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TABLE OF CONTENTS Alan Henley benefit raises $110,000 .....3 Balloon launch huge success ................4 Protecting Sun ’n Fun attendees ...........4 Youth activities sets new records .........6 Pilots N Paws debuts ...............................8 PilotMall.com..............................................9 Florida Air Museum.................................10 Get connected..........................................12 Tourist Information Center.................... 12 Golden Knights .........................................14 Flight Line Radio.......................................15 Sun ’n Fun Radio ......................................15 Airshow Schedule .................................. 16 I Flew to Sun ’n Fun Club........................17 Protect Your Plane...................................17 Exhibitor Index/Map................................18 Balloon Launch ........................................20 Airline Pilots Tent .....................................20 GA Serves America ................................21 International Visitors...............................21 Parts Exchange ....................................... 22 Emergency Repair ...................................22 Steel Drum Band .....................................23 Workshops slated....................................23 Judging airplanes....................................24 Take a ride in a Warbird .........................25 Youth Activities.........................................25 Lectures .....................................................26 Ladies Pavilion .........................................26 Evening Programs ...................................27 FAA Forum Schedule ..............................27 Author’s Corner .......................................28 Movie Schedule.......................................28 LoPresti bestows award ........................29 Lycoming unveils new engine ..............29 Today’s Forums.........................................30 AirplanesDirect.com launches ............32 World War II re-enactor ........................32 Aspen Avionics upgrades EFD .............33 2009 Judging Results ..............................33 Nikon Photo Contest Winners ..............34

Golden Knights narrator SSGT Jered Zell, Houston, snaps a crisp salute, at 13,500 feet, upon leaving the team’s C-31 troopship.

Once the narrator is on the ground, a “mass” of Golden Knights exit both sides of the aircraft, form up during free fall, demonstrating the ability to

“fly” their bodies. The black team, here at Sun ’n Fun, is one of two demo teams that tour the U.S. The team will perform today during the airshow.

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Air show community takes care of one of its own Alan Henley benefit raises $110,000 By JANICE WOOD

ALL FOR ALAN: Surrounding Alan Henley are (from left) Bruce Turner, Mark Henley, Gene McNeely, Steve Gustafon, Bobbi Thompson, and Jennifer Henley (Alan’s wife). The show raised $110,000 for the Alan Henley Foundation. The funds will be used to help defray Henley’s medical expenses, as well as help his family — wife Jen, daughter Skylar and son Brandon — face the economic challenges ahead of them. Even better news? Those aren’t the final numbers, as donations continue to come in, Thompson said. “That’s phenomenal,” Henley said Saturday at Sun ’n Fun. “The whole

aviation community is a dedicated, caring community that takes care of each other. Having flown shows with all these performers over the years, I’m honored to be considered one of them. This will definitely help us out quite a bit,” he concluded. Want to help? You can donate through PayPal at NAAT.net/News/ AlanUpdate.html. The AeroShell team will perform in today’s air show.

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Last July, just days before Oshkosh, Alan Henley, leader of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, was injured at home while demonstrating a chin-up bar to his two young children. His severe spinal injur y was the talk of AirVenture, as the air show community gathered in Oshkosh. At the show, the idea of a benefit air show was borne. Leading the ef for ts were Wayne Boggs, Sun ’n Fun’s air boss, and Bruce Tur ner, who soon recr uited Bobbi Thompson as event coordinator. By the time Oshkosh was over, eight air show performers had committed to the air show, offering not only to fly for free, but to pay all their own expenses. Turner was tasked with going to

Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida, which was chosen for the show because of its demographics and infrastructure, to talk the airport authority into helping. The Jacksonville Airport Authority stepped up, handling all marketing expenses and offering support. Meanwhile, Thompson was busy recruiting performers. The show eventually got commitments from 35 acts. “Add in a legacy and a heritage flight and, by golly, we had an air show,” Thompson said. But organizers worried whether attendance would be strong, since there had never been an air show at Cecil Field before. “We wondered, ‘would anyone attend?’,” she said. Those worries proved unfounded. The benefit show, which was held the weekend before the opening of Sun ’n Fun, attracted 28,000 people. It featured a 372-minute flight schedule. “That’s over six hours,” Thompson crowed. “There was a little something for everybody.”

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Issue 6 TUESDAY, April 26, 2009 Publishers John Burton Ben Sclair Editorial Staff Meg Godlewski Tom Norton Dave Sclair Janice Wood Advertising Larry Price Mickey Price PRODUCTION Roy McGhee

Sun ’n Fun Today is published each day of the Sun ’n Fun Fly-In by Flyer Media, Inc., publishers of General Aviation News and Living With Your Plane. Copies of Sun ’n Fun Today are distributed free of charge throughout the fly-in grounds. Subscriptions to General Aviation News, $35.00 for two years (at the fly-in). Visit our exhibit space, B-41. The views and opinions contained herein do not necessarily reflect those of Sun ’n Fun Fly-In, Inc. Neither Sun ’n Fun Fly-In, Inc., nor Flyer Media, Inc. endorse or sanction the products advertised herein, and do not assume responsibility for such advertising. www.sun-n-fun.org www.generalaviationnews.com © 2009 Flyer Media, Inc., Sun ’n Fun Fly-In, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of photos or articles by any means is prohibited without written consent.

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Police, fire, volunteers keep Sun ’n Fun safe By JANICE WOOD Welcome to the city of Sun ’n Fun. During the week of the fly-in, the population of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport swells to that of a small city. Included in that population are representatives from the Lakeland Police Department, the Lakeland Fire Department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, the Polk County Fire Department, Polk County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Polk County Emergency Management Agency, the State Fire Marshal Bomb Squad, American Compliance Technologies — which handles aircraft recover and environmental clean-up — and even the FBI. At any given time, between 50 and 60 personnel are on site. “If something should happen, we do have the equipment and personnel to take care of it,” said Lt. Jeff Wharton of the Lakeland Fire Department, who oversees the entire operation. “None of this could happen without the assistance of all the agencies. One agency could not have all the needed resources.” Supplementing the work of the

READY FOR DUTY: The volunteer Emergency Response Team, about 30-strong, prepares for its day. professionals is a corps of Sun ’n Fun Emergency Response volunteers. A variety of equipment is on hand, including a new foam suppression fire truck, ambulances, a police helicopter and a Medevac helicopter from Tampa

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Cessna Aircraft Co. unveiled a new crew/cockpit resource management (CRM) training seat for the Skyhawk at this week’s show. The CRM training seat is a single, forward facing seat positioned aft and center of the pilot and co-pilot seats. The new seat configuration was designed with airline training schools and university flight programs in mind, according to John Doman, vice president of worldwide propeller aircraft sales. “Moving the second student forward and to the center of the aircraft increases his or her visibility of the flight deck and allows the student to be more involved in the flight as a crew member versus a passenger,” he explained. Additional benefits include a 27-pound useful payload increase, expanded utility category envelope and possible lower insurance costs, he said. A Skyhawk with the CRM configuration is on display at Cessna’s exhibit next to the FAA Building.

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Contributing Writers J. Douglas Hinton Deb McFarland Jack Neubacher

UP, UP AND AWAY: The balloon launch was a huge success Saturday morning, when almost 30 balloons lifted off from the Sun ’n Fun grounds. The balloon launch attracted record crowds as Sun ’n Fun attendees and Lakeland residents marveled at the site of the balloons filling the air. The balloon launch is held every year.

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General Hospital. Obviously, the first responders prepare for the worst case scenario of a plane crash or a plane going into a crowd. But the officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel also handle all the other calls, from people succumbing to heat exhaustion, to crowd control, to theft (although no thefts have been reported this year, there have been arrests made on the Sun ’n Fun grounds in the past, according to police officials.) Communication is key to ensuring the safety of everyone at Sun ’n Fun. “Ever ybody has their own function and we all know what we are going to do in the event of an emergency,” Wharton said. “Any time you’ve got airplanes, cars, four-wheelers, motorcycles, golf carts and other vehicles, plus foot traffic — then you add in all the campers of all shapes and sizes — there’s always the potential for something to happen,” he continued. “Where we’re at Sun ’n Fun we go on the premise that it’s our own little city and that’s the way we treat it. That’s why we’re here 24-7.”


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Youth activities see record attendance By JACK NEUBACHER

JUST FOR KIDS: Haley Clark (left), 17 and Kristy Wright, 16 both of Moultrie, Ga., work with Stevie Bisso, 9 of Lakeland to assemble a wing rib. Below, Dean Mackey curator of The Online Paper Airplane Museum holds one of his creations. Both activities are available in the Kids Activities Area next to the Tom Davis Center.

Joyce and Ernie Sanborn, who head up the Tom Davis Education Center adjacent to the Florida Air Museum, have been extra busy this week scheduling tours for school children and tracking attendance. They proudly announced Thursday that a new record had been hit, with 770 kids taking tours of the fly-in that day alone. More than 2,430 kids were preregistered for school tours, but the Sanborns expect to surpass that easily. “That doesn’t count the many walk-ins who have just shown up to tour the flight line,” Joyce said. The Youth Activities area is packed with things for kids to do, including the flight simulator lab, movies, and more. Also on hand is Dean Mackey of Tampa,

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Sun ’n Fun attendees can take advantage of a rollback to 2007 prices — as well as an additional $500 off two single seat cushion upgrades and $250 off any Oregon Aero VK SmartCushion upgrade. Customers also can spread the cost of seat cushion and interior upgrades over several years, say company officials. Oregon Aero is working with Aircraft Banking Centers, Inc. of Locust Grove, Ga., to provide financing and refinancing for customers. Find out more at Oregon Aero’s booth in Hangar A.

