April 8, 2014
By AOPA ePublishing staff
40—Anniversary of this Year’s Sun 'n Fun.
$280,000—Amount Sun 'n Fun officials paid the FAA in air traffic control fees.
$64 million—Estimated economic impact of Sun 'n Fun 2013 on the region around Lakeland, Fla.
$176,000—Cost of the Tecnam Astore, a luxurious, high-end light sport aircraft seen at Sun 'n Fun.
2,200—Number of acres on the Sun 'n Fun show grounds in Lakeland, Fla.
6—Number of Eclipse Aerospace Eclipse 550s delivered so far.
20,000—Number of kids Capt. Judy Rice hopes to reach with her around-the-world flight for Think Global Flight.
$50 to $100—Rebates given by Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. on Garmin area GPS units during Sun 'n Fun.
155 pounds—Weight of the powerplant for Czech-based PBS being tested on a Van’s Aircraft RV-10.
$440,000—Cost of German Stemme S-10 motorglider.
20—Number of years Sun 'n Fun Radio has been on the air.
6,000—Number of pilots enrolled in OpenAirplane.
120—Number of students and school leadership from Long Island City, N.Y., and York College, Pa., on a special JetBlue flight to Sun ‘n Fun.
57—Cessna Skyhawks Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus plans to purchase.
$24,000—Money given by AeroShell to fund Able Flight scholarships.
Sun n 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.
Paragon Flight is living up to its name.
The Breitling Jet Team has announced an itinerary of 18 stops for the team's first U.S. tour in 2015.
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