Sun ‘n Fun Coming Up Next Week


If you’re heading to Florida for the annual Sun ‘n Fun air show starting on Tuesday, the FAA has the flight planning info you need. The Notice to Airmen, available online, includes detailed arrival and departure procedures for Lakeland Linder Regional Airport and for Lake Parker, the seaplane destination. Special rules are listed for ultralights, warbirds and instrument flights. Don’t leave home without it! Also, don’t leave home without bringing a friend who is new to aviation. Prospective pilots who sign up with a mentor from AOPA Project Pilot will get into the show for free. “What better way to get a prospective pilot hooked on aviation than taking them to one of the first great air shows of the spring flying season?” said AOPA President Phil Boyer. The newbies will also have a chance at winning up to $5,000 for flight training from AOPA during the show. The free admission offer is available Tuesday through Friday, April 17 to 20. Limit one free student admission per current pilot/mentor. And if you can’t make it to the show, AVweb will be there with daily reports and podcasts to bring it all to your desktop.