Sun 'N Fun 2015 delivers another action packed event
Beginning on Tuesday, April 21 thousands of aviation enthusiasts packed into Lakeland Linder Airport in Florida to attend Sun 'N Fun, the six day international fly-in expo. Vendors, exhibitors, air show performers and educators enjoyed the opportunity to share their passion of aviation with others from around the world.
The flight line consisted of eager people of all ages looking to the skies to watch aerobaticperformers such as Mike Goulian, Rob Holland, Patty Wagstaff, The Aeroshell Team, Will Allen, Warbirds, Geico Skytypers, David Martin, Team AeroDynamix and Kyle Franklin. Eyes and ears were in full focus for the 2 jet teams that performed. The Breitling Jet Team, pictured on the right, made their very amazing US debut this year at Sun 'N Fun and will also be performing at the Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia on May 2nd. The Thunderbirds did a few fly overs early in the week then put on a terrific show Saturday and Sunday. All performers gave fans a chance to get pictures and autographs throughout the week.
There were educational events aimed to help promote careers in aviation including the Second Annual Career Fair and the Aerospace Educational Showcase. Other informative activities included teacher's workshops, forums and stories from the keynote speaker, retired astronaut, Gregory H. Johnson. There were also activities for the youth like Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum which consisted of interactive learning workshops featuring a wind tunnel, ham radio, and a hurricane station.
There was a plethora of aircraft on display that people flew in for the judging competition or just for "plane" fun. With numerous things to see on the ground and in the skies, this event was a great opportunity to interact and inform the public about aviation. A thank you is owed to the friendly volunteers who helped the event run smoothly.
To see more pictures and videos from the event check out The Virginia Department of Aviation on Twitter (@VAis4FlynLovers) and Facebook. For a list of all the Sun 'N Fun performers and events visit the website http://www.sun-n-fun.org