It was a great opening day at Sun ‘N Fun, Lakeland, Florida, although I’m sure the strong winds presented some problems for lighter aircraft. Â Since we landed at Kissimmee yesterday and drove over today, I didn’t check the official weather today but can tell you the winds were awful. Â Probably gusting to 22 – 25 mph which may not be too much for a tricycle gear aircraft or the warbirds but for most of the vintage taildraggers it’s just too much. Â Winds aside, we’re finally here and having a great time. Â Here are a few pics of our first big day!
So walking through the gate we ran into our friends Dean & Scott.
Great place to meet friends…
I loved meeting this little lady and hope to get to know her better!
Should I tell you about the DIRTY feet you get walking endlessly around Sun ‘N Fun?! (lucky for you, no picture!)
Interesting, fun people everywhere you look.
And all kinds of exhibits and airplanes you can check out up close and personal.
And if you’re from anywhere but Florida, you’ll love wondering around the grounds taking in views like these.
Sad shot of the airshow opening ceremony…..
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These guys landed in horrific winds at Lakeland and managed to taxi and tie them down with no problems. Â They tell me 4 other aircraft, none of which were taildraggers, weren’t quite so lucky landing at Sun ‘N Fun.
And I’m learning that all the good ones aren’t necessarily taildraggers!!