TCW unveils new products for experimental market TCW Technologies has working demonstrations of all its products this week at Sun ’n Fun. The company, which makes SafetyTrim and Intelligent Flap Controller products, have developed four new products for the experimental aircraft market over the past year. Working demonstration units are available for: the Safety-Trim Intelligent Servo Controller; Intelligent Flap Controller; Intelligent Power Stabilizer; Intelligent Lighting Controller; Smar tStar t; and Universal Switch Airspeed Kit. All products are in production and available online or through select distributors. Find out more at booth 87 in Hangar A.


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Pilots to the rescue By BEN SCLAIR ANIMAL RESCUE: Debi Boies (left), Pat Hose, and Jon Wehrenberg outside the Pilots N Paws display in the East Display area, space 31.

Debi and Bob Boies were adopting a rescue doberman from Tallahassee, Fla., but needed a way to transport the dog to their home in Landrum, S.C. Their friend, Jon Wehrenberg, suggested he fly to Tallahassee to pick up the dog. Upon completing the mission, Jon began researching animal rescues and found that roughly 5 million animals are euthanized each year. From that humble start, Debi and Jon teamed up to co-found Pilots N Paws. The pair established an online bulletin board at PilotsNPaws.org to pair pilots with rescue opportunities, as well as a not-for-profit corporation so pilots can deduct their costs as a charitable contribution. More than 370 pilots have registered, for free, and more than 2,000 users have signed up. There is no pressure for any

pilot to fly any mission. If they are able and willing, the pilot and pet rescuer get together to hammer out details and the mission is accomplished. Any animals can be rescued, not just dogs and cats. Debi and Jon know of a recent flight that rescued three snakes and a monster lizard from south Florida, while another flight carried a pot-bellied pig and a baby chick. While Pilots N Paws encourages pilots to send in photos and share their experiences, there is no formal tracking of missions completed or animals rescued. “However, we are confident we’ve saved more than 1,000 animals,” Debi said.

Air Journey launches tours to Cuba Flying adventure specialist Air Journey is adding Cuba to its list of destinations. The company is now accepting registrations to take a limited number of GA pilots, flying their own airplanes, to Havana. Trips will depar t the U.S. on a Thursday and return the following Monday. Air Journey has arranged special

tours of the island, including Old Havana, a Cuban cigar factory, and even a drink at one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite spots, La Bodequita del Medio. Air Journey also is finalizing plans for its next around the world expedition, which departs May 11. Find out more at Air Journey’s booth in Hangar A.

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PilotMall.com: The official aviation superstore of Sun ’n Fun PilotMall.com Aviation Superstore has been given the title “Official Aviation Superstore of Sun ’n Fun.” PilotMall.com has forged a par tnership with Sun ’n Fun that includes operating a 4,000-square-foot aviation superstore in the former Gifts of Flight building on the Sun ’n Fun campus during the annual air show. The store is located near Hangar B. PilotMall.com, which has been around for about 10 years and sells more than 4,000 products, will offer a wide

assortment of pilot supplies, educational materials, gifts and toys during the fly-in, according to Neil Glazer, president. “We will have several thousand products available, from education materials — which our company is very big on — to oxygen and portable GPS,” he said. It also will carry Sun ’n Fun-branded merchandise, including T-shir ts and more. Meanwhile, Gifts of Flight locations will be at various spots around the air show grounds, such as in front of the

Sunset Grill, near the Main Gate, at the Florida Air Museum gift shop and elsewhere. Those shops also will carry official Sun ’n Fun merchandise. Meanwhile, the PilotMall.com store will host numerous events throughout the week, including a Woman in Aviation Networking Night on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and an International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) fundraiser to suppor t the air show per formers Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those events are open to the public, according

to Glazer. The store also will host an Authors Corner with aviation celebrities, including Rod Machado and Max Trescott, in attendance. Times for those events will be posted at the store. “We thought it would be a good idea to give something back,” Glazer said. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the fly-in. For more information: PilotMall. com.

Getting the most out of a demo flight By MEG GODLEWSKI One of the main reasons people attend air shows and fly-ins is to do some comparison shopping for aircraft. The experience isn’t complete without a test flight, but you need to be prepared to get the most out of the event. First, realize you will have limited time in the plane, sometimes no more than 20 minutes, if that. Most of the manufacturers and distributors that offer demonstration flights ask that you sign up for them in advance. These flights are usually done early in the morning before the fly-in opens or later in the evening after the air show and most of the departures have taken place. Be flexible. Sometimes the demo flights will be conducted at an airport away from the show grounds. It’s important to find

out if that is the case so that you can arrange transportation. Sometimes the flight will involve the salesperson, a pilot and a passenger or two. Be prepared for this. Sometimes the manufacturer will have a rule about not performing certain maneuvers, such as a full power-on stall, if the aircraft is fully loaded or there is a density altitude situation. Ask about this in advance so that there are no surprises. Although it is impossible for you to memorize all the V speeds of each aircraft you intend to fly, try to familiarize yourself with as much technical information as possible before you step into the cockpit. Before the flight — such as when the aircraft is on static display — try to get into the cockpit so you can get a look at the panel layout.

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Don’t get caught up in the avionics or play “find the instrument” during the flight. Instead, focus on how the aircraft feels and responds to control inputs. Let the salesperson work the radios. Make sure the demo flight is done so that it conforms to the intended mission of the aircraft. If you are evaluating an airplane to be used for a flight school, check its slow flight and stall characteristics. If you are evaluating it for your go-visitthe-grandkids-in-another-state airplane, check its cruise capabilities. Most salespeople won’t let you get away without giving you marketing material about the aircraft’s specifications. Hang on to this so that when you are away from the show and out of the heat of the moment you can review the information and compare it with other

aircraft. Also, get a business card so you can easily remember who you dealt with if you have a question later. Make notes immediately after each flight on the marketing materials you were given. It’s a lot easier to do it right then than later when you are trying to remember which aircraft felt like what. Ask about financing options. Some companies even have aircraft trade up programs. If you can, seek out pilots who fly the same make and model you are looking at. You can leave notes for them on their airplanes at the show or, when you get home, go on the Internet and look for type club chat rooms. Most pilots will be flattered that you are asking their opinions and will be happy to share them with you.

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An unlikely reunion Brigadier General Dan Cherry, USAF (Ret.), and Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot Nguyen Hong My will reunite at Sun ’n Fun 2009 for only the second time since Cherry’s F-4D Phantom shot down My over Hanoi in 1972. Cherry traveled to Vietnam in April 2008 to meet My on a national Vietnamese television program that specializes in reuniting people. My and Cherry will make multiple presentations during the fly-in, including a book signing for Cherry’s recently published book, “My Enemy, My Friend.” Cherr y was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Force in July 1960 and went through pilot training in 1964, receiving an F-105 assignment with the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing at Spangdalem, Germany. In December 1966 he volunteered for his first tour of duty in Southeast Asia and flew 100 missions over North Vietnam. After returning to the United States as an instructor pilot in the F-105, he volunteered for his second tour of duty in 1972, this time assigned to fly the F-4D Phantom II. In April 1972, Cherry, flying in a flight of four Phantoms, shot down the MiG-21 piloted by My. It was Cherry’s only MiG “kill.” Cherry went on to a successful career in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of Brigadier General, and leading the USAF Thunderbirds Jet Demonstration

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Team before retiring in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Throughout the years, however, he wondered what had happened to the MiG pilot. Friends of Cherr y’s contacted a Vietnamese reality television program, “Seems As Never Have Been Separated,” which specializes in reuniting people. The show was able to track down the MiG pilot, and the two met on the television show last April. A friendship was instantly formed. “It is my hope that our remarkable meeting and reconciliation can somehow help the many Vietnam veterans who have had great difficulty in bringing closure to their war experiences,” Cherry said. “Hong My and I both share the mutual hope that our unusual friendship can also be an inspiration to our two countries to work toward better and friendlier relations through enhanced educational, cultural and business exchanges.” Cherr y is now the president of Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green.

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Its first exhibit is the F-4D Phantom #667550, the ver y airplane he was flying during the dogfight with My (pictured above). The park officially opened April 16 with a ceremony that included My. Cherry and My will be featured in the

evening program at the AOPA Pavilion Wednesday at 8 p.m. They also will give several lectures at the Florida Air Museum. For more information, check programs or the information boards posted throughout the grounds.

Don’t miss Florida Air Museum Your Sun ’n Fun experience would not be complete without a visit to the Florida Air Museum, Florida’s official aviation museum and education center. Entrance to the museum, which is open year-round, is free during the flyin. Boasting a variety of exhibits ranging from aircraft to Howard Hughes memorabilia, the museum also showcases an extensive collection of photographs and artifacts. The museum’s pavilion is the site of the air show’s evening programs and movies. The museum is offering a special membership promotion to Sun ’n Fun guests. All new and renewing members who sign up during the fly-in receive 15 months of benefits for the price of a regular 12-month membership. They also will be entered in a random drawing to receive a $100 gift certificate from PilotMall.com.

