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:

Carl & Trevor chat with the Chairman of the SUN 'n FUN Board of Directors, Harley Richards and get  board perspective of how we got to where we are.



Direct download: SNF2021_DeckChats_Apr_17_Harley_Richards_Chairman_Sun_N_Fun.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Carl, Trevor, & Dr. Dave chat with Juan Browne of the "Blancolirio" YouTube channel about the explosion of social media & it's impact on the future of aviation.


Direct download: SNF2021_DeckChats_Apr_17_Juan_Browne_Blancolirio_YouTube.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 1:10pm EDT

Carl & Trevor chat with Kathy Ammon about how the Guardian Ad Litem program & volunteers can change a child's story.

Direct download: SNF2021_DeckChats_Apr_17_Kathy_Ammon_Guardian_Ad_Litem.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 12:47pm EDT

Carl & Trevor chat with Robert DeLaurentis, pilot of "Citizen of The World", about his record breaking Pole-to-Pole flight promoting STEM education. Robert lets us know about the 3 STEM experiments he carried, word records broken, challenges faced, Redbird flight simulation, and the 12 part docuseries and book about this historic flight.

Direct download: SNF2021_DeckChats_Apr_17_Robert_DeLaurentis_Pole_To_Pole_Flight.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

Dave & Carl chat with Susan Levitte, Marketing Communications manager of Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, about why Green Bay is THE best choice of airports in Wisconsin to visit.


Carl & Trevor chat with Amy Gesch, Product & Piston Aircraft Sales Manager at Wipaire, about the products & services Wipaire offers such as Wipline floats, aircraft modifications, aircraft sales, maintenance, avionics, paint, & interiors.

Direct download: SNF2021_DeckChats_Apr_17_Wipaire_Amy_Gesch.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Carl chats with Cynthia "Rosie" Roosevelt, AMT Instructor at Travis Technical College, about AMT 147 Instruction.

Michelle Graves & Carl Valeri chat with Brianna Dittman, President WAI Jacksonville, about the benefits of Women in Aviation International & their community outreach.


Carl Valeri & Trevor Simoneau chat with Russ Keith, John Naugla and Mike Roberts of Airplanes & Coffee, a non-profit group providing aviation scholarships.

Direct download: SNF2021_Deck_Chats_Apr_17_Airplanes_And_Coffee.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Carl Chats with Jeff Lanoue of Stor Loc about his companies fine products.


Direct download: SNF2021_deckChats_StorLoc_Jeff_Lanoue.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 4:09pm EDT

Trey Murdaugh, owner of TL North America chats with us about TL North America's various aircraft- The Stream, The Sting S4, & The Sirius

Direct download: SNF2021_Apr_17_TL_North_America_Trey_Murdaugh.mp3
Category:SUN 'n FUN 2021 -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT