April 10, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Thousands are flying in and attending the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo this year, and they are finding plenty of time for some sun. Lakeland, Fla., has had warm temperatures and sunny skies for the start of the event, and similar conditions are forecast for the rest of the week.
A Lakeland arrival is sent on its way to camping.
A ride-hopping biplane is about to touch down on the grass runway.
Bill Harrelson and the Lancair IV he flew nonstop from Guam to Jacksonville.
Many homebuilts boast bold paint schemes, like this one.
Marshalling an arriving Mooney to aircraft camping.
Part of the AOPA Member Services team working the Sun 'n Fun tent.
Tent visitors view a demo of AOPA flight-planning tools.
Visitors inspect homebuilts at Sun 'n Fun.
Visitors try flying the AOPA Jay in the AOPA tent at Lakeland.
Watching the parade of arrivals into Lakeland.
Sun n Fun,
The AOPA National Aviation Community Center hosted Paws and Planes, an event that showed kids flying for others – including our four-footed friends – can be rewarding and fun.
J. Reid Garrison, an airshow performer and formation pilot who has been part of the story line at the major aviation events, including Sun 'n Fun and EAA AirVenture, across the years, was recently inducted into the South Carolina Aviation Hall of Fame.
AOPA connected with hundreds of pilots, aircraft owners, and aviation enthusiasts during the thirty-second Northwest Aviation Conference held in Puyallup, Washington, Feb. 21 and 22.
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