Chats From The Deck (general)
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, volunteer chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio 1510 AM, part of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in held in Lakeland, Florida, each April. (For more information on the fly-in please visit their website- sun-n-fun.org) Some are recordings of live interviews from the deck of the radio station. Others are pre-recorded interviews done by volunteer reporters during the fly-in. There may even be some Chats From The Virtual Deck and archived recordings from years gone by... PLEASE NOTE: These recordings are copyrighten by Sun 'n Fun and may not be used for anything other than your listening enjoyment without the express written permission of Sun 'n Fun. Donations to support SnFRadio can be sent to SnFRadio@gmail.com through PayPal or by clicking below:

The Sun 'n Fun Flightline hosts so many aircraft, it can take days to see them all. However, 23 years ago, EAA Chapter 797 from Live Oak, FL came up with a way to see most all of the flightline in a relatively short amount of time, and the Flightline Tours operation was born.

In this virtual interview, Dave Shallbetter chats with Morris & Barbara Brown about the Flightline Tours. Hear about where they take you, what it costs, where the money goes (to a GREAT cause!!) and what's involved in making it possible...

 

Direct download: 2010_Flightline_Tours_Intervew.output.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am EST

 

USAF THUNDERBIRDS RETURN TO SUN ‘n FUN IN APRIL

 
 
 
     SUN ‘n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – (Monday, December 7, 2009) – The United States Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds military jet team announced today that the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo has been selected  as a general aviation event venue on their 2010 Thunderbirds appearance schedule. The announcement was made today at the International Council of Airshows (ICAS) Convention currently underway in Las Vegas, NV.  The 2010 SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo will be held April 13 – 18 on its campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida.
 
 
Special thanks to Steve Tupper, Airspeedonline.com for creating this announcement
Direct download: ThunderbirdsAnnouncement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am EST

FAA ADMINISTRATOR RANDY BABBITT TO PARTICIPATE AT 2010 SUN ʼn FUN

 
 
     SUN ʼn FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – (Wednesday March 3, 2010.) – FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt will participate in the 36th annual SUN ʼn FUN International Fly-In & Expo, which will be held April 13-18 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Fla. Babbitt will participate in several activities during his stay, including the popular “Meet the FAA” session on Friday, April 16, at 1 p.m. in the FAA National Resource Center and Production Studios located and operating year-round in the heart of the SUN ʼn FUN campus.
 

Special thanks to Dr. David Kolbaba for recording this announcement!

Direct download: FAAATSnF2010KOLBABA1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:58am EST

 

 

The Florida Air Museum at SUN 'n FUN
Aviation Adventures Past Present and Future. A five-part speaker series presented by The Florida Air Museum at SUN 'n FUN
 
 
Join us   Friday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy a fascinating presentation by Kelvin Manning, Chief, Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle Division, KSC Constellation Project Office, NASA Kennedy Space Center. After nearly 15 years of seeing space shuttles up close, Kelvin is working with NASA in the development of a new spacecraft targeted for the moon. For Kelvin, it is only the most recent challenge in a career that has spanned 25 years and seen aerospace from a variety of different perspectives. Given the decision to cancel NASA's plan to return to the moon, Mr. Manning will provide insights into the future focus of NASA.   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  General Admission:
Individual - $10 per lecture   Student -     $5 per lecture
 
 
 
Please call to reserve your seat, (863) 904-4000, or email, RSVP@sun-n-fun.org. Seating cannot be guaranteed without a reservation.
 
To Purchase By Phone or Email: 863-644-2431 or Museum@sun-n-fun.org
 
For more information on the Aviation Adventures Speaker Series click here or download a brochure. For more information on The Florida Air Museum please visit www.FloridaAirMuseum.org, call 863-644-2431 or email Museum@sun-n-fun.org.
 

Special Thanks to Steve Tupper of airspeedonline.com for creating this announcement.

Direct download: ManningAnnouncement2010-02-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08am EST

Dr. Peggy, Amy Laboda & Robin Lamar chat about all the great things happening with Women in Aviation and what's on the horizon.

Tripp chats with Pat Farrell, CEO of Forward Vision about their product.

John Long chats with Gary Hyatt about DMAirfield.org, a website that started with an old, handwritten, leather bound register from Davis-Mothan Airfield and how it became a historical website.

John chats with Dave Monroe, right wingman for the Aerostars Aerobatic Team.

Dr. Dave and Bonnie chat with Wayne Fisher of Mooney Aircraft about what makes a Mooney unique (besides the backwards tail!) and how Mooney is faring in these tough times.

Dave chats with Staff Sargent Noah Watts about the Golden Knights Demonstration Team, it's history and what we can expect to see in their demonstration this week.