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    Never been to Sun N Fun, any recommendations ? Crowded like KOSH ? Might land locally ( DAB / 7FL6 / X07 / SEF ? ) and drive over. Would like to caravan if anyone else from the NE is headed down... Cheers, Donn

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    I did SNF a few years ago. Thought it was a good time. Not quite the organizational experience as OSH but well worth going. Only hard part is wx that time of year in FL. Can be hit and miss if you’re a VFR only bubba.


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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    It’s much less crowded compared to OSH. Relatively easy to get in and out. Schedule the in and out times around air show times. Have Fun!

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    I go most every year and think it is more laid back than Oshkosh. Good time with lots of Short Wings.

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    Here is the 2019 Sun n Fun arrival NOTAM.
    If you are flying in please read and understand it. There are always a few clueless idiots showing up at Lake Parker.

    https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publ...pair19001.html

    I have flown into Sun n’ Fun 23 times. This video still gets my adrenaline going. Start at about the 18 minute point for his arrival at Lake Parker. He overshot the base to final turn and wants to park in the Vintage area. Not going to happen. It is good video of what to expect.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KsxYTMohLT4
    Last edited by Gilbert Pierce; 02-17-2019 at 10:04 PM.

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    Holy crap! I started at 18:00 and quit at 28:00. That was fairly busy.

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    thanks Gilbert...

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    Here is a less chaotic video of the Sun n’ Fun arrival but also shows one of the clueless. Doubt he Switched to the tower frequency after crossing Lake Parker.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntvh6F6meNQ
    Last edited by Gilbert Pierce; 02-18-2019 at 01:20 PM.

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    geez you guys have me about settled on flying to 7FL6 and driving over... Would still like to hear some good fuel stops for VA / NC / SC if anybody has such... Cheers, Donn

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    Default Re: Sun N Fun 2-7 Apr 2019

    It’s really not that difficult. I have gone into Lakeland many times when there was very little traffic and the only thing I heard on the radio is is “red taildragger cleared to land”.
    You just follow the airplane in front of you.

    This year following the airplane in front of me made me nervous as he was wandering around all over the place at 75 knots. I just did a 180, found a gap and got back in.
    Last edited by Gilbert Pierce; 02-19-2019 at 07:13 PM.

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