Chats From The Deck
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In his first SnFRadio interview, at the end of his second week as Sun 'n Fun's new president,  John "Lites" Leenhouts chats with Dave Shallbetter on the Virtual Deck.

Lites tells Dave about his background-

Becoming a pilot

Joining the Navy

His Naval Aviator career, inccluding his role in Desert Storm

The alphabet soup of aircraft hes flown & what's in the stable now

His famiy, their search for a home in Lakeland

His initial impressions and what's ahead

Saving the best for last, Lites tells Dave about his call sign.

Recorded Friday, August 26, 2011

Polite constructive critism always welcome.

Direct download: 20110826_Lites_Leenhouts_Interview_FINAL.mp3
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Honda Generators is a proud sponsor of Sun 'n Fun (Personal note- SPECIAL Thanks to the HondaSnF11 Crew for their outstanding support during the 2011 weather event. You're SnFRadio's best friend ;-)

Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

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Gulf Coast Avionics, proud sponsor of Sun 'n Fun. Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

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GANews proudly sponsors Sun 'n Fun! Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

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Garmin spot recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

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Sun 'n Fun Radio spot for Bose Corp- SnF Sponsor

Recorded by Elisabeth Daniels 2011

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Sun 'n Fun Platinum level sponsor AOPA

Recorded by Elisabeth Daniels 2011

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SnFRadio spot for Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company

Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels


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Announcement about Sun 'n Fun Artist in Residence, Sam Lyons. Created 2011 by Dr. David Kolbaba from:’N-FUN-NAMES-LYONS-‘ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE’.aspx

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