Chats From The Deck
Chats From The Deck is a compilation of recordings hosted by Dave Shallbetter, volunteer chairman of Sun 'n Fun Radio 1510 AM, part of the annual Sun 'n Fun Fly-in held in Lakeland, Florida, each April. (For more information on the fly-in please visit their website- sun-n-fun.org) Some are recordings of live interviews from the deck of the radio station. Others are pre-recorded interviews done by volunteer reporters during the fly-in. There may even be some Chats From The Virtual Deck and archived recordings from years gone by... PLEASE NOTE: These recordings are copyrighten by Sun 'n Fun and may not be used for anything other than your listening enjoyment without the express written permission of Sun 'n Fun. Donations to support SnFRadio can be sent to SnFRadio@gmail.com through PayPal or by clicking below:

Dave Shallbetter chats with Joyce Sanborn & John Iskra about Wings & Things, the Florida Air Museum's annual open house & fund raiser.

Click here for more information on Wings & Things: http://sun-n-fun.org/EventArticles/WingsnThings.aspx



Wings 'n Things is hosted annually by the Florida Air Museum at SUN 'n FUN beginning the first Friday in November ( Nov 4, 5, 6 for 2011). It is a 3 day camping weekend showcasing the dynamic world of aviation especially for youth ages 5 to 18. Aviation enthusiasts gather to share their knowledge and interests with youth groups and families throughout Florida and the southeast. Activities support Girl Scout, Boy Scout and Royal Rangers badge requirements and peak the interest of kids who just like airplanes. Local families and groups can join the fun with a Saturday only pass. Aircraft parking is available on the grass in front of the FAA building for those flying in. Pre-registration is required for all participants (download a registration packet.)

Wings 'n Things is held on the SUN 'n FUN campus, families and youth groups enjoy the expansive campground and the breadth of activities offered (dry camping included with admission –full RV Hookups available). Programmed events begin at 8 p.m. Friday evening with a NASA speaker and an astronomy demonstration. Campers activities begin at 900 a.m.. Many youth take advantage of SUN 'n FUN’s First Flight program (weather permitting). Lunch is served at noon with activities continuing from 1p.m. to 4p.m.. Saturday evening, adults and youth enjoy movies in our pavilion or the huge campfire in the campground. The fun continues Sunday with church services, museum tours and map quest challenges.

Wings 'n Things activities include full motion simulators, flight simulators, First Flights, rocket building (and launch), RC aircraft demos, propeller making, wing rib construction, balsa gliders, classes (astronomy, aviation, electricity, first aid, space exploration and weather), basic orienteering course, map quest treasure hunt, museum tours and many other fun aviation activities for all ages.

For more information please email Educate@floridaairmuseum.org.

Dates:

November 4-6, 2011

Ages:

All

Cost:

Weekend $25 per person
Saturday Only $15 Youth - $10 Adults
Children under 5 - Free (no meals)

Registration:

Registration required for all participants. Must meet registration deadline for First Flight eligibility

Days:

Friday-Sunday


Click here to download 2011 Wings 'n Things Registration Packet.

Get directions


If you are a pilot and interested in Flying First Flights with the scouts please download the form below:

Pilot Information Form (First Flights)

Direct download: 20111016-WingsnThingsInterview.mp3
Category:Florida Air Museum -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

The original interview for Managing Safety had to be edited to run in the tima allowed. This is the full length interview

Dave Shallbetter (http://sun-n-fun.org/Multimedia/SnfRadio.aspx) & Lynda Meeks (www.GirlsWithWings.com) chat with Pamela Landis of Ocean Helicopters (www.oceanHelicopters.com) about helicopters & the women who fly them.

 

Direct download: 20111010-ManagingSafety-PamelaLandis-OceanHelicopters-FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45am EST

On Special Assignment for The Managing Safety Radio Show, Dave Shallbetter, host of SnFRadio (http://sun-n-fun.org/Multimedia/SnfRadio.aspx) & Guest Host Lynda Meeks (www.GirlsWithWings.com) chat with Pam Landis of (www.OceanHelicopters.com) about helicopters & the women who fly them.

This interview was edited to run in time allowed. The full length show is also available.

Special thanks to Lynda Meeks for being our guest host.


