The second largest gathering of aircraft for the U.S. happens in Lakeland, Florida every year around this time. The beautiful spring weather provides a wonderful backdrop to loads of excitement on the ground and in the air. AOPA will show this year’s Catch-A-Cardinal publicly for the first time, and will host AOPA Day on April 20. EAA will have a significant presence there as well. They will have a member village on-site, forums & workshops, and an appearance by EAA President Paul Poberezny.
The skies will be alive each day with demonstration flights from today’s hottest new aircraft manufacturers and an afternoon airshow that is sure to captivate the crowds. Scheduledperformers include aerobatic artists Mike Goulian, Patty Wagstaff, and Matt Chapman. There will be numerous exhibitors showing the latest in avionics and other aviation related goodies. Unfortunately, Microsoft will not be on-site this year – they are busy getting SP1 completed and some other surprises completed as well. Stay tuned to polypoke for more on that…
My colleaguesRon Hamilton and Bob Hayes will both be present down there a few days (lucky dogs!). If you’re lucky enough to be able to go this year and happen to bump into them, tell them hello for me! 🙂