Memberships may be purchased at the Florida Air Museum membership booth at the main entrance or at the museum’s information desk. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the fly-in except for Thursday, April 23, when it will close at 4 p.m. to prepare for the annual Member Mingle, an exclusive “members only” reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. There is no cost for members to attend the event and member guests are only $10. Members can RSVP by calling 863-904-4000, e-mailing RSVP@ sun-n-fun.org or stopping by the museum information desk. The museum is located just of f Medulla Road, near the Main Gate and adjacent to the Buehler Restoration Center and the Workshops area. Although there is no extra fee to visit the museum during Sun ’n Fun, donations are appreciated.


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Celebrate Earth Day Earth Day is a global celebration designed to inspire appreciation for the Earth’s environment. It is traditionally celebrated on April 22 — which falls on the second day of this year’s Sun ’n Fun Fly-In. Throughout the week, Sun ’n Fun will of fer “eco-friendly” activities, located in a new Green Space in the Southeast Exhibit Area, close to the Main Tram Station on the fly-in campus. This area is dedicated to green living, advancing eco-friendly technology and learning more about our environment, according to Kristin Burton, who spear-

Got questions? Tourist Information Center has answers, as well as Internet Cafe If you need help finding accommodations or want a recommendation on where to eat while you’re at Sun ’n Fun, you can find the answers at the Tourist Information Center, which is just outside the Sunset Grill. Operated by the Polk County Visitors and Convention Bureau — also known as the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau — the information center will be staffed throughout the show with specialists who can answer anything from where’s the best place to shop to where campers can wash their clothes. There will be four to six people avail-

headed the Earth Day activities. how they can fit in,” she said. “The Martha King and well-known air show The Green Space, which will be open green movement used to be the ‘cool’ per former Patty Wagstaf f. Dubbed daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have a movement — now it’s something that “Over Africa: Low and Slow With kids area, an electric the Kenya Wildlife airplane on display and Service,” it chronicles representatives from how game wardens city and county agenpatrol the Kenya cies, as well as Earth Wildlife Ser vice in Day International. planes, protecting C o m p a n i e s endangered animals throughout the from poachers and aviation industr y are human encr oachexcited about the Green Space, Burton everybody has to be a part of.” ment. The Kings and Wagstaff traveled noted. Aviation has already taken steps in to Africa to train these pilots, with a Earth Day is a global celebration designed to inspire awareness of and “It’s so new, they want to see the “green” direction, she added. grant from the Lindbergh Foundation. appreciation for the earth’s environment. It is traditionally celebrated on April 22 “ Fsecond o r day y eofa rthis s ,year’s t hSun e ‘n LFun i nFly-In. dbergh Former CNN correspondent Miles of each year – which falls on the Foundation has advocated and, through O’Brien, who also is a pilot, documented able to answer questions, according to grants, funded research initiatives that the mission and will participate in the Sun ‘n Fun invites the aviation community to recognize the important role Janet Hart of the Visitors andourConvenenvironment plays within the aviation community – not only skies environin balance innovations andthethe program. tion Bureau. which we fly, but thement ecosystem that as supports sustains the such the and Green Investment While this is the first year for Earth The center will have a sky variety . .. and of the technology that makes flight in the first – by Program thatpossible focuses onplace aviation bioDay celebrations at Sun ’n Fun, Burton in the week-long activities planned to celebrate this global event. information available, fromjoining available fuels and research,” she said. “Airlines anticipates it will continue next year, area lodging, including prices; attraction are also testing fuels, de-icing chemieven if Earth Day doesn’t fall during Sun ‘n Fun will offer “Eco-Friendly” (“Green-Friendly”) activities through the information and brochures; dining recand technologies that areAreamore the fly-in. week of the Fly-In. Thesecals activities will be located in the Southeast Exhibit ommendations; shopping suggestions; environmentally friendly.” “The whole month of April is – close to the Main Tram Station on the Fly-In site. Affectionately called “The and phones soGreen visitors of the Earth Dayadvancing activities is the dedicated to Earth Day activities, so Space,” this area is Part dedicated to “green” living, eco-friendly can make reservations, technology and learning evening more about our environment. Green Space open anything you do in April can be called program on The Tuesday, putwillonbeby during the Fly-In. she said. daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.the Lindbergh Foundation, John and an Earth Day celebration,” she said. The center also Aviation has will have Florida air-already taken steps in the “green” direction. For years, the Lindbergh Foundation has advocated and, through grants, funded research initiatives that balance port directories and Get innovations and the environment suchconnected as the Green Investment Program that focuses on aeronautical charts available (while supaviation bio-fuels and research. Bright Airlines are also testing fuels, de-icing chemicals Networks will againand provide wireless Internet access across the plies last), as well as Florida road mapsthat are more environmentallyHouse technologies friendly. EarthDay International plans to Sun ’n Fun grounds this year. and guides. have a presence in The Green Space. . .along side an electric-powered airplane! The service costs $9.95people for and one day or $29.95 for the week. also be an area specifically designed for young The center also will beThere thewillsite supported by Purity Wellness Spa.Access to the wireless Internet service will be available to anyone with an of the Internet Cafe this year. There 802.11 G wireless client device. All users wishing to access the pay per use service will be four computers available at no Make sure your plans include this fun informative must sign upand through the wi-fi “splash” page. The system will utilize wi-fi technolcharge. Theareas, Green Space area in your Sun ‘n Funogy plans! designed to cover large outdoor making only a laptop and wireless card For more information: will be open daily from necessary to access the Internet throughout most of the campus. VisitCentralFlorida.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ! 53

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Golden Knights headline air show The United States Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team will celebrate its 50th anniversary by performing at Sun ’n Fun this weekend. The Golden Knights plan to arrive Thursday, April 23, and will perform during the daily air shows Friday through Sunday. The Golden Knights were formed in 1959 to compete in what was then the Soviet dominated sport of skydiving. Known as the Strategic Army Corps Sport Parachute Team, the 13 men performed so well that, in 1961, the U.S. Army officially recognized the team as the U.S. Army Parachute Team. Over the past 50 years, the Golden Knights have competed in parachute competitions around the globe, winning an unrivaled 425 championships, 21 national championships and eight world team titles. Today, the Golden Knights consist of two demonstration teams — the Gold team and the Black team, which will perform at Sun ’n Fun. The team’s primar y mission is to promote esprit de corps and support the Army’s recruiting goals. Each year, the Golden Knights travel the United States and abroad performing at air shows and sporting events delivering the Army’s message to future soldiers. The Golden Knights also bring that message to the general public by visiting high schools and working with local recruiters. The Golden Knights will conduct two performances during the daily air shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each performance will include maneuvers performed from an altitude of 12,500 feet designed to demonstrate the amount of control a jumper has while falling at speeds in excess of 120 mph. For more information: USARec.Army. mil/hq/GoldenKnights.

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Flight Line Radio ‘bigger and better’ this year Want to hear ever ything that’s going on during this week’s show? You can with a Flight Line Radio, which made its debut at Sun ’n Fun last year. “Flight Line Radio will be bigger and better than last year,” promised Don Costanza, the company’s director of marketing. The radios, which are the size of a credit card, have been customized for the show with the Sun ’n Fun logo. The radios have three channels: One picks up transmissions from the tower and announcer’s stand; the

second broadcasts Sun ’n Fun radio; and the third broadcasts Flight Line Inter net Radio, an Inter net-based radio station that’s specifically geared to general aviation. The radio station will be broadcasting from the grounds during the show, Costanza added. The second and third channels will have programming 24-7 during the show, Costanza said, while attendees will be able to hear everything from the air show announcer’s stand no matter where they are on the grounds. The radios, which cost $15, come complete with a headset and battery.

Extra batteries will be available for sale at all Gifts of Flight locations. “The beauty of this is that the radio you pick up at Sun ’n Fun will also work at any other show we are at, such as this summer’s AirVenture,” Costanza said. “And if you picked up a radio last year, it will work this year as well.” Flight Line Radio also broadcasts at other events, such as the Indianapolis Air Show, the Capital Air Show in California, the Rolex Kentucky ThreeDay equestrian event in Lexington, USA gymnastics events and more.

Tune in to Sun ’n Fun Radio Looking for a way to stay on top of what is happening at Sun ’n Fun during the show? Tune in to Sun ’n Fun Radio on 1510 AM. The radio station will have more than 30 volunteers covering every aspect of the fly-in, according to Radio Chairman Dave Shallbetter. “We’ll have updates on news and happenings around the fly-in, great inter views with aviation notables, schedules of events, inter views with sponsors, vendors and guests, live coverage of the daily air show, and remote

broadcasts of the evening programs and aviation safety seminars from the FAA Production Studios.” Women in Aviation will return this year with its special segment, “Women Shine at Sun ’n Fun,” he said, adding guests include Patty Wagstaff, Julie Clark, John and Martha King, and Peggy Chabrian, the association’s president. Also returning are Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon and Jack Hodgson, the men behind Uncontrolled Airspace Podcasts, who will do two podcasts from the show, one on Tuesday evening and the other on Sunday morning.

