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Sharpen your skills

Article | Apr 16, 2015

AOPA offers pilots attending the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo a full lineup of fun, informative seminars.

Eclipse, Kestrel merge to form ONE

Article | Apr 15, 2015

Two relative newcomers to aviation have come together to form ONE—ONE Aviation, that is. Eclipse Aerospace and Kestrel Aircraft are merging to create the new company, to be led by aviation innovator Alan Klapmeier.

Three students take on 'One Week Ready to Solo'

Article | Apr 14, 2015

A former Navy corpsman, a Harley-Davidson custom builder, and a global advertising manager for General Motors have been tapped for a one-week adventure that could change their lives—learning how to fly through the One Week Ready to Solo project.

Nik Oekerman

Article | Apr 13, 2015

Learning quickly and under pressure is nothing new to Nik Oekerman. The former Navy corpsman who served two combat tours in Iraq has faced more than his share of life-threatening situations. He welcomes the challenge of intensive flight training!

Sherry Rosenkranz

Article | Apr 13, 2015

For Sherry Rosenkranz, life has always been more about the journey than the destination. That won’t change, she said, once the journey heads skyward.

Chris Graves

Article | Apr 13, 2015

Chris Graves was looking forward to entering “a new world of things to learn,” from the mechanical nature of aircraft to the “etiquette” of flying.

ADS-B 101: Are you ready for Jan. 1, 2020?

Article | Apr 09, 2015

One of the hot topics this airshow season will no doubt be the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out (ADS-B Out) equipage mandate set for Jan. 1, 2020. Learn about some of the products available during educational seminars at the AOPA Campus at Sun ‘n Fun.

SuperSTOL stretched

Article | Apr 01, 2015

Just Aircraft has stretched the SuperSTOL, giving the backcountry-capable kitplane a longer fuselage that allows for larger engines.

Seminars offer tech-savvy tips to make your flying easier

Article | Apr 01, 2015

AOPA seminars at Sun ‘n Fun will offer tips to help you maximize your use of the technology in your aircraft.

Sun 'n Fun scraps splash-in due to high water

Article | Apr 01, 2015

Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo organizers have decided to cancel the Seabird Splash-In due to high water in Lake Agnes.

News From Headquarters

Article | Mar 15, 2015

The start of spring can only mean one thing – Sun ‘n Fun is just around the corner. The annual “Spring Break for Pilots” is the start of the fly-in season for AOPA. The week-long event in Lakeland, Florida is the first of seven AOPA events this year. Learn more about the seminars and activities AOPA has planned for flying clubs this year.

A life in general aviation

Article | Feb 24, 2015

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.

Breitling jets plan U.S. tour

Article | Dec 10, 2014

The Breitling Jet Team has announced an itinerary of 18 stops for the team's first U.S. tour in 2015.

News from Headquarters

Article | Apr 21, 2014

AOPA hosted a breakfast meeting at Sun 'n Fun for flying club enthusiasts.

Sun 'n Fun 2014 by the numbers

Article | Apr 08, 2014

AOPA Online takes a look at the numbers generated at this year's Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Members weigh in on AOPA's Rusty Pilot initiative

Article | Apr 08, 2014

Attendees interviewed at Sun ‘n Fun applaud AOPA for the new Rusty Pilot initiative.

Scenic Sun 'n Fun

Article | Apr 08, 2014

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels returned to wow the crowd with exquisite precision flying, and the next generation began to dream.

Lightspeed names 2014 grant finalists

Article | Apr 07, 2014

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation named 15 aviation charities as finalists in the 2014 Pilot's Choice Awards program April 2 at Sun ‘n Fun.

Notable quotables from Sun ‘n Fun

Article | Apr 07, 2014

AOPA Online captures interesting quotes from the 2014 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla.

Bonanza pilot wins King Schools sweepstakes

Article | Apr 04, 2014

Patrick Timmons has won the King Schools "Let Us Be Your Mentors" sweepstakes.

King Schools creates new online pilot forum

Article | Apr 04, 2014

A new online forum created by the King Schools targets aspiring and current pilots.