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table of contents GA pilot/FAA Administrator........3 What’s new with Rotax............... 4 Church services.............................4 Aviation Explorers raffle .............6 Build A Plane courses..................6 Belite unveils avionics................. 8 Avidyne upgrades R9.................. 8 Flyvie on historic flight............... 10 Aspen owners get special parking.10 Stewarts Systems on YouTube.. 10 GreenSpace................................. 11 PilotMall.com.............................. 11 Thunderbirds.............................. 12 Hangar Echo opens....................12 Parts Exchange moves...............12 Florida Air Museum....................13 Get connected............................ 14 Bahamas GetAway.....................14 Emergency Repair Team............15 Tourism Information Center......15 Behave Yourself!.........................15 Exhibitor Index............................16 Sun ’n Fun Radio........................18 Youth Activities...........................18 Workshops slated...................... 18 Judging airplanes....................... 19 Choppertown’s 20th year........... 19 Get engaged................................20 Getting around............................21 Type Clubs...................................21 Stops Along the Way..................22 Scheyden at PilotMall.com........23 New flight training tools............23 Jeppesen debuts new courses.23 MSOne takes off.........................23 2010 Award Winners ..................24 You can make a difference........26 Sponsors......................................27 Classified Ads..............................28 What’s happening today............29 Get ready for AOPA Summit.....29 Photo contest winners...............30

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By JANICE WOOD Flying is serious business. That was one of the messages from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt during his visit to Sun ’n Fun this year. Introduced as “a GA pilot who happens to be FAA administrator,� Babbitt is the first GA pilot to be FAA administrator. He grew up in Florida, working as a CFI until he made it to Eastern Airlines. He told the crowd at the Meet the FAA forum Friday that he’s logged over 14,000 hours — “12,000 hours for the airlines, but that was only to pay the electric bill,� he joked. “The real fun flying is GA.� Babbitt spent four days at Sun ’n Fun — a record for an FAA administrator — and he brought more senior staffers with him than have ever attended the fly-in. While he had many closed-door meetings and a tour of the airport, Babbitt also walked the flightline and the grounds, talking to pilots and repeating his mantra of professionalism and responsibility, and the need to continue to hone our skills as pilots. “We have a responsibility to the airspace, to people and to the machines,� he said. “There is a need for all of us to take recurrent training.� He pointed out that the best golfers in the world continue to take lessons, as do world-class tennis players. “The best pilots also still take lessons,� he said, telling the story of a top aerobatic pilot who told him he had just spent 140 hours training with an instructor to hone his skills. “All of us can benefit from more training.� He noted that Sun ’n Fun provides a perfect venue to increase skills, whether it’s through forums, workshops, FAA seminars or just good, old-fashioned hangar flying. “When you spend time with fellow pilots, you exchange stories. I can assure you that everyone can learn something new here to make us better pilots.� Sun ’n Fun also affords the opportunity to see the latest in technology. “But no matter how many gadgets you have —there’s more information on one side of the panel in a Cirrus than I had when I was flying for the airlines — if you don’t have the basic skills, all that doesn’t matter. “It’s time to ask ourselves, ‘Am I doing enough in my training?� he continued, adding that not only the FAA website, but also AOPA’s and EAA’s websites offer online classes to help pilots hone their skills. “When was the last time you got a couple of hours of dual to see how you are doing,� he asked. “And being an old CFI, it’s not a bad idea to keep our CFIs in business.�

GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS Babbitt noted there’s “good news� in GA: The fatal accident rate has fallen 4%. “But the bad news is that GA traffic has decreased significantly, so the rate of accidents is still high. We want to see more improvement.� “We’re still seeing too many GA

accidents, like VFR to IMC, where pilots who know better get into bad situations and the outcome is not good, he continued. “We see a lot of bad decisions being made. We’re seeing things that just shouldn’t happen.� The worst part, he said, is when you look at accident reports and wonder, “what were they thinking?� he said, such as in cases of fuel exhaustion or trying to recover from a bad approach. “We all know that a good landing is made at the beginning of the approach,� he said. “People need to realize that there’s no shame in doing a go-around — pilots do it all the time. There should be no embarrassment in that.� The FAA is also wor ried about homebuilt accidents. Homebuilts account for 10% of the fleet, but 27% of the accidents. Babbitt pointed out it’s not the builders who are crashing, but the second owners. “The builders are not doing a good job of training the people they are selling too,� he said, noting that second owners usually crash in the first 20-40 hours of ownership. On the flip side, Babbitt said the safety record of Light Sport Aircraft is “excellent� and that the FAA is pleased with the results of manufacturers building to the ASTM standards. “They are in line with where we expect certified aircraft to be,� he said.

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Babbitt added that pilots flying in South Florida are in the beginning waves of the new ADS-B technology, which brings traffic and weather into the cockpit and is the cornerstone of Next Generation Air Transportation System, called Next Gen. “Pilots equipped with ADS-B technology have the ability to see all other ADS-B-equipped aircraft, just like Air Traffic Controllers,� he said. “Additional information means additional safety.�

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What’s new with Rotax? Issue 6 Sunday April 18, 2010 Publishers John Burton Ben Sclair Editorial Staff Meg Godlewski Dave Sclair Janice Wood Advertising Larry Price Mickey Price PRODUCTION Roy McGhee Distribution Arthur Ward Paulette Ward James McGhee Contributing Writers J. Douglas Hinton Deb McFarland Jack Neubacher 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.

Rotax, the dominant powerplant supplier for Light Sport Aircraft, unveiled new developments as the year began. Explaining ever ything to the crowds at Sun ’n Fun is Phil Lockwood, one of the most knowledgeable — and best known — speakers about all things Rotax. Lockwood will give his signature presentation Sunday, April 18, at 10 a.m. in the FAA building. “I’ll be talking about the latest improvements made to the 2010 Rotax 912 and the new 2,000 hour TBO,” he said. “In addition, Rotax has now approved the 115-hp Rotax 914 Turbo for 2,000-hour overhaul. The overhaul period now matches common life cycles for more familiar Continental or Lycoming powerplants. Some say this greatly levels the field among leading engine suppliers.” Lockwood also will talk about the different fuels in use today, including 100LL and the different octane auto fuels with

and without Ethanol and how operation is affected. He’ll also discuss the latest recommendations on oil and the most recent service information. Rotax advises the 2,000-hour TBO applies to all new engines, but can be made retroactive to many older engines. In his seminar, Lockwood will explain the changes and inform attendees how they can participate in this ground-breaking change. Lockwood, president of Lockwood Aviation Supply, a Rotax service center in Sebring, Florida, also has been involved with testing new oils to work with longerlived engines and different fuel sources. Offering a first-hand view of the testing and results from these new products, he will walk his audience through the possibilities. In addition, with concerns about the long-term supply of 100LL avgas, he’ll discusses ethanol additives and using premium auto fuel in Rotax engines. The 9-series engines from Rotax

power an overwhelming majority of LSAs. Since 1973 Rotax has delivered more than 125,000 aircraft engines, including more than 30,000 9-series engines. Over its history, Rotax has delivered more than 3 million engines of all types. Lockwood Aviation is the country’s largest ser vice organization for Rotax engines. You can find out more about Rotax and Lockwood Aviation at the company’s exhibit in Hangar D, Spaces 67-70, as well as at the LSA Mall.

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From idea to plane in nine months Aviation Explorers raffling off Kitfox

PART OF THE TEAM: Phil Benedetto, Sophia Kuhn, Victoria Ratliff, Bill Eskew and Michael der Hartog next to the Kitfox built by Aviation Explorer Post 491.

Michael der Har tog and Phil Benedetto were looking for a project. After reading a Build A Plane story in General Aviation News last year, the two connected with Aviation Explorers to form Post 491 in Birmingham, Alabama. In June 2009, Post 491 accepted a Kitfox kit donated by Cypress Aircraft and went to work. Fifteen scouts in the post worked a weekend game plan put together by Aircraft Inspector Bill Eskew and der Hartog during the week. For Victoria Ratliff, the only student able to attend Sun ’n Fun, working on the landing gear was her favorite part. As the Post’s newest member, welding came naturally. “She’s one of our better welders,” noted der Hartog.

