March 27-April 1, 2012
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Tune in to SUN ’n FUN Radio Want to stay on top of all the happenings at SUN ’n FUN? Tune in to SUN ’n FUN Radio on 1510 AM or listen worldwide on the Internet at LiveATC.net/SNF. The radio station will have more than 30 volunteers covering every aspect of the fly-in, according to Volunteer Radio Chairman Dave Shallbetter. “We’ll have updates on news and happenings around the fly-in, great interviews with aviation notables, up-to-date schedules of events, interviews with sponsors, vendors and guests,” he said. New this year is “Today’s Highlights with Lites,” with new SUN ’n FUN President John “Lites” Leenhouts, who will be on each day with updates about the flyin. Also new is “The Voices of Vintage.” A special location has been set aside in the Vintage area for a mock “old time studio” where SUN ’n FUN Radio volunteer host Jack Neubacher and others will chat with various guests about owning, restoring and flying vintage aircraft. Returning this year is “The 99’s Present,” featuring the 99’s special guests, including the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). Women in Aviation also will return this
Workshops slated SUN ’n FUN Workshops can help you learn all the skills necessary to build your own plane or work on any other project that uses the same tools and techniques. Experienced instructors guide you through the techniques for each skill and answer your questions about specific projects. Many of the workshops are 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. Workshops are ongoing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Workshops area, which is near the Buehler Restoration Center and the Florida Air Museum. Workshops are held on everything from Engines, Aircraft Woodwork, Avionics/ Electrical, Basic Sheet Metal, Cable Swaging, Composites, Computer Workshop (flight planning to GPS navigation to computer-aided design), Fabric Covering, Metal Shaping, Propeller Carving, and Welding. In the evening, stop by the Compass Rose in the Core Area and stargaze during the Astronomy workshop.
Handicapped Services Handicapped Services is located on the west side of the Admissions building in the Main Admissions Plaza. Information is available concerning all accessibility concerns.
year with its special segment, “Women Shine at SUN ’n FUN.” “AOPA’s Special Guest” will feature a special guest each day, including an extended interview with AOPA President Craig Fuller on Thursday. The station also will feature interviews with SUN ’n FUN sponsors, vendors and advertisers, guests and aviation luminaries, as well as remote broadcasts of the daily and night airshows, remote broad-
casts of select evening programs, and much more, Shallbetter said. Also returning this year are live podcasts. Tuesday will be Jeb Burnside, Dave Higdon and Jack Hodgson, the voices of The Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast (UCAP). Wednesday will be Flight Monkeys and The Pilot’s Flight Podlog. Thursday will be The Pilot’s Journey and the premiere of Powered Sport Flying. Friday is the annual aviation podcast feature, The Gathering of Aviation Podcasters (or The GAP), a kind of open mic night for aviation podcasters, Shallbetter explained. Saturday is the virtual podcast, “Not at SUN ’n FUN 12” and the Stuck Mic AvCast. Wrapping up the week of podcasts will be UCAP on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. “The SUN ’n FUN Radio volunteer
staff does its best to bring you all the happenings at SUN ’n FUN, but we need your help,” Shallbetter said. “Please let us know of any special events, interesting stories, or neat people you think we should cover for our radio listeners. You can come by the studio, which is on the end of Club House Row, near the Sunset Grill, email SnFRadio@gmail.com, or message us on twitter @SnFRadio. “Special thanks to Dave Pascoe and LiveATC.net for sponsoring the audio streaming (as well as streaming several Air Traffic Control frequencies) on LiveATC.net/SNF, The Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast for sponsoring the station’s highspeed Internet, Sennheiser for providing equipment support, the SUN ’n FUN staff, and a very special thanks to the SUN ’n FUN Radio volunteer staff, who make it happen,” Shallbetter concluded.