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,
After testing more than 3,000 formulas over a 10-year period, Shell Aviation submitted its candidate fuel to the FAA for consideration as a fleet-wide, unleaded avgas replacement in July.
The FAA has sent a proposal to reform the third class medical certification process to the Department of Transportation for review, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced July 31 at EAA AirVenture.
AOPA President Mark Baker spoke to participants in the AirVenture Cup race about third class medical reform.
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