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The Post is now on a tour to raise funds to start a new project. “We are debuting the Kitfox here at Sun ’n Fun,” said Benedetto. “We want to keep this project alive by finding enough spon-

Build A Plane launches online high school courses Build A Plane will now offer AeroScholars, two online aviation courses developed specifically for high school students. The two courses, “Fundamentals of Aviation Science” and “Advanced Aviation Science, “were written in accordance with NSTA national teaching standards.

sorships and donations to start a new project.” They haven’t fleshed out their entire schedule, but they plan to attend AirVenture Oshkosh this summer, among five or six other shows.

Students who complete the online courses can receive high school credit that counts toward graduation. Both programs were originally developed by a partnership that included EAA and Utah-based Achiever Learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students may request an endorsement to take the FAA private pilot knowledge examination, signed off by a CFI. Passing the knowledge exam completes the first step toward earning a real pilot license. “Build A Plane has partnered with Achieve Learning

Along with Cypr ess Aircraft, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, SQ Aircraft Maintenance, and Tomlin Excavating were instrumental in bringing the Kitfox to being. Explorer Post 491 is now offering everyone a chance to win the airplane. Stop by their display outside Paradise City, check out the plane and enter for a chance. Suggested donations: $40 Silver Donors get one sweepstakes certificate; $100 Gold Donors get three certificates; and $250 Platinum Donors get eight certificates. Can’t make it to Paradise City? Find more information at at www.ae491.org.

to continue of fering AeroScholars,” aid Katrina Bradshaw, executive director. “In the past, students paid close to $1,000 to take both courses. Now students can take the two courses for a total of $350. We’re very excited about that.” Students also get the benefit of live help when they enroll in AeroScholars. CFIs are available over the Internet to answer questions and to monitor progress, she said. For more information: BuildAPlane.org.

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Belite Aircraft, which last year introduced the use of lightweight carbon fiber structural components into its FAR Part 103 aircraft, unveiled at Sun ’n Fun a line of lightweight, solid state avionics designed especially for experimental and Part 103 aircraft. Marketed under Belite Electronics, Patch Flyer instruments include: Vertical Speed Indicator (VSI), Air Speed Indicator (ASI), Turn Rate Indicator (TRI), Above Ground Level Altimeter (AGL), Inclinometer, Positive G Meter, Batter y Condition Voltmeter,Volt MiniMeter, Cylinder Head/Exhaust Gas Temperature (CHT/EGT) Gauge, and Fuel Gauge. Individual instruments weigh only 1/2 ounce, while the panel-mounted full line of instruments, including metal water jet cut panel, mounting hardware and connections, weighs less than one pound.

“They’re designed to easily fit into instrument panels of homebuilt aircraft,” said James Weibe, CEO. “The more experience we gain, the more potential we’ve seen for innovation. I’ve been able to apply my electronics background to my love of aviation. I want precision and reliability when it comes to how much fuel I have left or what turn rate I’m experiencing, but I want to stay simple and practical. These devices are fun and useful and will make flying much more enjoyable, more precise and perhaps even a little safer. They’re extremely simple, lightweight and easy to install, so they are ideal for those of us who spend time flying ‘around the patch’ — hence the name.” The instruments use lights and colors to alert pilots, he noted. You can see all the instruments at Belite’s exhibit in Hangar Echo, Space 27, or in the Light Aircraft

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Exhibit Area, Space 35. You also can find out more at BeliteAircraft.com.

Avidyne premieres new R9 features Avidyne Corp. premiered a new feature called “FMS Preview” for its award-winning Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck (R9) avionics system at this week’s Sun ’n Fun. FMS Preview allows pilots to see a graphical presentation on the splitscreen map as they scroll through the list of available departures, air ways, transitions, and approach procedures in the R9 Flight Management System (FMS). FMS Preview will be available as part of the upcoming Entegra Release 9.1 software that is targeted for

certification later in the second quarter of 2010. FMS Preview also includes an “FMS Centered” view that centers the map on any selected waypoint in the flight plan. This enables pilots to scroll through the flight plan and view the entire route of flight at a single range setting on the map, to get a better idea of the weather along the route. “The ability to view datalink weather all along your route is a tremendous benefit of FMS Preview,” said Patrick Herguth, Avidyne’s Chief Operating

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Flyvie records historic cross-country flight flights to casual day trips with family and friends,â&#x20AC;? said Combs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a once in a lifetime experience and documenting this journey with Flyvie is a perfect match for this mission. It will enable me to review and re-experience my flights and share the excitement of flight with all of our fans who are following and supporting this flight.â&#x20AC;? You can follow Combsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; flight at FlightHS.com. To find out more about Flyvie, check out the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exhibit at Hangar A, Space 67.

Aspen owners get special aircraft parking area As part of Aspen Avionicsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sponsorship of General Aviation Parking during this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun, arriving aircraft with Aspen panels will be directed to a unique parking area adjacent to the new Aspen Tram Stop. The Aspen Avionics customer parking area is also conveniently located next to Aspenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospitality tent. This is the third year that Aspen has sponsored the General Aviation Parking area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s routine for aircraft models to be grouped together when parking at a major air show, but this is the first time we know of where aircraft will be grouped together according to their panels,â&#x20AC;? said Aspen Avionics

VP Brad Hayden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The aircraft in this special parking area will speak to the incredible versatility of the Evolution Flight Display in a wide variety of makes, models and production years.â&#x20AC;? A side benefit of this area is that those attending the show can see actual Aspen installations in a variety of aircraft, Hayden said, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know our owners will be pleased to show off their new glass panels.â&#x20AC;? The Aspen Avionics parking area is located in the western section of the General Aviation Parking area along taxiway E. Learn more about Aspen Avionics in Hangar D, booth 16-17.

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Go green at ‘GreenSpace’ When you think of environmentally friendly products and services, aviation may not be the first industry that comes to mind. But Sun ’n Fun officials are working to change all that with the return of an exhibit area known as “GreenSpace.” The new area, dedicated to aviation-oriented products and ser vices that are “friendly” to the environment, debuted during last year’s fly-in. The GreenSpace featured Randall Fishman’s ElectraFlyer-C airplane, an electric car, a hybrid car, the Lindbergh Foundation’s “Green Investment Program,” a children’s educational area, the City of Lakeland’s water and

soil conservation displays, a Florida Refuse recycling exhibit, and numerous other exhibitors focused on green products, services and lifestyles. This year’s GreenSpace exhibit will feature much of the same, plus an enhanced presence by the Lindbergh Foundation, showcasing current initiatives designed to integrate technology with the environment and, at the same time, educate the public about the growing number of green activities that are taking place in the world of aviation. “Sun ’n Fun is proud to partner with the Lindbergh Foundation, whose mission it is to further Charles and Anne

Morrow Lindbergh’s shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation,” said Sun ’n Fun President John Burton. “We hope to capture this vision in our GreenSpace exhibit and share it with Sun ’n Fun participants and guests throughout the week of this year’s Fly-In & Expo.” The Lindbergh Foundation is a non-profit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, that suppor ts individual innovations that foster the environment for a planet in balance. Its programs include the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contribu-

tions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building “The Spirit of St. Louis” in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme. The Lindbergh Awards will be presented during the fly-in. The Greenspace is in the Southeast Exhibit Area, near the Main Tram Station.

The official aviation superstore of Sun ’n Fun PilotMall.com is the “Official Aviation Superstore of Sun ’n Fun.” PilotMall.com has forged a partnership 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 airshow. PilotMall.com also manages the Gifts of Flight Tents and powers Sun ’n Fun’s online store. PilotMall.com, which has been around for more than 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 headsets and portable GPS.”

This year, the store also offers an assortment of sundr y items to help make your fly-in experience more comfortable, including hats, chairs, batteries and more. The store will also be offering samples of men’s grooming products from its recently launched sister company, Mens Direct (MensDirect.com), Glazer said. Of course, the PilotMall.com Aviation Superstore will also carry the full line of official Sun ’n Fun-branded merchandise, including T-shirts and more, as well as USAF Thunderbird-branded merchandise. Meanwhile, Gifts of Flight locations will be at various spots around the campus, such as in front of the Sunset Grill, near the Announcers Stand, at the Florida Air Museum gift shop and elsewhere. Those shops will also carry official Sun ’n Fun merchandise.

