The SubSonex Air Show, flown by performer Bob Carlton, will make its worldwide debut at the 2015 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo. [Read more…]
It will come as no shock to regular readers of this column that I am on a mission. My goal, and yes I have absolutely chosen to accept it, is to shepherd as many aviation enthusiasts into the industry as full participants as I possibly can.
If they learn to fly, that’s great. But if they choose to fill other roles in the industry, that’s fine with me, too. Whether they involve themselves professionally or on an occasional basis as a hobby, I consider it a win whenever someone new breaks out of the pedestrain day-to-day grind and takes to the skies in an aircraft.
It’s an awesome job, and thank goodness I get to do it. There is nothing I’d rather be doing. Truly. [Read more…]
The career fair is set for April 22 in the Aerospace Center for Excellence (the former Florida Air Museum) on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida.
Shhhh. I’m going to trust you to keep this to yourself. It’s a secret. It has been for years. Yet, I’m going to tell you the truth. Here. Now. Only a few sentences hence.
Now, if I’m going to be completely honest, I have to admit the paragraph you just read is hyperbole. I’ve used a writer’s trick to get you reading, and hopefully keep you reading. Exaggeration is my tool of choice. By elevating something that’s largely unknown to the status of a well-kept secret, I’ve grabbed your attention a little more forcefully than I might have done if I chose more passive words, or a less impassioned approach. Good.
What I have to share is important. It truly is. For while it might not really be a closely held secret that’s been shielded from the wider public, it is information that’s unknown in the wider world and directly affects the future of general aviation in a very real way.
You’re still with me, right? Excellent.
In only a matter of weeks the second largest aviation-related event in North America will take place in my back yard. It’s called SUN ‘n FUN and it’s been one of the highlights of my year for more than two decades. You’ve probably heard of it too. Hopefully, you’ve been there to experience it for yourself. It is, in a word, amazing. [Read more…]
SUN ’n FUN is more than a fly-in and convention. “Spring Break for Pilots” plays host to a world class airshow as well. Here’s a partial list of the performers scheduled to appear at SUN ’n FUN April 21-26. Don’t see your favorite performer? Check the complete list at the SUN ’n FUN website. [Read more…]