By Rick Siegfried, President, EAA Warbirds of America
Sun 'n Fun 2010 begins next month in sunny Florida on April 13, 2010. If you have not yet made plans to attend, please take a look at some of the planned events which I have highlighted below. Opening day, Tuesday April 13, 2010, is the planned arrival day for warbirds during the afternoon air show. The T-6 group is planning on flying from Kissimmee, Forida to Lakeland on Tuesday. If any other warbird groups would also like to arrive via the air show please contact me soon, (firstname.lastname@example.org). For warbirds already at Sun 'n Fun, Wayne Boggs will help coordinate a departure and participation in the warbird air show from Lakeland.
Warbirds be a big part of the daily air show on Wednesday. Thursday will be a good day for Warbird members to see what is new on the Sun 'n Fun grounds as we are not flying in the air show. Jimmy Leeward's fly-out may be on hold this year. He is planning on having a better event at his Ocala fly-in community next year. If Jimmy's plans change, we will get the word out to all of you.
The judges will be hard at work during the week at Lakeland looking for the standout warbirds. Friday and Saturday will also be warbird air show fly days for all of you that are interested. We will move the awards picnic/dinner to Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Buehler Restoration center. Having the dinner on the grounds will allow more of you a chance to participate. We will start the program early so that we can all enjoy the Friday night air show on the Sun 'n Fun grounds.
Sun 'n Fun provides a good break for those of us based in the eastern half of the US. It allows us to leave the snow behind and enjoy some warmer weather. Throughout the week, Warbirds will have activities planned to make your stay at Sun 'n Fun a great way to start the warbird air show season. I hope you will all consider bringing yourself and your warbird to Lakeland. A chance to enjoy the Florida sunshine under the wing of your favorite warbird with friends is hard to beat. See you in Lakeland. "Keep 'Em Flying"