Back at the PilotMall.com store, there will be a daily raffle at 5 p.m. for a wide assortment of items, including handheld GPS receivers, headsets, sunglasses and more, Glazer reported. Popular author and speaker Rod Machado will do book signings at the store on Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. each day. Glazer noted the store also has a cour tesy XM Weather Station so pilots can check the weather before heading home. There’s also a flight simulator set up so that customers can test fly the latest simulation software and hardware. The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the fly-in. For more information: PilotMall.com.

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Return engagement: The United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds military jet team returns to Sun ’n Fun this year. The world-recognized militar y jet team first appeared at Sun ’n Fun in 2008. “ We a r e d e l i g h t e d t h a t t h e Thunderbirds will return to the skies over Lakeland, knowing the memorable impact their appearance made on all our guests in 2008,” said President John Burton. The Thunderbirds are expected to arrive on opening day, then command the skies with a practice demonstration slated for 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and another on Friday from 2:40 p.m. to 3:30

p.m. The Thunderbirds’ first performance is slated for 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday (all times are subject to change). The Thunderbirds (officially named the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron) per form precision aerial maneuvers. The Thunderbirds squadron is an Air Combat Command unit composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, three civilians and more than 130 enlisted personnel. The air demonstration is a combination of formation flying and solo routines. The four-aircraft “Diamond Formation” demonstrates the training and precision

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of Air Force pilots, while the solo aircraft highlights the maximum capabilities of the F-16 “Fighting Falcon,” the fighter jet employed by the Thunderbird team. The Thunderbirds perform approximately 30

maneuvers during their performances, which last about an hour and 15 minutes.

New exhibit hangar opens looking for in Sun ’n Fun’s Parts Exchange.” Visitors will see that most of Hangar Echo’s exhibit spaces have been spoken for, according to Sun ’n Fun officials, who pointed out that an exhibit area outside Hangar Echo has been claimed by the new American Air Campers Association. Starbucks also has set up a location at the hangar for those needing a coffee fix. Hangar Echo is located in the fly-in’s former maintenance facility. During the fly-in, Sun ’n Fun officials will unveil the new 17,500-square-foot maintenance facility. The new building, located in the heart of Sun ’n Fun’s expanding campus, includes a wood shop, fleet maintenance area, tool crib, sign shop, storage and offices for maintenance staff and the Volunteer Coordinator.

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Visitors to this year’s fly-in will notice some changes to the Sun ’n Fun campus, including a new exhibit hangar and the relocation of the popular Parts Exchange. Hangar E (Echo) is located near the existing indoor exhibit hangars, just a short distance from the Gulf Coast Avionics/Garmin Hangar D (Delta) near the entrance to the campgrounds. The Parts Exchange, formerly located in Paradise City (the ultralight area), is now adjacent to the new hangar. “Sun ’n Fun is pleased to offer additional exhibit

space that will help accommodate those businesses who were previously unable to participate due to space limitations,” said President John Burton. Bur ton added that moving the popular Par ts Exchange operation next door to Hangar Echo “will stimulate a great deal of additional pedestrian traffic throughout the area.” “Parts Exchange is a major destination for homebuilders and certified aircraft owners alike,” Burton explained. “Thousands of items are consigned by their owners to sell in the Parts Exchange each year. From avionics, props and instruments old and new, to partially completed aircraft fuselages, wings and a host of other pieces, parts and components, chances are good that you will be able to find whatever it is you’re

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helicopters and warbirds. Those who want to sell their aircraft during the show must sign up and complete their paperwork before the daily airshow to participate in that day’s auction. Entry fees range from $100 to $500, depending on aircraft type. Bidders must be pre-qualified, which includes showing a bank letter documenting a line of credit or presenting a $9,000 cashier’s check (or cash). Buyers can apply for a line of credit through a number of participating finance sources via the auction company’s website, FlightLevelAuctions.com.

Don’t miss the 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 fly-in. Boasting a variety of exhibits ranging from aircraft to Howard Hughes memorabilia, the museum also showcases an

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Let’s Fly! International Learn to Fly Day Share the spirit, share the fun of flying on May 15, 2010

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Stop by our tent, the EAA Welcome Center, and find out more about people sharing the spirit of aviation every day. Of course you’ll want to check out the all new Sport Aviation magazine, and be sure to ask about our other EAA member benefits—especially our 8 special interest e-newsletters. And don’t forget to sign up for Oshkosh365, EAA’s new online community.

PLUS: Put your membership on AutoPilot and save 10% on this year’s dues!

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‘Miracle on the Hudson’ lands in Lakeland Jeff Skiles, first officer on US Air ways Flight 1549 that safely landed in the Hudson River last January, will be a featured participant at a variety of events during this year’s fly-in. Skiles, 50, was at the controls with Captain Chesley Sullenberger when their Airbus A320 experienced multiple bird strikes and lost power to both engines shortly after taking off from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 15, 2009. Unable to restart either engine, Sullenberger safely landed the airplane on the chilly waters of the Hudson River just west of midtown Manhattan. Of the 150 passengers and five crew members on board, only a few received minor injuries. “Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or not, US Airways Flight 1549 struck a chord with people across the country and around the world with its inspiring stor y about passengers and crew successfully overcoming almost insurmountable odds,” said Sun ’n Fun President John Burton. “Many have seen the dramatic video footage and read about the crew’s efforts to safely land a disabled passenger jet in one of the world’s most congested airspaces. But few have had a chance to hear Jeff’s first-person

account of what happened, from uneventful takeoff to the remarkably safe and successful water landing.” “Flight 1549 is a story about people,” Skiles said, “people overcoming adversity, people triumphant over hardship and, I’m warning you, my stor y might not be what you are expecting.” Skiles will relay this story during a number of scheduled activities throughout the week, highlighted by an Evening Program at the Florida Air Museum’s outdoor Pavilion on Wednesday, April 14, beginning at 8 p.m.; a “Museum Mingle” for members of the Florida Air Museum on Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m.; a museum lecture on Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m.; and a host of other activities during the week. Skiles started flying at the age of 16 and has logged more than 20,000 hours as a pilot. His early flying time was spent with his father over the Alcan Highway to Alaska. He went on to become a CFI, flew cargo aircraft and later worked for a commuter airline. He has spent the past 24 years as a first officer and captain for US Airways. He also owns a WACO biplane.

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Got a question for the FAA administrator? FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt is slated to appear at several venues this week, including the always-interesting “Meet the FAA” session on Friday, April 16, at 1 p.m. in the FAA Production Studios in the FAA Building in the middle of the grounds. “There are several issues we hope to

discuss with the administrator and his key staff members during the course of his stay,” said Sun ’n Fun President John Burton. “We also hope he will be able to spend some of his time along the flightline meeting with pilots and enjoying a healthy dose of Sun ’n Fun’s

southern-style hospitality.” Babbitt was sworn in as the FAA’s 16th administrator June 1, 2009. He began his aviation career as a pilot, flying 25 years for Eastern Airlines. He also served as president and CEO for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

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Get connected Bright House Networks will again provide wireless Internet access across the Sun ’n Fun grounds this year. The service costs $9.95 for one day or $29.95 for the week. To connect to the wireless Internet service: Turn on your Wi-Fi enabled device; locate available wireless networks; select the “MyBrightHouse” wireless network; once connected open your web browser and select a service plan.

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Each arriving airplane to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) during the week of Sun ’n Fun will automatically be entered into a nightly drawing for a Fly to the Bahamas Get A Way package. Each package includes hotel discounts, fuel discounts, food, activities and more. Complete your registration card when you land for an opportunity to win. One of six packages will be awarded each night at the Sunset Grill. You have an opportunity to win a two-day stay at a Bahamas resort island including: Cape Eleuthera on Eleuthera; Fernandez Bay Village on Cat Island; Abaco Beach Resort, Boat Harbour and Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina, and the Green Turtle Club and Marina on Abaco; Stella Maris Resort Club on Long Island; and Club Peace and Plenty on Exuma. One pilot who flies in will win the grand prize: A seven day-six night Bahamas Treasure Hunt produced by AirJourney. The winner will win a reservation for two in Air Journey’s annual Bahamas Treasure Hunt in November, which includes escorted fly-over departure and exploration of three of The Bahamas Out Islands.