Recorded Live on the air at Sun 'n Fun 2011

Dave Shallbetter & Dr. David Kolbaba chat with John Zapp, founder of The Flying Musicians Association.

For more information or to join The Flying Musiaians Association visit: http://flyingmusicians.org

Direct download: 20110329-_LIVE-_John_Zapp-_Flying_Musicians_Assoc.mp3
Category:SnFRadio LIVE -- posted at: 8:55am EST

In this Virtual Deck Interview, SnFRadio host, Dave Shallbetter, chats with Sun 'n Fun's Kris Wharton, organizer of the Hanger Door Canteen, a 40's era themed dinner dance fundraiser for the Florida Air Museum.

To purchase tickets or For more information Click Here: http://sun-n-fun.org/getdoc/bd47e109-8924-4f54-8bac-59cce7e7f672/Hangar-Door-Canteen.aspx

Direct download: 20110923-Interview-DaveS-KrisW-2011HangerDoorCanteen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EST

SUN ’n FUN REACTS TO WEEKEND AIRSHOW TRAGEDIES

John "Lites" Leenhouts, the recently named President/CEO of SUN 'n FUN Fly-In, Inc. issued the following statement concerning the tragic accidents that aviation enthusiasts experienced this weekend.

"All at SUN 'n FUN are saddened by the news this weekend from Friday’s horrific accident at the Air Races in Reno, Nevada and then by Saturday’s tragic loss at The Thunder over the Blue Ridge show in Martinsburg, West Virginia. We offer our sympathies to all those who have been impacted by each of these unfortunate tragedies. On a personal note, we extend our support to the family of Jimmy Leeward, who perished at Reno. He was a friend and frequent contributor to SUN 'n FUN over the years. Both of these incidents poignantly reaffirm the importance that SUN 'n FUN places on safety, both in the air and on the ground. We are firmly committed to do all we can to assure the safety of all our guests who share the inspiring world of aviation with us each year.''

Direct download: 20110919-Lites-Statement.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18am EST

In our partnership with the Polk County School District Sun 'n Fun Radio is helping to publicize this search for a Middle School Aerospace Technology teacher.


News From the Florida Air Museum at SUN 'n FUN:
Lakeland, FL
     Sleepy Hill Middle School is looking for a teacher to teach Aerospace Technology. This is a middle school preparatory program that is vertically aligned to Kathleen High School's Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA)located on the SUN 'n FUN campus. The purpose of this program is to provide students with an opportunity to explore the area of aerospace technology and its associated careers. The program also provides students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experiences in the study of aerospace and engineering technologies, a review of its history and effect upon our lives, and the choosing of an occupation in aviation, aerospace, or engineering. The content and activities will also include the study of safety and leadership skills, as well as introduction to skills in engineering, flight, meteorology, flight physiology, and space exploration. This program further provides introduction to the demonstration of the technological tools, machines, instruments, materials, management, processes and systems in engineering and the aviation/aerospace business and industry.
     The ideal candidate for this position should have a minimum of a private pilot or ground school instructor license and/or industry experience in the field of engineering or aviation.

Interested candidates should send a resume to:

John Small, Sr. Director, Polk County Schools

P. O. Box 391

Bartow, FL 33831

Thanks to new volunteer @PilotMike for recording this announcement.

Direct download: 20110916-PilotMike-_HelpWanted-AerospaceTeacher.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:16am EST

Same Great Guest, same great content but in mono to be aired on SnFRadio

Direct download: 20110826_Lites_Leenhouts_Interview_FINAL-_mono.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EST

In his first SnFRadio interview, at the end of his second week as Sun 'n Fun's new president,  John "Lites" Leenhouts chats with Dave Shallbetter on the Virtual Deck.

Lites tells Dave about his background-

Becoming a pilot

Joining the Navy

His Naval Aviator career, inccluding his role in Desert Storm

The alphabet soup of aircraft hes flown & what's in the stable now

His famiy, their search for a home in Lakeland

His initial impressions and what's ahead

Saving the best for last, Lites tells Dave about his call sign.

Recorded Friday, August 26, 2011

Polite constructive critism always welcome.

