We attended the last Sun N Fun Fly In and Splash In at Lakeland, Florida in 2012 and were unable to make it this year for the 39th year of this famous General Aviation event. To know more about the event itself and our photos/details from last year, click here to re-visit our archives.
However, this year's event was mentioned as "different" because the US Sequestration put a squeeze on military Aircraft participation and therefore the fly in remained largely civilian. However, reports from Aviator friends who made it to the event indicates that the show was a success and that everyone enjoyed the various static and flying events as well as the Seaplane Splash In event at nearby Lake Agnes.
Seaplane Associations in the U.S. have been posting pictures and videos from the Splash In events and we have shared some pictures on our facebook page as well. There are 2 large General Aviation Shows in the U.S. annually. Sun N Fun and EAA Airventure at Oshkosh are the one's to look out for and attend. These are great networking events for GA manufacturers, buyers, sellers and aviation aficionados.
April is half done already, how time flies, we will be updating on our regular aviation activities for the month, including our much anticipated but slightly delayed Seaplane services.