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Emergency Repair Team ready to get you on your way Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just spent a wonderful day at Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun and are ready to fly home. But during your preflight inspection you notice the nose str ut of your Cessna 182 is completely flat. All is not lost â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one quick call to the Aircraft Emergency Repair Team can get you on your way. This year the team is made of up 15 to 20 volunteers, according to Charlie

Bukoski who, with his wife Judy, heads the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do big repairs, but we can help with little ones, like replacing fluids or charging a batter y,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The busiest time for us is right after the airshow ends because that is when people realize that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve left the master switch on and the battery is dead.â&#x20AC;?

he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We normally assist 70 to 85 people during the event. The bulk of those issues are problems with dead batteries, brakes, and flat tires.â&#x20AC;? Hours are from 8 a.m. to an hour or so after the airshow. If a plane has serious issues, the volunteers can have it towed to one of the FBOs at the airport for more extensive repairs.

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Got questions? The Tourism Information Center has answers, as well as playing host to the Internet Cafe. If you need help finding accommodations or want a recommendation on where to eat while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun, you can find the answers at the center, which is just outside the Sunset Grill. Operated by the Polk County Visitors and Convention Bureau â&#x20AC;&#x201D; also known as the Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the information center will be staffed throughout the show with specialists who can answer anything from whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best place to shop to where campers can wash their clothes. The center also will have Florida airport directories and aeronautical charts available (while supplies last), as well as Florida road maps and guides. It also will be the site of the Internet cafe. There will be four computers available at no charge.

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Behave yourself! Getting up close to an airplane is privilege, not a right. Here are some rules to remember when you visit the flight line: â&#x20AC;˘ Do not walk in front of an airplane that is taxiing toward you. â&#x20AC;˘ Do not walk with your back to a moving airplane. When an aircraft approaches, step off to the side, well clear of the wings, and turn to face the pilot. â&#x20AC;˘ Wait until the plane moves by before you start moving again. â&#x20AC;˘ Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t touch the airplanes without the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; permission. â&#x20AC;˘ Be careful that you do not walk into a propeller or pitot tube or trip over wheels or tie-down ropes. â&#x20AC;˘ Hold small children by the hand to make sure they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t dart out in front of a moving airplane. â&#x20AC;˘ Do not let your children play with things that can be thrown, such as toy ai planes. If a thrown item hits an airplane, it can damage it. â&#x20AC;˘ If you are looking into an airplane, be careful not to lean against it. â&#x20AC;˘ Be careful about jewelry, watches, belt buckles, cell phones and cameras. These can accidentally scratch or even tear the skin on an aircraft. â&#x20AC;˘ Do not sit on aircraft. â&#x20AC;˘ Heed the instructions of the aircraft marshals and security personnel.

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Caribbean Sky Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-080 CAV Aerospace Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-001D Cellular Sales VerizonWireless . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-022, N-011, N-071 Cessna Aircraft Company . . . .SNF-001, SNF-002, SNF-004, SNF-005 CGS Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-047 Champion Aerospace LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-057 Chevrolet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-025A Chief Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-040, B-041 Cirrus Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-033B Civil Air Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-010 CJ Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-054 Clamar Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-057 Clarity Aloft Headsets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-081, B-082 Classic Aire Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-016 Cleveland Wheels&Brakes/Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-032, C-033 Club De Pilotos Isla Cozumel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-055 Cobham Artex Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-088 Cobham Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-011, D-012, D-013 Cobra/DHC2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-021 CO Guardian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-062 ComLinkPro, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-031 Commemorative Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Warbird Ramp Comp Air, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-012B Composite Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-023B Concorde Battery Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-050, B-051 Conoco Phillips-Phillips 66 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-083, N-088 Contact! Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-032 Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-069 Cool-Air, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-014 COOLSPACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South End B"" Corrosion Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-080 CSC Duats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-052, B-053, B-054 Cub Crafters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-092, N-103 Custom Plaques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-071 Cutting Edge Airsports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00J DAHER-SOCATA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-022B Datatoys Digital Video Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-089 David Clark Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-008, C-009 DeltaHawk Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-003 Desser Tire & Rubber Co., Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-025 DHS Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-039 Diamond Aircraft Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-023B, MD-024C Diemech Turbine Solution, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-074 Dominican Republic For Pilots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-063, A-077, A-078 Don George, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-074 Dowling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-089 DRE Communications Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-095 DTC Duat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-085, A-086 Dynasty Steel Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-087 Dynon Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-034, A-035, A-036 EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-030, B-031 EAA Member Tent . . . . . . .E-039, E-040, E-062, E-063, E-064,AC-005 Eagle Fuel Cells-ETC, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-043 Eggenfellner Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-099

COMMERCIAL EXHIBITORS

NATURE TRAIL

CAMPGROUND

PARTS EXCHANGE

2

7 19

8

10

17

HA

12 13

15

” “E AR NG cho E

14

20

22

MD 2-D

42

34

26

SARASOTA AVIONICS

AC 3

51

S

N

64

79

IR LA

77

80

D VD BL

81

74

WP 2 SNF 7

101

12 13

100

96 99

97 98

TRADE-A-PLANE

WP 3

9 8

HANGAR “A” PILOT MALL

5

28

AOPA SNF 8

2

SNF 9

29

EAS

102

94 95

86

103

93

88 87

85

M 92

89

83 84

91

90

82

HANGAR “B”

WITTMAN POND

MD 8-A

78

75

73

MD 7-B

10

76

72

AIRCRAFT SPRUCE & SPECIALTY

-N

3

69

71

62

MD 6-A

68

70

63

61 AC 4

1

67

65

59

MD 5-B

AC 2

66

58

50 60

EXHIBITOR OASIS

IT

57

HANGAR “C”

WP 1

IB

56

52

48 49

H

53

47

38

EX

54

46

39

R TH

55

45

40

36 37

MD 3-D

44

41

35

O

43

33

27

HANGAR “D”

N

32

28

24

AIR SH

MD 4-C

30 29

23

25

GULF COAST AVIONICS & GARMIN

MD 1-D

31

21

16

11

GATE

AC 1

18

9

1

(GES) EXPOSITION SERVICES OFFICE

SHOWPL

6 5

4

3

WALK WAY

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3M Peltor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-046, B-047 3XTRIM Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-028 4 Paws Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-027 64 Metals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-024 Aces High Aviation Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-025 Aces Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-014 ACF-50 Lear Chemical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-008 Advanced Flight System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-092 Adventure Pilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-003 Advocate Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-090 Aero Adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-018 Aero Cosmetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-029 Aero Interior Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-012 Aero Marketing Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-036 AeroMax Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-102 Aeroprakt America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-019A Aeroshell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-085, C-086, C-087, C-088, C-089 Aero-Shields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-031 Aerosource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-064 Aerospace Welding Minneapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-068 Aero Tech Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-010 Aero-Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-025 Aerotrek-Rollison Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-014, SE-015 Aerotronics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-058, A-059 Aerox Aviation Oxygen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-098 African Elephant Hair Bracelet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-044 Airborne Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-008 Air Chart Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-009 Aircraft Door Seals, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-056 Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SNF-008 Aircraft Specialties Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-022, Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-001 to B-009 AirFleet Capital, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-053 Airforms, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-050 Airguide Publications, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-098 Air Journey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-068 Air Mod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-005 Airparts, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-084, N-085 Airtex Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-075, C-076 Airwolf Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-043, E-044 Alpha Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-081 Alturair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-015 American Air Campers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-037, EHAC-001 American Champion Aircraft Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-028B American Propellers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-078, C-079 AmSafe Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-045, C-046 Andair, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-050 Angel Flight Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-070 Anywhere Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-011, A-012 Apollo Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-009 Applewood, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-006, A-007, N-081 Approach Fast Stack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-093 ArcticAir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-015 Arion Aircraft, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-005