Direct download: 20110826_Lites_Leenhouts_Interview_FINAL.mp3
Category:Virtual Deck Chats -- posted at: 6:53am EST

PilotMall.com proud sponsor of Sun 'n Fun. Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-PilotMallDotCom-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 8:44am EST

Honda Generators is a proud sponsor of Sun 'n Fun (Personal note- SPECIAL Thanks to the HondaSnF11 Crew for their outstanding support during the 2011 weather event. You're SnFRadio's best friend ;-)

Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-HondaGenerators-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 8:36am EST

Gulf Coast Avionics, proud sponsor of Sun 'n Fun. Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-GulfCoastAvionics-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 8:25am EST

GANews proudly sponsors Sun 'n Fun! Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-GeneralAviationNews-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 7:48am EST

Garmin spot recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-Garmin-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 7:45am EST

Sun 'n Fun Radio spot for Bose Corp- SnF Sponsor

Recorded by Elisabeth Daniels 2011

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-BoseCorporation-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Sun 'n Fun Platinum level sponsor AOPA

Recorded by Elisabeth Daniels 2011

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-AOPA-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 7:39am EST

SnFRadio spot for Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company

Recorded 2011 by Elisabeth Daniels

 

Direct download: 2011-SponsorBlurb-AircraftSpruceAndSpecialtyCompany-EDaniels.mp3
Category:SnF Sponsors -- posted at: 7:35am EST

Announcement about Sun 'n Fun Artist in Residence, Sam Lyons. Created 2011 by Dr. David Kolbaba from: http://sun-n-fun.org/NewsArticles/SUN-’N-FUN-NAMES-LYONS-‘ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE’.aspx

For more information On The Florida Air Museum, please visit: http://sun-n-fun.org/Florida-Air-Museum.aspx

 Florida Air Museum Florida Air Museum on Facebook

Direct download: 2011-SamLyons-DavidKolbaba.mp3
Category:Florida Air Museum -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

In this Virtual Deck Interview, Dave chats with John Burton. They recap Sun 'n Fun 2011, discuss what's in store for Sun 'n Fun 2012, and John talks about his new roll as president of The Florida Air Museum.

Reecorded May, 2011 (lower quality mono version airing on SnFRadio, 1510 Am or LiveATC.net/snf)

Direct download: J_burton_FINAL_Stereo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

SnFRadio 2011 News & Schedule highlights

 

SnFRadio Audio Streaming & 2011 highlights

 

The Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Expo will soon start, but for SnFRadio volunteers, the work is goes on year round! And we’ve been very BUSY!

SnFRadio Goes World Wide- World Wide Web that is!

     SnFRadio is pleased to announce that, thanks to a continuing partnership with LiveATC.net, SnFRadio will be audio streamed over the internet during the 2011 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in & Expo, held March 29- April 3 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. The best news is streaming will continue year round!

     Listeners all over the world will be able to go to the Sun 'n Fun website (www.sun-n-fun.org) or the LiveATC.net website (www.LiveATC.net), click on a link and listen to SnFRadio Live! And, thanks to LiveATC.net's mobile version (m.liveatc.net) and their iPhone app, you won't have to be at your computer to listen, any internet capable mobile device will be able to tune in!

     The partnership agreement has SnFRadio providing LiveATC.net with 4 different audio streams, SnFRadio, and 3 of the Air Traffic Control frequencies from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. So not only can you listen to SnFRadio on the web, but you can also hear the Lakeland Air Traffic Controllers safely guide our visitors in.

     If you'd like to try it out or bookmark the page, the audio stream is up & running right now. Until Sun 'n Fun's opening day, March 29, we are airing “The Holding Pattern” It’s pre-recorded information on the 2011 Sun 'n Fun International fly-in and Expo. Simply go to- www.liveatc.net/snf

     Dave Pascoe, an avid IFR-rated pilot and aviation enthusiast, founded LiveATC.net in 2003. LiveATC.net started by broadcasting communications from the Boston Logan (KBOS) and JFK (KJFK) Airports, and since then has grown internationally to cover many airports in all corners of the world.  LiveATC.net is the world's most extensive network of live audio feeds focused exclusively on aviation communications.  It is recognized internationally as a training aid for pilots and is frequently a source of breaking news on aviation incidents. For more information visit http://www.liveatc.net (@liveatc on Twitter and Facebook.com/liveatc on Facebook).

