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Event Report
Event Reports - Sun 'N Fun 2007

Monday, April 16
Setup Day
Sun 'N Fun 2007
Created: 04/16/2007
Updated: 04/19/2007
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Article by Mike Whaley
 
Monday was a very nice day, and the final setup went very smoothly. More planes and people arrived steadily throughout the day, it looks like the show is going to be well attended. We're looking forward to a great show!


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Getting everything set up...  
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Mike Marrin from St. Petersburg was kind enough to allow us to display his Skybolt in our tent this year. Very nice airplane!  
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We have a new display with a selection of our Pitts Special parts this year.  
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What do you do when a fitting for your display breaks and you're away from the shop? Why, get some tools and fix it right there in the motorhome, of course!  
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The Skybolt has some new markings thsi year as well.  
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A visitor checks out the Yellowbird.  
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All the vendors spent Monday scurrying around. trying to finish the setup process.  
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This interesting little Osprey is on static display by Wittman Pond.  
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Mooney often has very attractive airplanes on display, and this year continues the tradition.  
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A new Cessna Mustang.  
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A somewhat rare plane... a Funk.  
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Camping under the wind is a real fly-in tradition. There was quite a party going on in the Vintage area after the sun went down.  
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This Tomcat from VF-31 was one of the very last in service.  
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This bare-metal Yak was actually attractive with it's anodized skins.  
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There are as many different paint schemes as there are Yaks and Nanchangs.  
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More colorful Yaks.  
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This Yak fighter from WW2 was there early.  
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A nice B-25.  
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No airshow would be complete without a Stearman.  
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This gives new meaning to "mobile home"...  
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This is a B-29 Nose section for "Fertile Myrtle"... a plane that was used in the drop tests for early X-planes.  
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Some very historic signatures are on teh side of the B-29... Paul Tibbetts, Scott Crossfield, and Bob Cardenas.  
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Intact ball turrets are actually very rare today.  
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This speaks for itself... the manufacturer used bulletproof glass for good reason.  
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A lot of the future aviators are getting their start today as Young Eagles. This Ercoupe has given more than it's share of rides.  
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The owner spends "only" about 10 hours a year keeping it polished. Wow!  
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There's a lot to be said for the joys of keeping things simple.  
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Lots of effort went into this polish job.  
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A variety of light aircraft are already on the field.  
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Kolbs have always been popular at Sun 'N Fun.  
   

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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