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42 62

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60 61

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Pacific Oil Cooler Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-061 Paradise-USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00B Para-Phernalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-043, B-070 Pilatus Business Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-017B Pilot Communications USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-086, B-087 Pilotmall.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pilotmall.com Pilots Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-080 Pilots For Christ Intnl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-008 Piney Creek Airpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-081 Piper Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-014B, MD-018C, MD-019B Plane Power Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-002 Poly-Fiber, Randolph, Ceconite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-071, B-098, D-004 Pop's Leather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-073, C-074 Popular Science/Honda . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-094, N-095, N-0100, N-101 Power Flow Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-044 Powerful Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-034 Powrachute LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-036 Precision Airmotive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-065, B-066 Preferred Airparts, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-005 Premier Aerospace Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-023 Priceless Tugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-005, N-006 Privateer, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-097 Progressive Aerodyne, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-013 PSA Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-060 PS Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-056, D-057 Quality Aircraft Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-002 Quasar Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-027 Quicksilver MFG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-044 Quiet Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-063 Rainbow Aviation Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-062 Rans Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-025B RAPCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-048 Ravin Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-032, E-033, E-034 Recreatiion AviationFoundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-053, E-054, AC-007 Recurrent Training Center, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-054 Redbird Flight Simulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-023, N-028 Red Canoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-009 Remos Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-027B Rescue Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-015 Revere Survival Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-085, D-086, D-087 Ridge Landing Airpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-016 RJ Tool & Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-086 RMS Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-020, A-021 R&M Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-041, E-042 Rodman & Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-017 Rosen Sunvisor Systems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-060, A-061 ROTAX iService Centres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-001 Rotorway AirMark Helicopters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H-013 S & H Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-063 SAB Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-017A SAF-Air Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-073 Safari Helicopters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .H-002, H-004 SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-006 SAIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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The Sign Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-001 The Stress Stop, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-051 Three Point Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-080 Thunderbird Aviation , LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-033 Titan Aircraft Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-045 T-Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-048 Tomlinson Avionics of Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-004 Tornado Alley Turbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-066 Trace Engines LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-002D Trade-A-Plane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-001, A-002, A-003 Tri-Nav . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-060 Trio Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-028, A-029 TruTrak Flight Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-092, A-093 Turtle- Pac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-048 Uhl Studios-David Uhl Fine Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-097 Ultimate Products, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-058 Ultra Flightline Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-097 UMA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-006 Uncommon USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-029, C-030 Unique Product Sales Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-035 Utah Valley State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-079 Val Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-050 Van's Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-012, E-013, E-014, E-27, E-028 Vantage Plane Plastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-052, A-053 VedolaHD Performance Sunglass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-040 Velocity, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-022A Vero Beach Avionics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-023A Versa Tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-049 Vertex Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-050 Vertical Aviation Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-027 Vertical Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-079 Vietnam Helicopter Pilots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-024B Virginia Bader Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-018, A-019 Virginia Dept. Of Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-038 VOAR Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-056, AC-006 Waco Classic Aircraft Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AC-002 Wag-Aero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-056 Warner Aerocraft Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-055 Wentworth Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-010, B-011, B-012, B-013 Wheels and Wings, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-052 Whelen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-072, A-073 Whirlwind Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-046 Wicks Aircraft Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-001, D-002, D-003 Wilco, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-022 Wilderness Mint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-063 Wilson Doors, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-098 Windsok . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-003, LP-00V Wipaire, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-003D Women In Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-003 WorldWide Aero Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-096 X-Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-004B XM Wx Satellite Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-024, C-025, C-026, N-036 Zaon Flight Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-094, B-095 Zenith Aircraft Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-026B Zurich International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-014 ZX-1-America LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-030

Sarasota Avionics, Inc. .C-043, C-068, C-069, C-070, AC-003, AC-004 Satcom Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-059 Scales 4 Planes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-049 Scheme Designers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-015 Schweiss Bi-fold Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-054, D-055, N-066 Screaming Aero Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-002 SeaMax USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-00I Seaplane Pilots Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-077 Seattle Avionics Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-061 Sennheiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-084, B-085 Sensenich Propeller Mfg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-030, A-031 Sheltair Aviation Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-094 Sigtronics Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-071 Simcom Training Centers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-005 Skip Barber Racing School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-078 SkyKits Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-011 Sky Ox Aircraft Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-062 Sky-Tec Partners Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-001 SMA Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-072, N-075 Smoky Mountain Fliight Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-017 Snap On Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-028 Soloy Aviation Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-002 SoundEx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-004 Southern Aces Show Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-016, LP-017 Southern Precision Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-028 Special Edition, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-093 Sportair USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-012 Sport Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-069 Sporty's Pilot Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-090, C-091 Spruce Creek Fly-In Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-055 SPS Exhibitions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-010, C-011, C-012 Stallion 51 Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-037, C-038 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 Sunglass Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-013, A-014, SW-015 Tail Wheels ETC Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-015 Tampa International Airport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-096 TCW Technologies LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-087 Team Tango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-020, N-031 Technical Data Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-010 Tecnam Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-006A Teledyne Continental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-065, C-066, C-067 Telex Communication, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-040, C-041, C-042 Tempest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-081, C-082 Terrafugia, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-011 Texas Skyways, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-044 The Aircraft Partnership Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-031 The Aviator's TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-046, EH-047 The Claw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-094 The McGraw-Hill Companies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-046 The New Firewall Foreward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-002 The New Kolb Aircraft Co. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-034

HANGAR ECHO “E”

N

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MD 22-B

MD 27-C

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MD 24-C MD 25-B

MD 30-C MD 31-B

64

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(Flight Restrictions Apply)

RUNWAY 1,400 feet

(Flight Restrictions Apply)

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MD 15-C

42

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Liberty Aerospace, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-029B LightHawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-069 Light Sport Group LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-039 LightSpeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-051, D-052, D-053 Lincoln Electric Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-027 Little Giant Ladder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-058, D-059 Lockwood Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-020B Lockwood Aviation Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-067, D-068, D-069, D-070 LoPresti Speed Merchants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-032, N-043 Love's Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-045 LP Aero Plastics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-048 Lycoming Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-039, D-040, D-041, D-042 Lyons Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-022, A-023 Mahogany Importers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-024, D-019 Marathon General Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-074 Massaging Insoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-006 Maule Air, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-021C, AC-001 Met-All Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-078 Michelin Aircraft Tire Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-010 Micro-Surface Finishing Prod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-012, N-013 Middle Georgia College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-25B Mike Jones Aircraft Sales Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-013C Miller Electric Mfg. Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-028 Miniature Dream Models, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SW-010 Mission Aviation Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-008B Mission Aviation Support Assoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-008 Mittler Bros Machine & Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-026, D-027 Mooney Airplane Company Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MD-007B Mooney Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-058, N-065 Morganelli & Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-037 Mountain High Equipment & Supp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-097 MS Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-067 M-Squared, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LP-019 MT-Propeller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-082, A-083 Mustang Aeronautics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-051, E-052 Mutt Muffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-039 MXR Technologies/MX Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-037 MySky Aircraft, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-005A National Aircraft Finance Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-098 National Aircraft Appraisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-095 National Aviation Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-016 NavWorx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-028 NBAA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-072 NCFI Polyurethanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-051 New River Forest Villas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-044 New Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E-026 Next Dimension Aircraft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N-030 North Carolina Dept. of Transp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-026, A-027 NTM Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SE-008C Old Northwest Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-026 One Global Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .EH-026 OneLightBulb.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LD-006 Green Space Oregon Aero, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-040, A-041, A-042 Pacific Coast Avionics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-018, B-019, B-020, B-21

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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 ever y 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, interviews with sponsors, vendors and guests, live coverage of the daily airshow, and remote broadcasts of the evening programs and select 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.” Also retur ning this year are Jeb Bur nside, Dave Higdon and

Youth Activities The Tom Davis Education Center offers fun, educational opportunities for young aviation enthusiasts. The Youth Activities tent located outside the Davis Center is filled with a variety of activities, where kids can make kites, parachutes, windsocks, and ribs, as well as learn the art of paper airplane making and learn about weather from experts. Coloring booklets will be available for the younger children, while the

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Jack Hodgson, the voices of The Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast. They will do two podcasts from the show, one on Tuesday evening and the other on Sunday morning. Other podcasters are returning this year, Shallbetter said, including The Finer Points of Flying with Jason Miller on Wednesday, the station’s first virtual podcast, Airspeed Online with host Steve Force, appearing via the Internet, on Thursday, while the second annual ‘Gathering of Aviation Podcasters’ is slated for Friday. The Pilot’s Flight Podlog with Will Hawking and David Allen is Saturday. The radio station is expanding its Internet presence as well, with updates on its Twitter account, SnFRadio. “The best news is, thanks to a partnership with LiveATC.net, we will be audio streaming Sun ’n Fun Radio,” Shallbetter said. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will have a variety of animals on hand. New this year are three programs from the FAA especially for middle school and high school students — but younger children can participate, officials said. The programs include “Smart Skies,” which is an air traffic control computer program; weight and balance training; and learning how to pre-flight aircraft. The FAA will have two airplanes at the center for its programs.

Also available will be Kid Air II, a flight simulator. On the center’s back porch, a hot dog lunch will be served for $3 for those who pre-register. 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 Pavilion.

