As many of you know, I attended the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In this year in Lakeland, Florida. The event is held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in April every year and lasts six days. In the past, I have only gone for one day. This year, I decided to go for the entire week. I also decided to volunteer for the first time.
It was amazing.
I don’t want to go much into the details of the week on this post, but there was one event that I really wanted to attend, the Splash-In. This year, like last year, the Splash-In was held on Lake Agnus at Fantasy Of Flight. This is the second year that the event was held here.
Here’s the kicker: since this was my fist time at the Splash-In, I really wanted to, you know, splash in. So I aksed my volunteer chairman, and he made a call, and the next thing I knew I was scheduled for a flight in a seaplane first thing in the morning the day of the event.
My pilot, Bob Stebbins, took me for a short flight in his Lake LA4. I streamed the first half of the flight live on the internet using my cellular phone. You can see that video here: http://www.qik.com/video/1529677
Also, Jo Hunter from FuturShox just happened to be onsite at the time shooting airplanes with some of her high-end camera equipment. Check out these awesome photos of my flybys:
If you ever get a chance to fly in a seaplane, GO FOR IT! This was an experience I will never forget. Now I really want an amphib…