Tag Archives: Sun n Fun

Wintering, Vacationing & Flying In Florida

by Dave Weiman Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue When most of us Midwest flyers think of Florida, we think of getting away from the cold and snow, walking white sand beaches, and flying to Sun ‘n Fun. … Continue reading

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Florida – The Place To Fly To, When The Snow Flys In The Midwest

by Dave Weiman Depending on where you live in the Midwest and your final destination, Florida is between 1,000 and 1,500 nautical miles southeast, and the course is mountain free if you fly west of the Appalachian Mountains. One or … Continue reading

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Sun ‘n Fun 2015 Contributes $64 Million To Local Economy

LAKELAND, FLA. – The 41st Annual Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, April 21-26, 2015, at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, was the second largest revenue producing year in the event’s history. The indirect economic impact on the I-4 corridor … Continue reading

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FedEx Express Donates Boeing 727 To SUN ‘n FUN As Interactive Aviation Classroom

LAKELAND, FLA. – On Friday, February 1, 2013, a Boeing 727-200F aircraft operated by FedEx Express will complete its final flight as it lands at Lakeland Linder Airport, where it will be used at the Florida Air Museum Center for Innovation and … Continue reading

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Non-Competing Operating Procedures For Avionics

by Michael Kaufman If anyone had a new aviation product to introduce to the public, the two places to do it would be at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, or Sun-n-Fun in Lakeland, Florida, depending on the time of year. … Continue reading

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More Reorganization At Sun ‘n Fun

LAKELAND, FLA. – SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc., has consolidated all operations and staff – including the Florida Air Museum (FAM) – under the auspices of SUN ‘n FUN and its President and CEO, John “Lites” Leenhouts. While FAM will … Continue reading

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Wipaire Completes Cessna 206 Project… Working On Caravan, Skylane Improvements

by Steve Schapiro The centerpiece of Wipaire’s display at Sun ‘n Fun this year, March 27 thru April 1, 2012, in Lakeland, Florida, was a custom-designed and built Cessna 206 that the company delivered to Key West Seaplanes, a charter … Continue reading

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First-Timers From The Midwest Fly To Sun ‘n Fun

A Look At This Year’s Spring Break For Pilots by Steve Schapiro Mike Cooper has been flying for years – first in the Air Force where he instructed in T-38s before flying F-4s and F-15s, and then for Northwest Airlines … Continue reading

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Knight Replaces Eickhoff On Sun ‘N Fun Board

LAKELAND, FLA. – The Sun ‘n Fun Board of Directors elected Bob Knight, president of Knight Industrial Equipment, Inc., Lakeland, Fla., as its chairman at their January 2012 board meeting. The chairmanship was vacated with the retirement of Bill Eickhoff, … Continue reading

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