Rain ‘n Fun Style!

Floridians don’t let a little rain stop the fun—we paid a visit way out to Homebuilt Camping today and found about 35 airplanes tied...

James Clark Camping at Sun ‘n Fun

James Clark, RV-6 builder, formation aerobatic performer, EAA Director and recently retired as President of South Carolina State University, is camping at SnF in...

Brazilian Hummingbird Gyros Come to North America

There are two major experimental gyrocopter companies in Brazil—Montalva and the upscale Hummingbird Industrial Aeronautica. Helicopters International of Winter Garden, Florida has taken on...

Light and Inexpensive AirLite Reciever

Pushing the boundaries of weight and cost, Radiant Instruments debuted its AirLite aviation band receiver at Sun 'n Fun this week. Fitting in the...

Hangar “E”

Most visitors to Sun 'n Fun are familiar with the outside display areas for vendors. They are occupied by companies selling airframes, kits, engines,...

Old Pilot’s Camper Journal: Sun ‘n Fun 2022 #5

I swear I was not searching for a story. All I wanted was a Denver omelette at the Scotty Suz Home Cookin Café. Although...

Homebuilt Camping Celebrates Mardi Gras Night

Homebuilt Camping at Sun 'n Fun has a legendary reputation for hospitality and fellowship. It's not just a place to camp next to your...

A Seventh Thunderbird Flies In

The current Thunderbird squadron flew into Sun 'n Fun on Monday with great fanfare, media briefings and photo ops. This morning, Peter Magnuson piloted...

Gyro Technic Gyroplanes at Sun ‘n Fun

Gyroplane designs have come and gone over the years. Igor Bensen made a huge splash in the 1970’s with the Bensen Gyrocopter on the...

On the Road (to SnF) Again

One of the great things about being an aviation writer is the opportunity to get out and meet other aviators, see their airplanes, find...

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Zeniths CH 750 kit is NKET compliant, Sportys launches new E6B app for iPhone and Inogens bottleless oxygen system. Edited by Mary Bernard.

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