SUN 'n FUN Fly-In, Inc.
For more information contact:
Sandy Bridges, Director
Communications and Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (7-17-15)
SUN ‘N FUN SHOWCASING HIGH SCHOOL PILOTS
SUN ‘n FUN is proud to introduce the 2015 Lakeland AeroClub members arriving at EAA AirVenture. Ten (10) pilots under the age of 21 are flying from Lakeland, FL to Oshkosh, WI in aircraft that include “Miss Adair”, a 1956 Piper Pacer formerly owned by SUN ‘n FUN’s 1st President Billy Henderson; a 1953 Piper Super Cub brought back to flying status by Lakeland AeroClub members in the Buehler Restoration Skills Center, a 1964 Cessna C-150, a 1946 Cessna-140, and SUN ‘n FUN’s 1966 C-182. The pilots and their aircraft can be found in Vintage Parking, Row 71 with an anticipated arrival on Saturday morning, July 18th. Each of the pilots are also new members of EAA and AOPA.
Meet the SUN ‘n FUN teen pilots in Oshkosh:
Wednesday, July 22nd 10:00 a.m. Vintage Red Barn
EAA Youth Programs
Thursday, July 23rd 10:30 a.m. Brown Archway
Photo Session with Jack Pelton, President EAA Chairman of the Board and
John R. “Lites” Leenhouts, President/CEO, SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc.
Thursday, July 23rd 3:00 p.m. AOPA Exhibit Tent, Main Aircraft Display Booth 463
Photo Session with Mark Baker, President/CEO AOPA and John R. “Lites” Leenhouts
Thursday, July 23rd EAA AirVenture Showcase during the Airshow (Time TBD)
With Announcer John R. “Lites” Leenhouts
Monday – Saturday, SUN ‘n FUN Exhibit C3012/3013
Contact Mike Zidzunias at 941-915-8883 for student interviews
SUN ‘n FUN’s mission is to preserve and enhance the future of flight through world-class events, inspiring and educating people of all ages. Having certificated 35 teenage high school private pilots in the last 2 years, SUN ‘n FUN’s new goal is to certificate 25 pilots per year through their scholarship programs. Visit the SUN ‘n FUN exhibit for your personal introduction to the Aerospace Center for Excellence learn more about the scholarship and education opportunities including the Piedmont Aerospace Experience, a fully-functional Boeing 727 Learning Laboratory.
Mark your calendar for the 42nd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
April 5-10, 2016
SUN ‘n FUN is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, located on the grounds of the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. Proceeds from all year-round events are returned to aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs, activities and facilities and used to support on-going scholarship funding.
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