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Event Report
Event Reports - Sun 'N Fun 2007

Friday, April 20
Sun 'N Fun 2007
Created: 04/20/2007
Updated: 04/22/2007
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Article by Mike Whaley
 
Thursday was the day for the annual Biplane cookout... it was the biggest party we've had yet, with about 100 folks attending. Jeff cooked up lots of burgers, chicken and side dishes and everyone really enjoyed it all. The party went on into the night and we even showed the movie "Airplane!" to an appreciative crowd. It was a great chance to catch up with everyone and just have a great time talking about biplanes and such. The night airshow was a lot of fun too... all in all a great day throughout.


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Barrett makes a fast, loud, smoky pass before lunch.  
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Suzanne Oliver was up doing skywriting while the Yellowbird was in the fly-by pattern.  
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Near the start of the warbird show, a B-1B bomber made some really intense fly-bys.  
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He probably burned more fuel on each pass than a Skybolt could use in a month!  
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Folks were coming in out of the sun all day long.  
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Aaron and Dennis take a quick break from the busy day.  
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The traditional start of the airshow.  
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The tent was downright crowded at times!  
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This C-47 is soldiering on, many decades after it was built.  
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A T-28 beats up the airfield.  
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Nothing quite like a Mustang...  
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This Spitfire did a very impressive acro demo.  
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The A-10 demo was impressive. Those guys like to fly and fight right down in the weeds.  
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Chris, Paul, and the kids head back to the campsite to get ready for the cookout.  
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Folks started arriving about 5pm, and the party began.  
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By about 6, folks had started arriving in large numbers.  
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Everyone was chowing down... lots of complements for Jeff's cooking abilities.  
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Skybolt builders do some hangar flying.  
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Good stories were flowing as well.  
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Diane thoroughly enjoyed the chance to watch the kids.  
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Our good friend Butch came over from Melbourne for the cookout.  
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Jeff takes great pride in making food that everyone really enjoys.  
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More folks enjoying the food.  
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Matthew can say "airplane" in three languages.  
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Quite a spread...  
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Matthew and Ethan looking for a way to escape the playpen.  
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Awwww....  
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Three cheers for Chef Jeff!!!  
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Jet Dragster driver Elaine Larsen chats with Corvair guru William Wynne and our "wing guy" John Hollister.  
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Chris and Dave having a good time.  
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The Corvair group joined us... fun bunch of folks.  
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The party went on well into the night.  
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Some folks went down to watch the night airshow as well... very cool stuff.  
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Wonder how many UFO reports the Lakeland PD got on Friday?  
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Seeing aerobatics at night is a whole different experience.  
 

Other entries in this series:
     Sunday, April 15    April 15, 2007
     Monday, April 16    April 16, 2007
     Tuesday, April 17    April 17, 2007
     Wednesday, April 18    April 18, 2007
     Thursday, April 19    April 19, 2007
      » Friday, April 20    April 20, 2007
     Saturday, April 21 (Part 1)    April 21, 2007
     Saturday, April 21 (Part 2)    April 21, 2007
     Sunday, April 22    April 22, 2007
     Monday, April 23    April 23, 2007
     Wednesday, April 25    April 25, 2007

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