Flight 1549's Jeff Skiles Featured At Sun 'n Fun
The annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Exposition will this year play host to US Airways' Flight 1549 co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, who will participate in scheduled activities during the week. Sun 'n Fun will be held this year from April 13 through April 18 at its normal venue, Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Fla. Skiles will host an evening program to be held Wednesday, April 15, to be held at the Florida Air Museum's outdoor pavilion. He will also deliver a lecture (also at the museum) Friday at 2 p.m. Organizers say Skiles will play a part in "a host of other activities during the week."
Sun 'n Fun is marketing this year's fly-in as "Spring Break For Pilots." Advance tickets are being sold online ($95 for a weekly pass, or $30 per day, per adult). The Fly-In is hosting an online "Share A Flight" program designed to help want-to-be attendees connect with a willing pilot and aircraft to deliver them the show. Aside from ground displays, fly-in aircraft judging, a balloon launch and more, the 2010 airshow portion will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.