Sun ’n Fun Workshops can help you learn all the skills necessary to build your own plane or work on any other project. If you’re a hands-on person or are considering building an aircraft, you’ll want to take part in these sessions as experienced instructors guide you through the techniques for each skill and answer your questions about specific projects. 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. To get credit for attending, pick up a time sheet at the information booth and have the workshop instructor sign it. Operating times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some workshops operate continuously, while others have scheduled programs. C hec k a t t he w or ks hop information booth for times and workshop locations. Wo r k s h o p s include: Woodwork; Avionics/Electrical; Basic Sheet Metal; Cable Swaging; Composites; Computer Resources; Engines; Fabric Covering; Kit Aircraft Building; Metal Shaping; Propeller Carving; Sport Planes; and Welding, both electric and gas. The free workshops are located in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and in tents around the Buehler Restoration Center.

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Judging airplanes Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Funâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief judge shares the tricks of the trade How do you judge airplanes in six very different categories for a variety of very different awards? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Objectively,â&#x20AC;? says Leonard Kress, chief judge at Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to be subjective, though,â&#x20AC;? he adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we follow EAA judging standards.â&#x20AC;? Those standards are outlined in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;scoring decision treeâ&#x20AC;? that leads to scores ranging from zero (major deficiency) to 10 (perfect, impossible to do better). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deficiency is defined as a safety item with potential for catastrophic flight failure,â&#x20AC;? 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but far from impossible. 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. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Points arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t awarded by consensus,â&#x20AC;? Kress said, but by each judge â&#x20AC;&#x201D; up to 50 of them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; filling out individual score sheets. The scores are added up and compared only after judging is completed. Airplanes are judged in six categories: custom-built, vintage, warbirds, ultralight and light sport, rotorcraft and seaplanes. The first question asked is whether the airplane being looked at is airworthy. If not, it earns a zero and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing more to be done. Assuming it is, however, the next question is whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;factory newâ&#x20AC;? 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 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and this is a 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;flawless in all respects.â&#x20AC;? Sometimes owners will ask judges to critique their airplanes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real can of worms,â&#x20AC;? Kress stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After all, no mother ever had an ugly baby. People put their lives into these thingsâ&#x20AC;? and no judge wants to face a restored airplaneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;motherâ&#x20AC;? 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 18 edition of Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Fun Today, you can compare your conclusions with those of the judges.

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where they stand on general aviation issues. Make a financial contribution to a general aviation cause such as GA Serves America, the AOPA Political Action Committee, or the AOPA Foundation. Join a local pilot group or start one if your airport doesn’t already have one. AOPA is prepared to back up its members as they become more active and engaged, providing tools like a new engagement section of AOPA Online (AOPA.org/Engage), including tips and suggestions on how to get more deeply involved in the future of general aviation. At the same time, AOPA will continue — and even increase — its advocacy for general aviation across a broad front, from addressing a diminishing pilot population to protecting America’s airports to supporting those who support general aviation in Congress. AOPA will also be engaged in a number of other issues, such as air traffic control modernization (known as NextGen), continuing to improve general aviation air safety, and aviation security issues as they affect general aviation pilots and owners. And AOPA will continue to monitor the FAA funding and authorization. While neither authorization bill passed by the House and the Senate contain user fees, Fuller noted, “Bad ideas have a funny way of coming back around in Washington, so I have to believe that sooner or later, this idea will surface again. In the meantime, the worst thing we can do is sit back, congratulate ourselves, and imagine that all our worries are behind us. “Taking action and making a commitment to become more engaged is vital,” concluded Fuller. “Even with our success, I must tell you that we can no longer take for granted that the freedom to fly will be sustained unless we work to defend that freedom we cherish.”


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The Sun ’n Fun grounds are vast, which means getting around can be tough for some visitors. You may use your own scooter or wheelchair on the grounds, as long as it meets certain requirements. Scooters must be single seat, batter y-powered, with two, three or four wheels, designed for use by a mobility-impaired person. Wheelchairs can be manual or batterypowered. Those using scooters or wheelchairs do not need special credentials or passes to bring their devices onto the Sun ’n Fun grounds. People using scooters and wheelchairs are allowed to go wherever the general public is allowed, which includes the flightline. Sun ’n Fun officials pride themselves on the fact that the grounds are very accessible, but they also realize

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Looking for others who own the same aircraft as you? Head to the Type Club Tent, which is next to the Florida Sport Aviation Antique Classic Association building near the Vintage Aircraft Camping Area. Inside the Type Club Tent you will find displays paying homage to various types of aircraft, ranging from Piper Cubs to Mooneys. “We have 14 type clubs that will be represented this year,” says Sharon Trembly, chairman of the Type Club Tent. “The clubs have tables and their members volunteer a few hours at a

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they cover a vast area, which is why the Blue Route on the transportation trams will take a person using a wheelchair or scooter along with their family and friends. If you didn’t bring your own or realize once you get here that you should have brought it, you can rent scooters and manual wheelchairs on a daily basis. The rental space is near the Admissions/Registration building in the Main Gate Plaza. Scooters are $60 for the day, while wheelchairs are $20. The Handicap Hospitality ticket windows are located on the west side of the Admissions/Registration building at the Main Gate Plaza. Besides selling admissions tickets, the Handicap Hospitality team will be happy to help with information and questions you have regarding all accessibility ser vices available during the fly-in.

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MSOne Sport Plane ready to takeoff By DAVE SCLAIR Dieter Canje wasn’t born in the USA, but he has adopted our countr y completely, and has now come up with the MSOne, which was “born and bred in the USA.” This Sport Plane — the company prefers to describe it that way — falls into the Light Sport Aircraft category. Timothy Plunkett, company VP and test pilot, reported during Sun ’n Fun the two-seat tandem plane is built “to the look and feel” like a small fighter plane. “The Jabiru 3300 engine we’re using gives it a throaty roar, rather than the ‘lawnmower’ sound of others in the LSA category,” he

said. Certification to ASTM specs will, hopefully, be accomplished before the end of 2010, according to company officials. MySky is located on Spr uce Creek Airpark at Daytona Beach, Fla. Manufacturing of the fiberglass craft will take place in nearby Port Orange, reported Canje, company president and sole owner. The MSOne features a fighter plane style canopy, side stick and a wing allowing the pilot to have full for ward and downward vision. Cruise is 120 kts with a fuel burn of 4.5 gallons. Designed for student pilot instruction as well as crosscountry, it will stall at 38 kts with full 30° flaps. Take off and landing in normal operations is about 1,000 feet, although landing roll with full flaps can be as short as 305 feet. According to Plunkett, useful load is 610 pounds and max gross is

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1,320. An aircraft with standard gauges and instruments will retail for $124,500; $132,500 with a glass panel.

The original test airplane, which has accumulated 200 plus hours to date, is on the field in the Southeast Exhibit Area. For more information: www.mysky.aero.

Jeppesen introduces new online training course By BEN SCLAIR The Instrument Pilot Online training course from Jeppesen follows in the footsteps of its Private Pilot and Sport Pilot online training courses. The instrument course includes the minimum 30 hours of ground instruction and offers a host of features that include scenario-based lessons and decision making. The course stresses the importance of single pilot resource management.

New flight training technology debuts MS Aviation has released a new flight training technology, “Superior Solutions through Collaborative Training,” at Sun ’n Fun. “For the first time in flight training we have a way to see how students are doing on a national basis and identify changes that need to be done to improve student performance and significantly enhance flight safety,” said Mike Shiflett, MS Aviation’s founder. “With our ability to grade students with mobile devices in the cockpit, we can get great data about areas that need to be improved.” Shiflett reported that the company has filed four patent applications

The web-based application sports three version: Part 61 student, Part 61 flight school, or Part 141 flight school. A one-year subscription for an individual student is available from JeppDirect.com for $259. Renewals are $39 per year. U.S. Aviation at Denton Municipal Airport in Texas has launched its online 141 ground school using Jeppesen’s Online Training Course. The application will allow U.S. Aviation instructors to track student progress. “We’re one of the first to offer an alternative to Part 141 classroom training, which is the first step in serv-

around the technology and have received Patent Pending on several of the key components. “In addition, our company, along with other flight educators, can modify content or create additional content that can be delivered to each student or school without the need to repurchase software or install it again and again,” he said. The courseware is provided online or on a mobile device such as the iPad, iTouch or iPhone. After users complete the lessons they go to the cockpit with their CFIs and the mobile grading begins. The results are then made available to the student, school and CFI immediately. Find out more at the company’s exhibit in Hangar A, Space 67, or online at PilotTraining.com.

ing the needs of the students and will aid in attracting students in aviation,” says Mike Sykes, CEO of US Training Academy. Find out more at Jeppesen’s exhibit in Hangar C, Spaces 16-21 or at Jeppesen.com.