The station has added even more podcasts to its programming line-up, Shallbetter said. “Listeners can stay tuned after the air show for a different podcast each day,” he said. “Tuesday will be Uncontrolled Airspace, Wednesday will be The Finer Points of Flying with Jason Miller, Thursday is The Pilot’s Flight Podlog, Friday is a special gathering of aviation podcasters — kind of an open mic night — and Saturday will be Airspeed Online with Steve Force,” he continued. Radio programming also will be

broadcast on Flight Line Radio, which also can tune in to the announcer’s stand during the air shows. Flightline Radios can be purchased at any of the Gifts of Flight locations. Another bonus: The radios can be used at other air shows, including this summer’s AirVenture.

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-090 Airtex Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-075, C-076 AirTug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-095 Airwolf Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-043, E-044 Alpha Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-081 Alturair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-015 American Champion Aircraft Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-028B American Flyers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-017 American Legend Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-010D American Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-078, C-079 AmSafe Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-045, C-046 Andair, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-050 Angel Flight Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-035

Antilles Seaplanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-004C Anywhere Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-011, A-012 Apollo Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-048 Apollo Laser Engraving LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-027 Applewood, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-006, A-007, N-081 Approach Fast Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-093 ArcticAir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-012 Arion Aircraft, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-005 Artex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-088 ASA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-059, B-060, B-061 Aspen Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-016, D-017 Atlantic Aero, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-010, N-011 AUA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-057 AV Source Aerostyling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-049 Avemco Insurance Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-055, C-056 Aveo Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-048 Avery Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-019, D-020, D-021 Aviat, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-030C, MD-031B Aviation Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-040 Aviation Homes & Land, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-097 Aviation Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-009 Aviation Optical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-076 Aviators Hot Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-032 Avidyne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-071, C-072, N-059 Avionics Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-075 Avionics Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-093 Av-Map Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-064 Av-Stak Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-024 Axis Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-027 B & C Specialty Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-072 B/E Aerospace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-077 Bad Dog Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-060 Bahamas Tourist Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-072 Barrett Precision Engines, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-036 Basic Aircraft Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-007, Batteries American-E.H. Yost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-090, B-091 Battery-Tech, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-076, B-077 Beagle Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-007 Bearhawk-AviPro Aircraft, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-034, N-035 Belle & Blade Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-028, B-029, N-073 Bendix King By Honeywell . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-092, C-093, C-094, C-095 Beyerdynamic Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-003 Big South Fork Airpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-077 BMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-036 Bondwel, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-045 Born To Fly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00G Bose Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SNF-009 Bright House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SNF-007 Brightline Bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-071 Bruce's Custom Covers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-096 Busch Ent. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-015, N-016 California Power Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-008, E-009 Canadian Home Rotors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H-013

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Cannon Creek Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-070 Caribbean Flying Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-015 Caribbean Sky Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-080 CAV Aerospace Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-094, N-101 Central Florida Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-032 Cessna Aircraft Company . . . . . .SNF-001, SNF-002, SNF-004, SNF-005 Champion Aerospace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-021 Chief Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-097 Cirrus Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-035A Civil Air Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-009 CJ Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-054 Clamar Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WP-003 Clarity Aloft Headsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-081, B-082 Clifford Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-011B CO Guardian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-062 Cobham Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-011, D-012, D-013 Cobra Torches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-021 Commemorative Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Warbird Ramp Comp Air, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-012B Concorde Battery Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-050, B-051 Conoco Phillips 66 Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-083, N-088 Contact! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-063 Cool-Air, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-014 COOLSPACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South End B"" Cordpro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-075 Corrosion Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-080 CSC Duats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-065, D-066, Cub Crafters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-092, N-103 Custom Plaques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-071 Cutting Edge Airsports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00C Datatoys.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-089 David Clark Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-008, C-009 DCC/Earthstar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-032 Delta Connection Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-010, E-011 DeltaHawk Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-003 Desser Tire & Rubber Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-025 Diamond Aircraft Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-023B, MD-024C Diemech Turbine Solution, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-074 Dominican Republic Tourism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-54 Don George, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-074 Douglass Screen Printers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-049 Dowling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-078 DRE Communications Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-095 Dream Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-027C DTC Duat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-085, A-086 Dynon Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-023 EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-030, B-031 EAA Member Tent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-039, E-040, E-063, E-064 Eagle Fuel Cells-ETC, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-043 Eggenfellner Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-022 Electronics International, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-090, D-091 Elite Simulation Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-024, D-025 EliteEtc/Mobile Racing Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-032

COMMERCIAL EXHIBITORS

Elizabeth & The Gold Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-013, C-014 E-MAG Ignitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-096 Embraer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SNF-003 Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ . . . . . . . . . .E-021, E-022, E-023, E-024 Engine Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-082, N-089 Epic Air, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-009A Europa Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-99, N-100 Evektor Aircraft Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-012 EV-ENT/Flitz Polish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-076 Explorer Aeronautique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-003 Extra Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-017, E-018, E-019, E-020 Falcon Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-033 Federal Air Marshal Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-026 Fieldtech Avionics&Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-008, N-009 First Pryority Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-096 Flight Design USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-021 FlightPrep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-036, b-037 FlightSafety International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-032, A-033 Float Planes & Amphibs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-029, E-030, LP-035 Floats & Fuel Cells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-074 Florida Air Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-057 Florida Dept of Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-004 Florida Division of Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-017 Florida Institute ofTechnology . . . . . . . . . . . .N-045, N-046, N-053, N-054 Florida Lottery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-029 Fly Hard Trike Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-029, LP-030 Fly The Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-073 Flying Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-007, LD-013 Fort Adkinson Plantation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-035 Forward Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-049 Franklin Aircraft Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-016 Freeman's Just Plane Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-050, N-051 G & N Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-083 Garmin International . . . . . . .D-034,D-035,D-036,D-037,D-038,D-43,D-44,D-45, Westside D Geared Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-052 GEICO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-012 General Aviation Modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-065 General Aviation News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-041 George Frey Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-006 Gifts of Flight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-091 Gippsland Aeronautics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-053, E-054, AC-007 Glasair Aviation LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-016B Gleim Publications, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-038, B-039 Globe Fiberglass Ltd., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-061 Golden Lynx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-088 Goodyear Tire Aviation Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-064 Grand Rapids Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-005, D-006 Grassroots Airpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-078 Great Plains Aircraft Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-051 Grove Aircraft Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-057 GTI, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00J Gulf Coast Avionics Corp. . . . . .D-028,D-029,D-030,D-031,D-032, D-033 Gulfstream Training Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-079

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Titan Aircraft Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-065, LP-066 Tomlinson Aviation Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H-002 Tomlinson Avionics of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-004 Tornado Alley Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-066 Trace Engines LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-025 Trade-A-Plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-001, A-002, A-003 Tradewinds Turbines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-055, AC-006 Trio Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-028, A-029 Tri-Pacer Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-038 TruTrak Flight Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-092, A-093 Turbine Cubs of Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WP-001, WP-002 Turbine Product Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-039 Turtle- Pac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-048 U.P. Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-055 U.S. Industrial Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-017 U.S. Jaclean Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-026 Ultimate Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-058 UMA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-006 Uncommon USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-029, C-030 Unique Product Sales Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-087 Urban Air USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-013 Utah Valley State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-079 Val Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-050 Valve Wizard, ATP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-041 Van's Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-012, E-013, E-014, E-027, E-028 VedolaHD Performance Sunglass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-062 Velocity, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-015C Vertex Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-050 Vertical Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-079 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-016 Virginia Bader Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-018, A-019 Virginia Dept. Of Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-038 Virtual Hud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-096 Vortex Energy Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-008 Waco Classic Aircraft Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AC-002 Wag-Aero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-056 Warner Aerocraft Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-055 Wentworth Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-001, B-002, B-003 Whelen Engineering Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-072, A-073 Whirlwind Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-006 Wicks Aircraft Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-001, D-002, D-003 Wilco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-022 Wilson Doors, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-098 Windsok . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-003, LP-00V Wipaire, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-001D Women In Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-034, A-035 Wultrad, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-047 WWW.PILOTSNPAWS.ORG, INC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-031 XM Wx Satellite Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-024, C-025, C-026, N-036 Zaon Flight Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-094, B-095 ZD Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-055 Zenith Aircraft Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-026B Zurich International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-014

Sennheiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-084, B-085 Sensenich Propeller Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-030, A-031 Sensodyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-008 Sheltair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-094 Sigtronics Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-071 Simcom Training Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-005 Sky Ox Aircraft Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-062 Sky-Tec Flyweight Starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-001 SMA Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-072, N-075 Snap On Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-028 Socata North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-022B Soloy Aviation Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-029, N-030 SoundEx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-004 Southern Aces Show Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-016, LP-017 Special Editiion, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-042 Sport Aircraft Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-068, N-069, N-079 Sport Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-069 Sportair USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-023 Sportsplanes of Florida, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-012 Sporty's Pilot Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-090, C-091, AC-003 SPOT LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-023 Spruce Creek Fly-In Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-055 SPS Exhibitions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-010, C-011, C-012 Star Enterprises Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-052 Stars and Stripes Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-005, SW-006 Steen Aero Lab, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-048, N-049 Stewart Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-058 Strong Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-084 Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-014, SE-015 Sunglass Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-013, A-014 T & T Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-049 Tail Wheels ETC Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00D Tampa International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-096 TCW Technologies LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-087 Team Tango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-020, N-031 Tecnam Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-005B Teledyne Battery Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-064 Teledyne Continental Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-065, C-066, C-067 Telex Communication, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-040, C-041, C-042 Tempest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-081, C-082 Terrafugia, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-057, E-058, AC-005 Texas Skyways, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-044 Texas Turbine Conversions, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-056, N-057, N-067 The Aircraft Partnership Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-031 The Claw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-094 The Gathering Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-084 The McGraw-Hill Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-046 The New Firewall Foreward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-002 The New Kolb Aircraft Co. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-033, LP-034 The Sign Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-001 The Stress Stop, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-051 Things 4 Planes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-007 Three Point Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-080

