This year Sun ‘n Fun is putting a lot of emphasis into one of the areas that deserves attention, Paradise City. Look for the area to have a new look, including a new layout, an included LSA Mall, an included Choppertown, and lots more vendors! Also this year, there has been an effort to gather ...
When making the trip to Sun ‘n Fun, the last thing a lot of pilots think about is attending safety seminars or even regular forums. After all, there is so much else to do there at the event that sitting still for any length of time seems somehow wrong. However, there are a lot of ...
When we talked about the tornado that ripped through Sun 'n Fun and damaged so many aircraft, the topic of tie-downs naturally came up and we promised to come back to the subject. Jim Sweeny talks about the different styles of tie downs, what works, and of course the importance of actually using them.
This is our first chance to talk with Mike Stratman since Sun 'n Fun. Mike explains some of the engine concerns that aircraft owners who had their airplanes damaged in the storm at the show should think about and we talk about prop strikes in general.
A couple of weeks ago Dr. Lee Woodriff told us about the Sun 'n Fun award winning ultralights for 2011. This week we focus on the winning aircraft and owners in the light sport aircraft category.
The heavy storms and tornados in Florida during Sun 'n Fun seem to have been the beginning of a tumultuous spring. These storms are very apparent on radar, but can sneak up on you if you happen to be flying since they are often imbedded in cloudy weather and are fast moving. Jim Sweeney joins us to talk about how they are being created and how to avoid them.
This may have been the most dramatic Sun 'n Fun ever with extreme weather closing the event early on Thursday and people predicting the early end of the event, at least for this year. But in an impressive turnaround, Sun 'n Fun volunteers and the local community pulled together to clean up the damage enough to open the show back up the very next day to huge crowds of people and great weather. John Burton joins us to give us an insider's view of what happened last week.
Dan Johnson held forth in the LSA Mall at Sun 'n Fun last week. We talk with him about how the light sport vendors did both in sales and in weather survival. We also talk about some of the great improvements over in Paradise City this year.
Jim Sweeney spent most of Sun 'n Fun well out of the sun and inside the commercial buildings either explaining the WingX product to others or visiting and learning about other vendor's products. With five commercial buildings to explore, Jim had lots of opportunity to learn what's new in the marketplace and he shares some of what he learned with us.
The ultralight and light sport aircraft categories are judged by teams headed up by Dr. Lee Woodriff. Doc joins us to talk about the categories judged, the winners, and what made them winners at this year's Sun 'n Fun.