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SUN ‘n FUN 2012 – Day 6

It’s day 6 of SUN ‘n FUN 2012, the final day of this year’s ‘Spring Break For Pilots’. I’m David Allen, and I’m about to take you into the cockpit … of Other People’s Airplanes.

For today’s episode, we start at the newly built Fire Hub. A joint venture between the Recreational Aviation Foundation, AOPA, and SUN ‘n FUN, the Fire Hub gives pilots and aviation enthusiasts a place to congregate around the camp fire. It is surrounded by bricks, each of which can be bought and inscribed with a custom engraving.

The volunteers at SUN ‘n FUN Radio all pitched in to help buy a brick for Dave Shallbetter, the chairman of on-site AM radio station. The brick was done in memory of Ione Shallbetter-Stiles, Dave’s mother. She had been a volunteer at SUN ‘n FUN since the very beginning, and has since ‘flown west’. Watch as we present Dave with the brick.

Next we head on over to Hangar C to talk with my friend Mike Ladd about The Avpad, a canvas case that very conveniently turns your iPad into a kneeboard. The AvPad has a large pocket on the front, a slot for a pen and a stylus, straps for a small notepad, and an ID holder on the back.

Finally, I bring you some of the air show before wrapping up my #SnF12 coverage.

Thanks so much for watching these episodes. I love bringing you into the cockpit when I fly and along for the ride when I attend event. Thanks also to Sennheiser for providing the incredible audio gear I used during the week. Finally, thanks to Dave Shallbetter and the entire team of volunteers at SUN ‘n FUN Radio for doing an amazing job with the radio station this year.

2012 was simply incredible.

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  • David: I cannot tell you how much I’ve enjoyed this Sun ‘n Fun video series. Really nicely done and a blast to watch. I might start over and watch them all again! Heck, maybe I’ll show my wife so she can see why we need to attend next year. Keep producing great content. Please!

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