The National Association of Flight Instructors reports that Jerald D. Cockrell will be inducted into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame in ceremonies at SUN ‘n FUN in Lakeland, Florida, next week. [Read more…]
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…]