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Scheyden eyewear available at Pilotmall.com Scheyden Precision Eyewear’s products will be sold in PilotMall.com’s on-site store during this week’s show. Scheyden’s Classic FlipUps ($395 to $415) allow pilots to adapt to changing light conditions, company officials note. Handcrafted from lightweight titanium, the frames feature superior strength and heat resistant properties, helping them retain their shape, officials note. “Scheyden has spent more than a decade making pilots’ lives safe and simple in the cockpit with respect to their vision needs,” says Ed Lotwis,

national sales manager. “The Classic Flip Ups are extremely useful when leaving a bright sky to enter darker cloud layers. Just flip up the lenses to quickly compensate for a lower light environment.” The company’s product line also includes the new full-coverage wrap Composite Hybrid collection, titaniumframe Fixed Gear designs and Dual RX styles for prescription users. Scheyden frames are fitted with either glass or CR-39 lenses. Hand-ground and polished, they feature a hydrophobic coating to repel water and perspiration, several layers of magnesium hexafluoride to diffuse ambient light and protect pupils from harsh reflections and a scratch resistant top coat. See them for yourself at PilotMall. com’s store near the hangars.

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Cessna 170A, Stephen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jakeâ&#x20AC;? Jacobson, Fort Worth Best Restored Classic 0-100 HP: 1946 Ercoupe 415D, Syd Cohen, Wausau, Wisc. Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1950 Luscombe 8-F, James R. Strong, Williamsville, N.Y. Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1952 Cessna 195, Dane H. Jorgensen, Doylestown, Ohio Outstanding Classic Aircraft: 1948 Cessna 170, Daniel Wood, Newnon, Ga. Unique Classic Restoration: 1950 Anderson Greenwood, David Powell, Rogers, Ark. Honorable Mention: 1951 Call Air A-2, Dave Denton, Siloam Springs, Ark. CONTEMPORARY Grand Champion Custom: 1964 Piper Comanche PA-24-400, W. Lee Hussey II, Martinsville, Va. Best Custom: 1959 Piper, PA-24, Ken Schreiber, Mena, Ark. Best Twin: 1968 Cessna 337, Herb R. Harney, Grandville, Mich. Outstanding In Type: 1960 Twin Beech G18S, John G. Wood, Winter Haven, Fla. Outstanding In Type: 1956 Cessna 172, Todd Zeiller, Valrico, Fla. Best Restored: 1958 Champion 7EC, Larry D. Smith, Davenport, Fla. SEAPLANE Grand Champion: 2009 Gweduck, Ben Ellison, Bellevue, Wash. Best Float Plane Fabric: 1992 Sportsman Ford, Bud Davidson, Winter Haven, Fla. Best Amphibian Metal: 1947 RC-3 Sea Bee, Jim Poel, Daytona Beach, Fla. Best Float Plane Metal: 1959 C-180B, Tom Smotherman, Sitka, Alaska Best Antique Seaplane: 1941 G-44A, Randall Baird, Naples, Fla.

2010 Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;¨ Award Recipients Most Unique Float Plane: 2006 Micro Mong Rocket, John Knapp, Booth, N.C. ROTORCRAFT Grand Champion: 2010 Safari, Jim Benson, Mahoopany, Pa. Best Helicopter: 2008 Safari, Michael Smolek, St. Marys City, Md. Outstanding Rotorcraft: 2008 Safari, Al Rulton, London, Ontario LIGHT SPORT AIRCRAFT Grand Champion: 2010 Chutes of Hazzard â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Predator, Wayne Spring, Albany, La. Reserve Grand Champion: 2009 Arion Lightning, James D. Johannes, Hunstville, Ala. Best Commercial: 2008 Gobosh 700, Dave Corahamm/Gobosh Aviation, Bettendorf, Iowa Special Award for Innovation: 2009 Powerchute Air wolf, Jef f W illiams, Caledonic, Mich. Outstanding New Design: 2010 Evolution Revo, Larry Mednick, Odessa, Fla. Outstanding Fixed Wing: 2009 Kolb XTRA, Jack Kripps, Winter Park, Fla. Outstanding Powered Parachute: 2010 G-Factor Airwolf, Galen Geigley, Sturgis, Mich. Best Plans Built: 2008 Hummel HS, Terry Hallett, Bryan, Ohio Best Materials Kit: 1997 Fisher FP-202 Dalunski ER, Eric Adams, Lakeland, Fla. Special Award Safety Practices: 2008 3XTRIM Navigator 600, 3XTRIM Inc., Niagara Falls, N.Y. ULTRALIGHT Grand Champion: 2010 BeLite Superlite, James Wiebe, Wichita, Kan. Reser ve Grand Champion: 2010 CGS Hawk Ultra, Danny Dezauche â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CGS



         

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people might do, so I encourage all of you to talk to your Congressmen.â&#x20AC;? He pointed out that 25% of the FAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funding used to come from the Airport & Airways Trust Fund, which is bolstered by airlines passenger fees and other fees. These days, it accounts for 70%. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Less and less is coming from the General Fund,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if you think about all the other modes of transportation, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay to drive down I-95. The country as a whole benefits from the aviation infrastructure, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the obligation of the whole country to pay for the system, not just the users.â&#x20AC;?

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The Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Award recognizes individuals distinguished by their years of contributions to Sun â&#x20AC;&#x2122;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: Sharon & Bob Stebbins John Smll Don Huie Murray Freeman Robin McFarland Ralph Tarver James Brewer Ron Smith Janice Noe Rachel Armani Albert Moore Roger Hutton Aviation, Grand Bay, Ala. Best Commercial: 2010 Skycycle Firefly, Michael Theeke, Wildwood, Ga. Innovations: 2009 Lucky Stars II, Mark E. Stull, Christoval, Texas Best Type Trike: 2010 Skycycle S, Flyhard Trike/Michael Theeke, Wildwood, Ga. Best Antique: 1984 Kolb Ultrastar, Dennis Long, Oakland, Tenn. HOMEBUILT Grand Champion-Plans: 2009 XTRA EZ, Scott Carter & Lynn Canatella, Dallas Grand Champion-Kit: 2003 RV-6, Dennis McCright & Richard Stevens, Montgomery, Texas Reserve Grand Champion: 2006 Lancair 235/230, Randy Snarr, South Jordan, Utah Best Low Wing: 2006 RV-6, Pete Hunt, Clearwater, Fla. Best Composite: 2008 Glasair Sportsman 2+2, John Cokinogenis, Deland, Fla. Best Metal: 2008 RV-7, Russ Kamtz, Loveland, Colo. Best All Wood, 2007 F.8L Falco, Charles & William Nutt, Montgomery, Minn. Best Fabric: 2009 Kitfox Model IV Speedster, Paul Morel, Locust Grove, Ga. Best Interior: 2009 RV-10, Geoff Combs, Canal Winchester, Ohio Best Workmanship: 2007 Harmon Rocket II, Jim Stone, Louisville, Ky. Best Biplane: 1967 Pitts S-1S (Prototype), Ed McCaskill, Weirsdale, Fla. Best Auto Engine: 2009 Big Piet, Harold L. Johnson, Carrollton, Ga. Outstanding Aircraft: 2008 Velocity XL/RG-XC, Bob Jackson & Ron Mariin, Windermere, Fla. Outstanding Aircraft: 2008 Europa XS Tri-Gear: Jerry Hope, Afton, Tenn. Outstanding Aircraft: 2009 RV-10, Ron Terhaar & Frank Fitzgerald, Albany, Ore. Outstanding Aircraft: 2010 RV-12, Ben Bradley/Jim Olson, Murphy, N.C. Outstanding Aircraft: 2009 RV-10, Norman & Donna St. Peter, Riverview, Fla. COMMERCIAL DISPLAY Best Indoor: Bendix King by Honeywell Best Outdoor: Piper Aircraft, Inc.

