undeniably pro-aviation angle to it, something that has not happened in my home town for many, many years. A sitting commissioner will sing the praises of general aviation, and he’ll do it on the record.
Like me, you know that a massive gathering of aviation’s faithful are coming together, even now, at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in central Florida. Sun ‘n Fun officially opens its doors Tuesday, an annual event that is celebrated by untold hundreds of thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the globe. Some, like me, will be there in person. Others celebrate from afar, tied down by work, or family, or a stalled cold front that they can’t get over or around.
Like the Cubbies, we all hope for better luck next year.
Michael Goulian will perform at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, slated to begin later this month.
This will be the first live performance of Goulian’s new Castrol Aviator Extra 330SC aircraft with his Lycoming Thunderbolt IO-580 engine and new generation Hartzell Propeller.
Also new for 2009 is new music and narration by air show announcer, Rob Reider.
Sun ‘n Fun Today, the popular up-to-the-minute daily newspaper for Sun ‘n Fun, will again be produced by General Aviation News.
Distributed free throughout the fly-in grounds, a digital version of the newspaper will also be published on www.generalaviationnews.com enabling aviation enthusiasts worldwide to keep up with all the events.
For those unable to attend the fly-in, Sun ‘n Fun and General Aviation News will send daily more than 15,000 emails, promoting the digital version.
General Aviation News Publisher Ben Sclair reports all advertisers will have their websites linked directly from their ads in the digital edition of Sun ‘n Fun Today.
All six issues will remain online long after the show ends and will be accessible from the General Aviation News website.
Sun ‘n Fun Today will be packed with daily happenings, ads from exhibitors and all the latest news. Want to be sure your product news gets into a daily? Sun ‘n Fun Today will accept press releases starting now for exclusive publication in pre-determined issues.
Send advance press releases with an embargo date to: Janice Wood, Editor (888-333-5937).