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Tuesday-Sunday, April 21-26, 2009

Balloon launch slated for Saturday One of the oldest and most beautiful forms of flight was first test-piloted by a sheep, a duck and a rooster. In 1783 the Montgolfier brothers loaded this menagerie aboard a balloon and launched it up, up and away. Later that year the brothers took to the skies in a balloon made of paper and silk. Modern hot air balloons will be showcased early Saturday morning with a balloon launch. Pilots participating in this launch are part of a unique group of seasoned air show veterans from around the world, according to Sun ’n Fun officials. Hot air balloon pilots carry an FAA issued pilot’s license in the “Lighter than Air” categor y. In addition to passing traditional written tests, a pilot is trained in balloon mechanics, safety, procedures, and the unique flight characteristics of balloons. Balloon events at Sun ’n Fun include limited daily demonstration flights from the Ultralight field by commercial firms — usually at 7 a.m. Saturday is the “big” event when dozens of balloons will be launched in a traditional “hare and hound” race. As the name suggests, this event involves chasing a single balloon after it takes off. This balloon acts as the “hare” and floats in the air for a short while before the other balloons are allowed to take off. The balloons that follow are the “hounds.” The winning balloon is the one that lands closest to the “hare.” This is a sight you won’t want to miss,

but you’ll have to get up early. Weather permitting, the balloon launch takes place between 6:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., Saturday, April 25. There also will be a Balloon Glow — where the balloons inflate, but do not take off — during the Friday night air show.

A gathering place for airline pilots Do you fly for an airline? Are you a retired airline pilot? If so, Sun ’n Fun has just the meeting place for you. For the fourth year, retired Eastern Air Lines and US Airways captain L. F. “Roy” Rogers has set up an Airline Pilots Tent on Clubhouse Row, next to Sun ’n Fun Radio. According to Rogers, more than 500 pilots signed in last year, representing 40 airlines, both domestic and overseas. “The tent provides an opportunity for us to visit and share experiences, reminisce about our airline days and discuss common problems,” said Rogers. “We owe many thanks to the Quiet Birdmen, two doors down from us, who were responsible for getting most of their retired pilots over to sign in. We’re hoping this year will be as good, despite the economy.”

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Help tell the story that general aviation serves America General aviation faces an acute set of issues today — issues so serious and urgent that they could have a devastating effect on our future. Urban pressures on airports, onerous regulatory proposals, lack of commitment of general federal revenues to fund FAA operations and infrastructure, and an increasingly negative public perception of GA as “jets for the rich” have brought GA to a defining moment. In this economic downturn, lawmakers are looking for ways to pay for the services the government must provide, including those of fered by the FAA. President Obama’s budget outline calls for “direct user charges” — user fees — to raise more than $7 billion each year. Add to that unfounded security fears that prompt government agencies to propose treating GA like the airlines, and we could be in real trouble. Aviation is vital to the public good, so it makes sense that all Americans help pay for FAA operations, air traffic control, airport infrastructure, and other vital aviation-related services through the general fund that everyone contributes to. And general aviation, with its smaller aircraft and personal nature, is nothing like the airlines, so it simply makes no sense to impose expensive, impractical, airline-style security rules on GA. General aviation pilots understand these things inherently. But many of the people who ultimately make these decisions do not. To change that perception, AOPA has launched one of the largest and most important initiatives in the

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Located near the main gate, the International Visitors Center provides a “home away from home” for the hundreds of international visitors who come from around the globe to attend Sun ’n Fun. Every year, 30 to 40 multi-lingual volunteers greet more than 1,000 visitors representing more than 60 countries. “At any given time, visitors may hear five to eight languages being spoken in the tent, including German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese,” said Michele Van Dorn, International Visitor Chairperson. As visitors register, they receive a collectors item trading pin, which is a much sought after souvenir. The center provides assistance with everything from medical needs, hotel and transportation arrangements, and translation services. There also is a message board so international guests can post messages ranging from planes for sale to saying hello to someone they met last year.

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Tuesday-Sunday, April 21-26, 2009

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part of an airframe that cost $300, made daily trips to the cash machines until they had the right amount of cash to make the purchase, according to volunteers. The PX is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. A registration credential (wristband) is required to drop off items for sale or to shop at the PX during the fly-in.

Emergency Repair Team ready to help if needed You’ve just spent a wonderful day at Sun ’n Fun and are ready to fly home. During your preflight inspection you notice the nose strut of your Cessna 182 is completely flat. All is not lost — one quick call to the Aircraft Emergency Repair Team can get you on your way. This year the team is made of up approximately 15 to 20 volunteers,

according to Charlie Bukoski who, with his wife Judy, heads the team. “We don’t do big repairs, but we can help with little ones, like replacing fluids or charging a battery,” he said. “The busiest time for us is right after the air show ends because that is when people realize that they’ve left the master switch on and the battery is dead.” Most of the volunteers are A&P mechanics so they can at least tell you which tool you need to borrow to take care of the problem. Tools are kept in the emergency repair kiosk, which is at the approach end of Runway 5. “We tr y to stay away from doing the repairs ourselves, but if the aircraft owner asks, sometimes we will assist,” he said, noting last year the team helped 83 people. “The bulk of those issues were problems with dead batteries, brakes, and flat tires.” Hours are from 8 a.m. to an hour or so after the air show. If a plane has serious issues, volunteers can have it towed to one of the FBOs at the airport for more extensive repairs.

Medical services If you are in need of medical services, Brokaw Medical Hospitality Center is located near the Main Gate and east of the Buehler Restoration Skills Center on Doolittle Road.


Tuesday-Sunday, April 21-26, 2009

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Splash-In returns to Fantasy of Flight The popular Splash-In returns to nearby Lake Agnes in Polk City, adjacent to the internationally known aviation attraction, Fantasy of Flight. While seaplanes and amphibians will be at Lake Agnes throughout the week, the official one-day Splash-In is Thursday, April 23. That’s when pilots will participate in competitions and show off their prized planes. Landings are limited to the lake. No landings on Fantasy of Flight’s grass strip are allowed. Because the lake is on private property, camping for Splash-In participants will be allowed, however. Splash-In par ticipants receive a special packet entitling them to reduced admission to Fantasy of Flight. Fantasy of Flight is located just off Interstate Highway 4 nor theast of Sun ’n Fun, making it an easy drive or flight from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and the Sun ’n Fun site. Buses will provide transpor tation from the Sun ’n Fun grounds to the lake. Cost is $3 each way. Seaplanes also will be on display on the Sun ’n Fun grounds just north of Paradise City (the Ultralight area).

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Steel drum band adds to spring break atmosphere Rythm Trail, a steel drum band, will perform daily from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Main Gate and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sunset Grill. The band is led by Ephraim Adams, who has been playing steel drums — also known as “playing pan” — for more than 18 years, since he was a student in Guyana. He soon became a well-known musician in Guyana, and a member of that country’s national steel band movement. He emigrated to the U.S. in 2003. Rythm Trail performs at events across the country, with regular appearances throughout Florida. For more information: RythmTrail.com.

Workshops slated The Sun ’n Fun Workshops are a boon not only to A&Ps and IAs, but to amateur aircraft builders also. The free workshops are located in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and in tents around the Buehler Restoration Center. Many of the workshops have been approved by the FAA for credit towards the annual requirements for IA renewal and the A&P Awards Program. Operating times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some workshops operate continuously, while others have scheduled programs. Check at the workshop information booth in the CFAA building for times and workshop locations. Workshops include: Woodwork; Avionics/Electrical; Basic Sheet Metal; Cable Swaging; Composites; Computer Resources; Engines; Fabric Covering; Metal Shaping; Propeller Carving; Sport Planes; and Welding, both electric and gas.

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Tuesday-Sunday, April 21-26, 2009

Judging airplanes Sun ’n Fun’s chief judge shares the tricks of the trade By THOMAS F. NORTON How do you judge airplanes in six very different categories for a variety of very different awards? “Objectively,” said Leonard Kress (right), chief judge at Sun ’n Fun. “It’s easy to be subjective, though,” he added. “That’s why we follow EAA judging standards.” Those standards are outlined in a “scoring decision tree” that leads to scores ranging from zero (major deficiency) to 10 (perfect, impossible to do better). “Deficiency is defined as a safety item with potential for catastrophic flight failure,” Kress explained, pointing out that very few owners with airplanes in such bad shape ask to be judged. At the other end of the scale, a 10 is utterly flawless, a very difficult level to achieve — but far from impossible. In between, the guidelines list nine other possible scores. Most owners who ask to be judged have airplanes that are well above average, generally scoring in the seven (strong show quality) to 10 range. As the judges make their rounds, there is no discussion. “Points aren’t awarded by consensus,” Kress said, but by each judge — up to 50 of them — filling out individual score sheets.