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Making a difference How you can sway elected officials and help save GA By JANICE WOOD GA relies on its alphabet groups — such as the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and others — to fight its battles in Washington, D.C. But the truth of the matter is, it’s the individual pilot, making contact with his or her representative or senator, that makes the most impact. “Congressmen most listen to the people back home,” said Lisa Piccione, senior vice president of government affairs for NBAA. “And we need that partnership. It really helps when we walk into someone’s office on Capitol Hill and they say, ‘I’m really glad to see you because I’ve been hearing a lot about this at home.” Still don’t believe your single voice — or vote — doesn’t matter? “If you ever had a question about whether one letter or one phone call can make a difference, the LASP (Large Aircraft Security Program) shows tangible results that it does,” she continued. Proposed by TSA, the program would have imposed airline-like security on

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all aircraft weighing more than 12,500 lbs., no matter its mission. The onerous rules, vehemently opposed by GA, received a record number of comments, while meetings around the countr y attracted standing-room-only crowds. “All those letters — every single one — made a difference,” she said. “Numbers matter in Washington.” TSA has pulled back on the LASP, with a revised rule expected soon that will push the weight limit up to 25,000 to 30,000 lbs. “It really should be at 80,000 lbs.,” said Craig Fuller, AOPA president. Fights with TSA about security are expected to continue, although the last year has been much better since the agency put a pilot, Brian Delauter, in charge of GA security. “He is one of us,” said Pete Bunce, president of GAMA. “Just having that exper tise in place allows the agency to not over-react.” Which was a real possibility after the incident in February in Austin, when a disgruntled pilot flew his Cherokee into an IRS office building, killing himself and an IRS employee. But increased security wouldn’t have stopped that incident from happening, noted John King, co-owner of King Schools. “Security wouldn’t have stopped him from flying his own airplane,” he said, noting in his recent CFI revalidation course, he had to answer questions about “challenging people who didn’t belong on the airport.” “We don’t want to challenge people

— we want to welcome them,” he said. “We’ve got to be accepting to the public.” There’s two reasons for that, he noted: Airports must be open to everyone to help the pilot population grow, as well as to let people in the community — from neighbors to elected officials — become familiar with the airport and all the good it engenders, from jobs to medical flights to keeping the local economy moving. “All of our power comes from the public and their perception of us,” he said. That perception was badly damaged when the Big Three automakers were questioned about ar riving in Washington, D.C., in three separate bizjets to beg for bailouts. “The question that was initially asked was ‘was that an appropriate use of an airplane?,’” NBAA’s Piccione said, “which morphed into the question ‘is there ever an appropriate use?” To battle that perception — fueled by reports in USA Today about “fat cats and their jets” — the alphabet groups knew “we needed to turn up the volume,” she said. NBAA and GAMA created “No Plane, No Gain,” while AOPA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) created GA Ser ves America, two campaigns to let people know how important GA is to the nation. “We need to get the message out that GA is jobs, jobs, jobs,” Piccione said.

Besides the millions of jobs it creates, GA is also a lifeline to small communities that don’t have commercial air service. “It is an economic lifeline and a medical lifeline,” she said. “It’s also important to remind people that we are here in times of need, such as hurricanes and earthquakes.” Besides getting that message out the public and our elected of ficials, pilots have another responsibility: “We need to give (the alphabet groups) the tools to work with by our behavior,” said Mar tha King, co-owner of King Schools. “We have to be acceptable to our neighbors and be good citizens so we don’t create problems for the people around the airport.” She told the story of seeing planes make fast passes every weekend near her home in San Diego, a bit of thrillseeking for the pilots, but a nuisance to those on the beach, who don’t understand — and are sometimes scared — by what the pilots are doing. Those beach-goers complain to City Hall, which is less responsive to the needs of the airport and local pilots when issues come up. She noted that GA also needs to fix its accident rate, which is 49 times worse than commercial airlines — “that’s on par with motorcycles,” she said, noting the accidents aren’t due to mechanical failures, but rather risk management by pilots. “We can fix that,” she said. “If we don’t fix it, the public and the politicians will fix it and we won’t like that fix.”


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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is offering special show discounts and hands-on demonstrations of its newest generation of MIG welding, TIG welding and plasma cutting equipment this week at its exhibit in the Southeast exhibit area, Space 28. Miller’s Road Show Two will be at the show. The 62-foot semi is designed to function as a mobile knowledge center built for hands-on training, with more than 40 live product demonstrations on Miller and ITW welding partner products,

company officials said. Even if they’ve never welded before, Miller of ficials encourage visitors to “get under the hood” and try the company’s newest products, including the Diversion 180 AC/DC TIG welder; Millermatic Auto-Sets; Spoolmate 100 and 200 Series Spool Guns; Spectrum 625 X-TREME, a 21-lb. plasma cutter; ArcStation (pictured); Filtair 130, a fume extractor; and helmets, gloves, welding jackets and other protective apparel. Miller also encourages visitors to bring their technical questions to the show, as officials note the company’s welding professionals have decades of aviation welding experience.

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Heidebrink 5: Aviation survival basics: Could you be a survivor? Jeff Allsopp 6: Ravin 500: A composite Comanche kit outperforming all others, Parker Woodward 7: The LP1 modern aircraft born from Indy car technology, David Algie 10: Auto engine conversion

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lish and Sell Your Own Aviation Book 11 a.m. Don Wright, Life is a Piece of Cake (A V-2A Pilot’s Story) 12 p.m. Nancy Aldrich, Captain Gramma 1 p.m. Lyle Wheeler, Cubs On the Loose 2 p.m. Carol Ann Garratt, Upon Silver Wings, I and II

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Save the date for AOPA Aviation Summit As another Sun ’n Fun draws to a close, AOPA is already looking forward to the AOPA Aviation Summit, to be held in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 11-13. “Sun ’n Fun and the AOPA Aviation Summit bookend the traditional flying year,” said AOPA President and CEO Craig Fuller. “That makes the Summit the perfect opportunity to see not only where we’ve come this year, but where we are headed next year and beyond.” The AOPA Aviation Summit brings together pilots, aircraft owners, aviation businesses, students, and policy

Cobham launches autopilot rebates Cobham Avionics, Integrated Systems will launch a rebate promotion on two of its most popular autopilot products, starting the day after Sun ’n Fun ends. From April 19 to May 31, customers who purchase a new System 55X or System 65 autopilot

makers. It is the perfect opportunity to become actively engaged in promoting the many benefits — and, frankly, the fun — of flying yourself, whether for business or personal reasons. The AOPA Aviation Summit will continue to host one of general aviation’s premier trade shows, with hundreds of vendors filling the Long Beach Convention Center’s exhibit hall, offering everything from aircraft, engines, and avionics to pilot supplies and even jewelry. Airportfest, the aircraft display and hands-on activifrom an authorized Cobham autopilot dealer will be eligible for a $2,000 rebate. Both the System 55X and System 65 are highperformance, two-axis autopilots. Each has been STC’d on scores of aircraft makes and models, including Cessna, Piper, Beech, Mooney, and Twin Commander. Find out more at Hangar D, Spaces 11-13 or www. cobham.com/autopilotrebate.

ties area, will take place simultaneously at Long Beach Airport. AOPA anticipates that there will be some 100 aircraft on display, ranging from Light Sport Aircraft to business jets. At the center of it all will be the grand prize in AOPA’s 2010 Fun To Fly Sweepstakes, a new Remos GX aircraft, which is currently on display outside AOPA’s Big Yellow Tent. AOPA will present the aircraft to this year’s lucky sweepstakes winner during the Summit. There will be free shuttle bus service between the convention center and Airportfest. The educational opportunities that pilots have come to expect are still there as well. Safety education from the AOPA Air Safety Foundation, tips on frugal flying and places to fly go, and help keeping your medical certification are all being offered. And for those unable to get there, AOPA will once again offer AOPA Live, an online opportunity to see and hear from aviation’s leaders on a whole range of topics important to pilots, from policy and politics to function and fun. So save the date: Nov. 11-13 in Long Beach, Calif. AOPA hopes to see you there.

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Sun ’n Fun’s Nikon Photo Contest winners

Planes in Flight Finalist Jim Abels

Art Finalist Shelby Boggs

Best of Show Photo by Tom Carter

People & Planes Finalist Tom Carter

Art Finalist Gloria Carter

People & Planes Finalist Jacob Watkins Planes in Flight Finalist Skip Elsworth


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