Photographer Kenneth Strohm captured this photo as the French National Jet Team, Patrouille de France, arrived at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, for SUN ‘n FUN. The jet team, which is only performing at five stops in the U.S. during their two-month tour, will open Tuesday’s airshow at SUN ‘n FUN. [Read more…]
By MIKE HALSTEAD
It was an unusually warm Sunday afternoon in April 2016. N7000L ate up a generous amount of runway leaving Troutdale, Oregon, as we departed for Florida on this trip of a lifetime.
I loaded the plane with two people that I love and one that I like, along with a huge pile of gear. I had weighed everything twice and, with only 8 gallons in each tip tank, I was right at 3,800 pounds.
After 15 seconds of takeoff roll, I was starting to think, “did I do the math correctly? Everything is in the envelope right? Just be patient.”
And we’re off
Ten seconds later, my plane began to free itself from the pavement. With a relieved sigh from the pilot, we were on our way! SUN ‘n FUN, here we come.
Of course, if we go that far, who would not want to zip over to the Bahamas? [Read more…]
The fourth annual SUN ‘n FUN Career Fair will be held April 5 during this year’s fly-in, which is slated for April 4-9, 2017.
The Career Fair, which will be open to pilots, mechanics, avionics technicians, dispatchers, flight attendants and other professionals in the aviation field, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Aerospace Center for Excellence, the new name for the Florida Air Museum on the SUN ‘n FUN campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL). [Read more…]
While preparing stories for the upcoming SUN ‘n FUN Today — the daily newspaper of the fly-in put together by General Aviation News — we reached out to several airshow performers, including Art Nalls, who will fly his Harrier during the airshow. He sent me a link to this video put together by AARP which is absolutely riveting. Check it out below: [Read more…]
LAKELAND, Florida — The Sun 40 Sprint is back once again for the 43rd annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly- In & Expo April 4-9, 2017.
The Sun 40 Sprints will be staged as a fun contest of speed and precise navigation on Wednesday, April 5, at 10 am. [Read more…]
The weekend will include contests on the water and transit to the SUN ’n FUN Expo campus for the 43rd annual SUN ’n FUN International Fly- In & Expo on Monday, April 3. The airshow’s official opening day is Tuesday, April 4. [Read more…]