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But Sun 'n Fun is not all about technological tourism -- there are plenty of people to see and daily air shows to watch and hands-on workshops to take part in. Speakers at the Florida Air Museum will include Bob Hoover and Paul Tibbetts. Forums include updates on the Sport Pilot rule; plus how to buy, build, restore, fly and/or take care of your airplane. Perpetual workshops offer advice on welding, woodworking, composites and more. On Thursday and Friday, seaplanes will splash in at nearby Lake Parker, and on Sunday morning, hot-air balloons will gather to launch from the field. Performers at Sun 'n Fun's daily air show include the Aeroshell Team, Kirby Chambliss, Matt Chapman, Mary Dilda, the E Team, Jimmy Franklin, Michael Goulian, Randy Henderson, the Iron Eagles, Charlie Kulp, Bill Leff, Jim Leroy, John Mohr, Walt Pierce, Greg Poe, Manfred Radius, Dale Snodgrass, Sean D. Tucker, the EAA Warbirds of America, Patty Wagstaff, Bobby Younkin and more, plus a night air show on Saturday. And organizers promise more food choices this year, with "enhancements" to include Chinese and Greek selections, a coffee shop whipping up lattes and cappuccinos, and a "Dessert Court." Plus the usual eclectic collection of aircraft that ranges from the Goodyear blimp and World War II bombers to a vast array of homebuilts, vintage airplanes, factory–built aircraft, warbirds, rotorcraft, aerobatic aircraft and a skyful of ultralights.