The scores are added up and compared only after judging is completed. A newcomer to the judging team isn’t expected to know all of this, Kress said. The first year, a co-chairman accompanies a newcomer and critiques the scores arrived at, which are not actually used. When the scores become consistent, the candidate becomes a full member of the team. Airplanes are judged in six categories: custom-built, vintage, warbirds, ultralight and light sport, rotorcraft and seaplanes. The first question asked by a judge is whether the airplane being looked at is airworthy. If not, of course, it earns a zero and there’s nothing more to be done. Assuming it is, however, the next question is whether it’s better than average. A no leads to choosing whether it is very crude, crude, functional or average. Each of those terms goes with a successively

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higher score, from one to four. An airplane judged to be better than average is considered on yet another set of questions. Is it equal to, or better than, factory new? If not, but of above average craftsmanship, it falls into the five, six or seven scoring level: slightly above average, solidly above, or showing pride of workmanship. If, however, a judge gives a yes answer to the “factory new” question, the next step is the really hard one, Kress said. A choice must be made as to whether the airplane has very fine workmanship but apparent flaws, outstanding workmanship with flaws that are difficult to detect, or is — and this is a 10 — “flawless in all respects.” Looking at the standards published by EAA, significant differences are seen from

one category to another. Ten pages are devoted to vintage aircraft, for example, while others may require as few as six pages. “The awards are somewhat different” from category to category, Kress pointed out. Sometimes owners will ask judges to critique their airplanes. “That’s a real can of worms,” Kress stated. “After all, no mother ever had an ugly baby. People put their lives into these things” and no judge wants to face a restored airplane’s “mother” with a list of flaws. Take a stroll among the airplanes this week and do your own judging. When the results are printed in the April 26 edition of Sun ’n Fun Today, you can compare your conclusions with those of the official judges.


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Take a ride in a Warbird Get your hands on histor y this week when you take a ride in one of the Commemorative Air Force’s vintage Warbirds. Historic aircraft from the CAF fleet will be on display and available for rides all week. Rides can be purchased at Hangar 57, the CAF’s membership tent, on the Warbird Ramp. Rides are available in the P-51D Mustang “Red Nose,” B-24A Liberator “Ol’ 927,” and B-25 “Yellow Rose.” A ride includes a passenger briefing and personal introduction to the aircraft. Flight time is 20 to 30 minutes depending on the aircraft. B-24A Liberator rides are $450, B-25 rides are $375 and P-51D Mustang rides are $1,195. Rides are limited and subject to weather. On display this week is the CAF Dixie Wing’s SBD-5 Dauntless, one of only two currently flying in the world; the CAF Memphis Squadron’s Hawker Sea Fur y FB.11; and the CAF Florida Wing’s two L-17 Navions, “Allie-Gator” and “Misty Blue.” Expect to see other CAF and CAF member-owned aircraft on display. (Aircraft participation is subject to change).

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Youth Activities The Tom Davis Education Center offers fun, educational opportunities to young aviation enthusiasts. The Youth Activities tent located outside the Davis Center is filled with a variety of interesting aviation-based activities, while inside, children of all ages will be fascinated by the flight simulator lab, which boasts 33 flight simulators this year, according to Joyce Sanborn who, with her husband, Ernie, oversees the center. Children of all ages are encouraged to use the simulators, she added. In the center’s great room, aviation movies will be shown, while a pizza lunch will be served to school kids for just $3. In the tent, children can make a wooden wing rib, as well as kites, windsocks, parachutes, paper rockets and a variety of paper airplanes. Coloring sheets will be available for the younger kids. Two motion simulators, Kid Air II and Kid Air III, also will be available outside the tent. Also returning is Scamp, which kids “can get into and see what it’s like being in a small airplane,” Sanborn said. The center is also where school tours begin and end. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Volunteers prefer parents stay with young children, while older kids — middle school aged and up — can participate in the center’s activities on their own. The Tom Davis Education Center is located near the Florida Air Museum, just past the AOPA Pavilion.

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Tuesday-Sunday, April 21-26, 2009

Lectures at the Florida Air Museum TUESDAY, APRIL 21 9 a.m. Frank Klatt, America’s Space Shuttle-Retire or Fly After 2010 10 a.m. Carol Ann Garratt, Around the World Flight in a Mooney 11 a.m. Bill Guenon, Secret and Dangerous-Night of the Son Tay P.O.W. Raid 12 p.m. Andy Zakrzewski, Captain Wedge’s School of Hard Knocks 1 p.m. Lou & Nancy Fabbri, How to Make an Improbable Trip Possible 2 p.m. Bob Richards, Secrets From the Tower WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 9 a.m. Lou & Nancy Fabbri, How to Make an Improbable Trip Possible 10 a.m. Carol Ann Garratt, Around the World Flight in a Mooney 11 a.m. Dale and Alan Klapmeier, Development of the Cirrus

12 p.m. Bob Richards, Secrets From the Tower 1 p.m. Chad Smith, The Central Florida Aerospace Academy 2 p.m. Phil Heitman, Music’s Broken Wings

THURSDAY APRIL 23 9 a.m. Bill Guenon, Secret and Dangerous-Night of the Son Tay P.O.W. Raid 10 a.m. Hazel Jopling, John, The Airport Kid 11 a.m. Richard Jeppesen, Jeppesen-A Biography by His Son 12 p.m. Carol Ann Garratt, Around the World Flight in a Mooney 1 p.m. Bob Richards, Secrets From the Tower 2 p.m. Dale and Alan Klapmeier, Development of the Cirrus

Ladies Pavilion offers fun The Ladies Pavilion offers a variety of activities from crafts to cosmetics. Besides the scheduled activities, there will be a variety of crafters on hand teaching their crafts. There also will be a massage therapist, nail technician, hair dresser, Mary Kay cosmetics, books for sale and more. Ivonne Barkman will lead low-impact exercises ever y morning at 8 a.m. A musical jamboree will be held ever y evening. The Ladies Pavilion is on Poberezny Road in the Sun ’n Fun Convention RV

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TUESDAY, APRIL 21 10 a.m.: Tupper ware: Pam Wessel has all the new Tupperware essentials for your home. 12 p.m.: Enagic Kangen Water: Terry Brooks discusses how to make your water healthy. 12:30 p.m.: Open House: Have cake and coffee and unite with friends, past and present. Everyone is welcome. 1 p.m.: Tastefully Simple hosted by Angela Jamrozik.

12 p.m. Walt Houghton, Florida’s Military Airports-Training for WW II 1 p.m. Winston Scott, Reflections From Earth Orbit 2 p.m. Bill Fortney, Photo Contest Awards and America from 500 feet

FRIDAY APRIL 24 9 a.m. Nancy Aldrich, Captain GrammaSingle Mom To Sky High 10 a.m. Richard Jeppesen, Jeppesen-A Biography by His Son 11 a.m. Bill Guenon, Secret and Dangerous-Night of the Son Tay P.O.W. Raid 12 p.m. Gen. Dan Cherry, My Enemy, My Friend, a story of reconciliation from the Vietnam War 1 p.m. Gen. Dan Cherry, My Enemy, My Friend, a story of reconciliation from the Vietnam War

Sunday April 26 9 a.m. Hazel Jopling, John, The Airport Kid 10 a.m. Lou & Nancy Fabbri, How to Make an Improbable Trip Possible 11 a.m. Andy Zakrzewski, Captain Wedge’s School of Hard Knocks 12 p.m. Hazel Jopling, John, The Airport Kid 1 p.m. Richard Jeppesen, Jeppesen-A Biography by His Son.

SATURDAY APRIL 25 9 a.m. Susan Arthurs, Blue Sky IdeasAerospace Resources for Teachers 10 a.m. Susan Arthurs, Blue Sky IdeasAerospace Resources for Teachers 11 a.m. Frank Klatt, America’s Space Shuttle-Retire or Fly After 2010

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Evening Programs

FAA Forum Schedule

Evening programs are hosted in the AOPA Pavilion located next to the Florida Air Museum.

All FAA forums are at the FAA Production Studios. Forums are also simulcast on Sun ’n Fun Radio 1510 AM.

Tuesday, April 21, 8 p.m. John and Martha King, along with Patty Wagstaff and Miles O’Brien, present “Over Africa, Low and Slow with the Kenya Wildlife Service.” Game wardens who fly for the Kenya Wildlife Service routinely fly low and slow in small single engine airplanes over the spectacular parks of Kenya to protect their endangered inhabitants from the threat of poachers and human encroachment. Wagstaff and the Kings travelled to Africa to train these pilots with funding provided by the Lindbergh Foundation. O’Brien, a former CNN correspondent and freelance producer/director/reporter, as well as a board member of the foundation, documented the mission every step of the way. “Over Africa!” is a wild, fun ride — with a serious purpose — filled with some larger-than-life characters who, in their own small way, are helping save the planet.

Wednesday, April 22, 8 p.m. Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry (USAF, Ret.) and Nguyen Hong My present “An Unlikely Reunion — Reconciliation in Vietnam” On April 16, 1972, Cherry first met My at 15,000 feet in the skies near Hanoi, North Vietnam, as enemies. In an intense five-minute dogfight, Cherry shot down

the MiG-21 piloted by My. Cherry and My met 36 years later in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on live television. It was the first time they had met since that fateful day. This time they met as friends. The remarkable story of survival, reunion, and unlikely friendship comes alive as they talk about their respective experiences as fighter pilots during the Vietnam War.

