It's Not Always Sunny…



The bad news? It’s raining this morning at Sun ‘n Fun. The good news? The radar looks like we’re on the very back side of it, and it should stop soon. Meanwhile, vendors and media folks are sitting in their cars in the parking lot, hoping it will pass pass before the show officially opens at 9:00, because it’s no fun starting your day soaking wet, especially when it’s humid, and you never dry out.

Things are looking up as I write this however – a Cessna just took off on runway 27, and the sky to the northwest is getting noticeably brighter, so I expect this is just a short interlude of precipitation and it will be another good day to meet with aviation-minded friends, see what our insides try has to offer, and watching some fun flying as day three of Sun ‘n Fun 2016 gets going.

If you can’t make it to Florida this week, keep reading the reports here on Kitplanes to give you an idea what you’re missing – and we hope to see everyone at Oshkosh in July!

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Paul Dye
Paul Dye, KITPLANES® Editor at Large, retired as a Lead Flight Director for NASA’s Human Space Flight program, with 40 years of aerospace experience on everything from Cubs to the Space Shuttle. An avid homebuilder, he began flying and working on airplanes as a teen and has experience with a wide range of construction techniques and materials. He flies an RV-8 and SubSonex jet that he built, an RV-3 that he built with his pilot wife, as well as a Dream Tundra and an electric Xenos motorglider they completed. Currently, they are building an F1 Rocket. A commercially licensed pilot, he has logged over 6000 hours in many different types of aircraft and is an A&P, FAA DAR, EAA Tech Counselor and Flight Advisor; he was formerly a member of the Homebuilder’s Council. He consults and collaborates in aerospace operations and flight-testing projects across the country.


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