Chats From The Deck
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, Chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio (broadcasting on 1510 AM & streaming on from the annual Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo held in Lakeland, Florida, each spring. (For more information on the event please visit 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. 7/19 NEW- Chats from the Deck, The Podcast! SUN 'n FUN isn't just for April any more! So we're doing a podcast about all the happenings on the SUN 'n FUN campus. A new episode will be released every other month, PLEASE NOTE: These recordings are copyrighted by Sun 'n Fun Radio and may not be used for anything other than your listening enjoyment without the express written permission of Sun 'n Fun Radio. Donations to support SUN 'n FUN Radio can be sent to through PayPal or by clicking below:

Lynn Ramsey talks about the Leadville, CO airport.  The highest elevation airport in the US at 9,934 ft above sea level.

Direct download: 2014-Deck_Interviews-Leadville_Colorado_Airport-Lynn_Ramsey.mp3
Category:Sun 'n Fun 2014 -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

Carl Valeri chats with Luis Garcia from the Civil Air Patrol about their efforts in the Cadet program, Search and Rescue, and Aerospace education.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-CAP-Luis-Garcia.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Carl Valeri chats with Dale Still and David Wetmore about judging aircraft at SUN 'n FUN to the EAA standards.

And the "Changing of the Guard"


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-SnF-Aircraft-Judging.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

Carl Valeri & Michelle Rhinesmith of the Aerospace Center for Excellence, based on the SUN 'n FUN campus, chat about the educational programs offered locally & Project Skylab at the Florida Air Museum


In Wednesday's edition of Women Shine at SUN 'n FUN, Carl Valeri chats with Commander Rebecca Waddington, NOAA Corps, about the NOAA flight operations out of Lakeland airport and outreach by Women in Aviation to inspire future aviators.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-NOAA-Rebecca-Waddington.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

Carl Valeri and David Kolbaba chat with Steve King from AirplaneIQ about the current market for aircraft sales.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-AirplaneIQ-Steve-King.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 9:40pm EST

Carl Valeri interviews Darrin Johns of Tactical Hearing about their current offerings for custom hearing enhancement and hearing protection.


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-13-2021-Tactical_Hearing-Darrin-Johns.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 9:31pm EST

Carl Valeri chats with Mike Hartman from WACO Aircraft about barnstorming, their aircraft factory and the Waco Taco!


Direct download: SnF2021-DeckChats-Apr-14-2021-Waco-Mike-Hartman.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 9:24pm EST