Thursday, April 23, 6:30 p.m. General Aviation: Defining Our Future — AOPA President Craig Fuller will talk about current issues affecting general aviation, including FAA funding, air traffic control modernization, security, and public perception.

Friday, April 24, 7 p.m. Producers of three new aviation films will discuss their respective projects.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

8:30 a.m.: When to solo a student,

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10 a.m: FAASTeam CFI Workshops,

Mark Laughridge and Fred Kaiser 11:30: FAASTeam, Eric Minnis 1 p.m.: Flying the Islands of the Bahamas, Greg Rolle

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8:30 a.m.: Surviving Forced Landings,

Eric Basile

10 a.m.: FAASTeam FAASafety.gov Online

Training, Wings & AMT, Bryan Neville 11:30 a.m.: Cloudy Skies, Clear Judgment, Susan Parson 1 p.m.: Human Factors and Surface Safety, Dan Cilli, Office of Runway Safety

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Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m. Laugh and Learn with Rod Machado — Be prepared to laugh and learn as Rod Machado introduces you to the lighter side of aviation. In this presentation, Machado will share some of his newest and craziest stories. You will, for instance, learn how to drink coffee from your shoe at 10,500 feet and how Feng Shui can help you explain a crookedly parked airplane. Let Machado show you how much fun aviation really is.

8:30 a.m.: Takeoffs & Landings,

Jim McElvain

10 a.m: Mastering Takeoffs & Landings,

J.J. Greenway, AOPA Air Safety Foundation 11:30 a.m.: The Kings on Practical Risk Management, John and Martha King 1 p.m.: Flight Instructor Professionalism, Sandy & Jo Ann Hill

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 8:30 a.m.: Teaching in the Glass Cockpit, Tina Obomy and Kerry Hackney

10 a.m: Maintaining Your Medical,

Dr. James Fraser, Deputy Federal Air Surgeon 11:30 a.m.: GPS from the Ground Up, J.J. Greenway, AOPA Air Safety Foundation 1 p.m.: Meet the FAA, Doug Murphy, Host

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

8:30 a.m.: Accident Investigation: What

Happens When the Phone Rings, Mike Busch 10 a.m: Guide to Rotax Aircraft Engine Maintenance, Phil Lockwood 11:30 a.m.: Mastering Takeoffs & Landings, J.J. Greenway, AOPA Air Safety Foundation 1 p.m.: GPS from the Ground Up, J.J. Greenway, AOPA Air Safety Foundation

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8:30 a.m.: Flying the Islands of the Baha-

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10 a.m: FAASTeam CFI Workshops, Mark

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11:30 a.m.: FAASTeam FAASafety.gov

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Author’s Corner Your favorite aviation authors are at the Author’s Corner at the Florida Air Museum. Stop by for a chat and for autographed copies of their published works. The Author’s Corner is open daily from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Scheduled to appear: Nancy Aldrich, “Captain Gramma,” April 22-26. Nancy & Lou Fabbri, “From Here

to There,”April 21-26. Carol Ann Garratt, “Upon Silver Wings I and II,” April 21-26. Bill Guenon, “Secret & Dangerous: Night of the Son Tay Raid, April 21-24. Phil Heitman, “Flying & Learning Basics for Ever y Pilot” and “Music’s Broken Wings,” April 21-26. Richard Jeppesen, “Jeppesen: A Biography By His Son,” April 23-26. Hazel & John Jopling, “John, The Airport Kid: A Magical Adventure,” April 21-26. Bob Richards, “Secrets From the Tower,” April 21-25. Winston Scott, “Reflections from Earth’s Orbit,” April 25. Lyle Wheeler, “Cubs on the LooseOld Airplanes New Adventures,” April 21-26. Andrew Zakr zewski, “Captain Wedge’s School of Hard Knocks,” April 21-26. Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday-Sunday, April 21-26, 2009

Movie Schedule Tuesday, April 21 — 633 Squadron Starring Cliff Robertson. The true story of RAF Mosquitos that attacked a Nazi rocket fuel plant in Norway. Wednesday, April 22 — The High and The Mighty John Wayne leads an all-star cast in this classic film of a Douglas DC-4 airliner’s prop failure and engine fire during a flight from Hawaii to California. Thursday, April 23 — I, ROBOT Starring Will Smith. Will technology lead to mankind’s salvation — or annihilation? Friday, April 24 — The Astronaut Farmer Starring Billy Bob Thornton. You don’t like the way NASA is doing it? Build your own rocket and have a blast! Saturday, April 25 — Australia Starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. An epic and romantic adventure as the Japanese forces roar south towards Australia.

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The second annual LoPr esti Innovation Award was presented Friday to Jim Bede Jr. of Bede Corp., for his design of retractable speedpants that open on the ground, but close in flight to completely cover a plane’s tires. The first version of the speedpants will fit RV-7s and RV-10s, said Rj Siegel, LoPresti COO. “These make a big dif ference,” Siegel said. “They help get more speed without adding strain or stress. It’s essentially free speed.”

Winning the LoPresti award means the winner is given support by LoPresti throughout the year to “productize” its innovation. Siegel said the speedpants will be available for sale by Oshkosh, with the uncertified versions selling for $1,995 a pair. Siegel and Bede hope to expand the speedpants to more designs, including certified aircraft. The first will be the Grumman AA5, Siegel noted. Find out more about the LoPresti award and the speedpants at LoPresti’s exhibit in the North exhibit area.

Piper offers G1000 on Meridian Piper Aircraft now offers the Garmin G1000 as an option on the Meridian, the company’s flagship, six-seat cabin-class turboprop. Initial deliveries began this week. Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) also will be offered as standard on the Meridians equipped with the G1000 option. SVT presents a 3D depiction of terrain, obstacles, and traffic on the PFD

so the images replicates what pilots would see outside the cockpit on a clear day. “The G1000 gives the Meridian a new

Photo by Janice Wood

Retractable speedpants win LoPresti Award

brain, taking the Meridian to a whole new level of performance,” said Bob Kromer, vice president of sales and marketing. The Meridian currently features Avidyne’s glass cockpit, the FlightMax Entegra flight deck, as standard equip-

ment, as do the Malibu Mirage, Matrix, Seneca V, the Saratoga II TC, and Piper 6X. All other Piper models of fer the Avidyne system as optional equipment. See all the Piper models at the company’s exhibit in the Manufacturers Display area.

New Lycoming engine certified, work continues on LSA engine The FAA awarded a Type Certificate this week to Lycoming Engines’ IO-390A1A6 engine. Lycoming developed the new engine in response to customers who requested a higher horsepower, four-cylinder engine. For several years, the uncertified version of a 390 Lycoming engine, the IO-390-X, has been powering many homebuilt and kit aircraft in the experimental market. The certified IO-390, at 312 to 315 pounds and rated 210 hp at 2,700 rpm, uses the same footprint and delivers more horsepower than the IO-360-A engines. The four-cylinder, fuel-injected IO-390A1A6 includes a robust rotating system, specifically developed cylinders, tuned induction system, roller tappets, Slick Start ignition, and front facing fuel servo. Following this first model, Lycoming will continue to certify different versions of the IO-390 to fit customer requirements. Lycoming expects to begin shipping the engines in May. In other news, L ycoming officials tapped T&T Aviation Inc., of Washington, Pa., as the final product development and flight test partner for its new light sport engine, the IO-233-LSA. The engine star ts with the O-235 rotating system, but evolves considerably from there, according to Lycoming officials. The IO-233 has a new crankcase design including roller tappets, a new sump and accessor y housing design, throttle body fuel injection and electronic ignition. It will be rated at 115 hp at 2,800 rpms with other ratings for 100, 90 and 80 horsepower. The engine will be approved for auto fuel, company officials said, adding they expect to ship a limited number of noncertified IO-233-LSAs by the end of the year. To learn more, visit L ycoming’s exhibit in Hangar D.

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Save the date for first AOPA Aviation Summit As another year of Sun ’n Fun draws to a close, AOPA is already looking for ward to its return to Florida later this year for the AOPA Aviation Summit, to be held in Tampa Nov. 5-7. “The AOPA Aviation Summit takes everything pilots and aviation enthusiasts have come to love about our Expo event and builds upon it, creating new opportunities for pilots to interact with each other, with decision makers, and with vendors,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller. “The Aviation Summit will help pilots connect to the reasons they

fly so they can maximize the value they get from their personal aviation experience, whether they fly for business, pleasure, or both.” The summit’s collaborative and hands-on environment is designed to bring together pilots, aircraft owners, aviation businesses, students, and policy makers and give all of them new power to shape the future of general aviation. The AOPA Aviation Summit will continue to host one of general aviation’s premier trade shows, with hundreds of vendors filling the Tampa Convention

Center’s exhibit hall, offering everything from aircraft, engines, and avionics to pilot supplies and even jewelry. The aircraft display, once again hosted by the Peter O. Knight Airport on Davis Islands, will encompass an even broader array of the dif ferent types of aircraft that comprise general aviation — from the familiar fixed-wing aircraft to helicopters, and even lighterthan-air. The educational opportunities that pilots have come to expect are still there, as well. Safety education from

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Evolution Flight Display upgrades unveiled Aspen Avionics unveiled this week several upgrades to its Evolution Flight Display product line, including a flush mount kit that enables customers to mount the EFDs flush with their instrument panels. The kits will be available June 15. Price: $390. Also unveiled was an Analog Converter Unit (ACU), which is used to integrate legacy analog systems, such as autopilots and VHF radios, with the all-digital Evolution system. The ACU will be available by the end of the year at a list price under $2,000. The upgrade most requested by cus-

tomers, according to Aspen officials, was a way to eliminate all mechanical flight instruments, so the company developed an Autopilot Attitude Reference Source Replacement, which will replace mechanical gyros that drive most popular GA autopilot systems. The first version is designed to replace the KI-256 attitude indicator used in the Bendix-King family of autopilots. It is expected to be available in the first half of 2010 at a price under $5,000. Find out more at Aspen Avionics’ exhibit in Hangar D.

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History comes alive By MEG GODLEWSKI If the booth you are working at Sun ’n Fun sells items geared toward World War II, you might as well dress the part.

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Joy Jones, from Jacksonville, Fla., is helping out at Belle & Blade Historical/ Aviation Video. The company carries aviation movies, many from World War II. Jones also is a World War II re-enactor. “The idea is living histor y,” she said, explaining the re-enactors wear uniforms and tell the stories of veterans. It’s important to collect the stories now, she said, because so many of that generation are heading west. Thursday’s attire was reminiscent of the over-sized flight suits worn by members of the Women Air Force Ser vice Pilots (WASP) in the early days of the war. “The WASP also wore blue uniforms, known as the Santiago Blues, but those are impossible to find now,” she said. “I wear the costume to honor Connie Reynolds, who passed away not too long ago.” You can find Jones and the video store in Hangar B.

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2009 Award Winners ANTIQUE (Before 8/31/45) Grand Champion: 1941 Waco UPF7, Jack Hill, Washington, N.C. Reserve Grand Champion: 1942 Stearman PT-17, Lynn Crouch, Whitehouse, Tenn. World War II-era: 1941 Stearman PT-17, Jon & Lynn Rising, Ocala, Fla. Outstanding Customized: 1943 Stearman, Jeanne & Pete Reed, Weirsdale, Fla. Best Cabin: 1937 Clipwing Monocoupe 110SP, William Richard Smith, Franklin, Pa. Champion Transport Category: 1937 DC-3, Flagship Detroit Foundation, Southlake, Texas CLASSIC (9/1/45 to 12/31/55) Best Custom Classic Over 165 hp: 1948 Stinson 1083, Donald & Wanda Goodman, Goode, Va. Best Custom Classic 0-100 hp: 1947 Piper Super Cruiser PA-12, Frank Iacobellis, Mt. Kesco, N.Y. Best Restored Classic over 165 hp: 1952 Cessna 195, Jon Scholl, Prosper, Texas Best Restored Classic 0-100 hp: 1946 Aeronca 7AC, Richard Hardy, Lakeland, Fla. Best Restored Classic 101-165 hp: 1953 Piper PA-22135, Rick Michalek, Keosauqua, Iowa Best Foreign Manufacturer: 1949 Bucker Bestman Bu. 181, Richard Epton, Brooks, Ga. Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1952 Cessna 195, Jay McClure, Atlanta Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1946 Ercoupe 415D, Syd Cohen, Wausau, Wis. Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1948 Stinson 108-3, Richard Preiser, Delray Beach, Fla. Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1953 deHavilland Beaver DHC-2, Russell Noble, Ardmore, Okla. C O N T E M P O R A RY 12/31/67)

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Grand Champion: 1966 deHavilland DHC-2/Beaver, Bob Martin, Forrest Hill, Md. Reserve Grand Champion: Not awarded in 2009 Best Twin: 1966 Piper Twin Comanche, Chip Groner, Montrose, Ala. Best Custom: 1960 Piper PA-24-250, W. Lee Hussey II, Martinsville, Va. Outstanding in Type: 1967 Wing Derringer, Wendell Green, Argisle, Texas SEAPLANE Grand Champion: 2007 Wyoming Cub P-18, Marc Ruchette, Ft. Meade, Fla. Best Float Plane, Fabric: 1992 Sportsman F-232, Bud Davidson, Winter Haven, Fla. Best Amphibian, Metal: 1947 Republic Seabee, Bill Bardin, Brockport, N.Y. Best Float Plane, Metal: 1977 Cessna 185F, Joe Strazzulla, Vero Beach, Fla. Best Antique Floatplane: 1941 Aeronca Chief, Weldon Rupp, Lake Wales, Fla. LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT Grand Champion: 2003 CGS Hawk Arrow II, Steve Bensinger, Bushnell, Fla. Reserve Grand Champion: 2008 Highlander, Bill Payne, Brasstown, N.C. Best Commercial: 2009 Highlander Safari, Mark Sorenson, Senoia, Ga. Innovations: 2009 Cygnet 2 Amphib Trike, JeanPierre Krucker, Ontario, Canada Outstanding Fixed Wing: 2002 Fisher Koala, Eric Adams, Lakeland, Fla. Outstanding Weight Shift: 2009 Northwing Apache Sport X2, Ronald Dixon, Lynchburg, Va. Outstanding Powered Parachute: UNK Infinity PPC, Larry Newman, Ceresco, Mich. Best Plans Built: 2009 Bleroit XI, Kremer Pascal, Luxembourg, Europe

ULTRALIGHT Grand Champion: 2009 Sky Cycle Trike, Michael Theeke, Wildwood, Ga. Best Commercial: 2009 Sky Cycle Trike, Michael Theeke, Wildwood, Ga Innovations: 2009 Backyard Flyer, Sam Peachey, Belleville, Pa. Outstanding Fixed-Wing: 1981 Weedhopper 40, Keith Murchison, Lenoir City, Tenn. Best Type Trike: 2009 Explorer L-103 Amphib, JeanPierre Krucker, Ontario, Canada Best Type Powered Paraglider: 2005 Fly Products: Kompress, David Rogers, Miccosukee, Fla. HOMEBUILT Grand Champion-Plans: 1983 Thorp T-18, Wendell Green & Lee Walton, Houston Grand Champion-Kit: 2008 F1 Rocket, Rick Gray, Vincent, Ohio Reserve Grand Champion-Kit: 2008 RV-7A, Mike Rossum, Longwood, Fla. Best Low Wing: 2007 Harmon Rocket II, Jim Stone, Louisville, Ky. Best Composite: 2007 Glasair Super II RG, Jim Hannibal & Paul Connor, Qualicum, BC, Canada Best Metal: 2006 Vanʼs RV-6, Peter Hunt, Clearwater, Fla. Best Wood: 2008 GP4, Mike Mahar, Cleveland, Ohio Best Fabric: 2008 RANS S6S Float, Dennis Boden, Belleview, Fla. Best Interior: 2007 Lancair ES, Eric Sheffels, Wayland, Mass. Best Workmanship: 2009 Lancair IV-P, Edward Smith, Chesapeake, Va. Best BiPlane: 2008 Pitts Model 12, Dan Young, Germantown, Tenn. Best Non-Certified Engine: 2004 Velocity 173RG,

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William Mulrooney, West Bloomfield, Mich. Outstanding Aircraft: 2008 RV-10, Joe Czachorowski, Wilmington, Del. Outstanding Aircraft: 2004 Vanʼs RV-6, Doug Eves, Ontario, Canada Outstanding Aircraft: 2006 Glastar, Jan Dadson, Ontario, Canada Outstanding Aircraft: 2008 Vanʼs RV-7A, Hatcher Ferguson, Wirtz, Va. COMMERCIAL DISPLAYS Best Indoor: Elite Simulations Solutions Best Outdoor: Aviat Inc.

2009 Chairman’s Award Recipients The Chairman’s Award recognizes individuals distinguished by their years of contributions to Sun ’n Fun, which make the event a unique experience. The total volunteer hours of all award recipients represent well over 1,000 years of service. This years recipients are: Kathy Gibson Ken and Pam Higgins Ed, Diane, and Keith Brock Bob Curtis Eugene & Janet Greenwood Dave McQueary Dick & Bonnie Pittinger Annette Krzus Ron Rife

You should stop by our tent, the EAA Welcome Center, and find out more about people sharing the spirit of aviation. Of course you’ll want to ask about EAA member benefits—especially our newest benefit—put your membership on AutoPilot and save 10% on this year’s dues!

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Sun ’n Fun’s Nikon Photo Contest winners

First place, Planes in Flight, Skip Ellsworth

First Place, People & Planes, Sonya Hood

First place, Planes in Flight, Skip Ellsworth

Second Place, People & Planes, Skip Ellsworth

Best of Show Photo by Penny Jacobs

Second Place, Planes In Flight, Brett Grooms

Second Place, Planes as Art, Photo by Elisabeth Roper

Third Place, Planes In Flight, Georgeanne Martin

Third Place, People & Planes, Elisabeth Roper Third place, Planes as Art, Photo by Anne French


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April 26, 2009 edition of SUN 'n FUN Today. The official daily newspaper for the SUN 'n FUN Fly-In.