 

 

Some highlights of the SnFRadio broadcast schedule include:

Daily Specials-

  • AOPA LIVE on SnFRadio- Daily guests brought to us by The Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association (AOPA)- Literally! These are interviews scheduled and the guests brought to SnFRadio Studios by AOPA’s hard working staff!
  • EAA Daily Update- Each morning, EAA Officials will update us about their activities.
  • EAA’s Special Guest- Following the EAA update most days will be a Special Guest brought to us by our partners at EAA. Tentative schedule includes: Paul Poberzny, Tom Poberzny, & Rod Hightower, EAA’s past & present Presidents
  • The 99’s Present- Our friends from the 99’s, the international organization of women pilots, will be with us each day and they’re bringing VERY special guests- WWII WASP Pilots! Each day we’ll have a WASP regaling tales of their contributions to America’s involvement in WWII. Wednesday will be a 1 hour special featuring up to 10 WASP Pilots.
  • Women Shine at SUN ‘n FUN Presented by Women in Aviation International: Dr. Peggy Chabrian and her crew will bring special guests each day, highlighting the role of women in today’s aviation world.

  • Live Aviation Podcasts! Each day following the airshow, you can see & hear your favorite “voices in your head!” Our line up has been renewed for 2011-
  • The Uncontrolled Airspace Podcast – The very first podcast done live on SnFRadio starts out our week! Tuesday evening, Dave Higdon, Jeb Burnside & Jack Hodgson (and maybe some guests) will share their unique points of view on SUN ‘n FUN. And- They’ll return For “Brunch with the Boys” on Sunday at 10 AM for their wrap up.
  • The Mile High Flyers Podcast- Part of the crew of Denver Based “Mile High Flyers” will be LIVE on deck Wednesday.
  • The Pilot’s Flight Podlog- David Allen will host with live & internet in guests
  • The Gathering of Aviation Podcasters- Friday is our open mic night for Aviation Based Podcasters. Jack Hodgson is hosting this panel discussion.
  • #NotAtSnF11- Our Virtual Podcast returns! SnFRadio listeners will recognize our host, Steve Tupper’s voice from his excellent volunteer work creating some of the announcements you hear on SnFRadio. He’ll gather with other podcasters who are Not At SUN ‘n FUN 11 & Talk about how much they hate those of us who are. But remember, they hate because they love!
  • Evening programs- We’ll live remote broadcast the entire stellar line up of evening programs SUN ‘n FUN will be presenting in the AOPA Pavilion.
  • “The Holding Pattern”- This is the virtual airspace over Lakeland where SnFRadio recordings stack up, waiting for their turn to enter the pattern, turn final and land on SnFRadio. Every recording done during SnF11 will eventually land- Recorded interviews, Live interviews, announcements, schedules, updates- You never know who or what you’ll hear!
  • For more information on SnFRadio, go to http://sun-n-fun.org/Multimedia/SnfRadio.aspx To keep up to the minute on SnFRadio happenings, follow @SnFRadio or @SnFRadioDave on Twitter.

 

 

 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Dave chats with Barbara Walters-Philips, Chairman of the AeroSpace Educators Workshop & Bill Yucuis, President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Air Force Association, about this special training event taking place on Saturday, April 2, 2011 during Sun 'n Fun 2011.

More info-

Teacher's Workshop- http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/EventActivities/teacherWorkshops.aspx 

Barbara Walters-Philips FlyPatBarb@aol.com

Air Force Association- http://www.centralflorida.afaflorida.org/

Bill Yucuis yucuisb@yahoo.com

Direct download: 2011-VDInterview-BarbaraWFBillYuciss-AerospaceEducatorsWorkshop.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:21am EST

I've been reaching out to my Twitter followers for volunteers to record announcements to be used on SnFRadio during Sun 'n Fun '11 & year round.

Elisabeth Daniels, Twitter user @LVMoxieGirl, submitted this outstand clip.

Take a listen & let her know what a great job she did!

Thanks,

Dave

Direct download: YearRound-FAM-AboutTheMuseum-ElisabethDanielsMHFP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am EST

I reached out to my Twitter followers for help recording announcements for SnFRadio.

PilotStu accepted the challange & sent me several recordings created from the Evening Programs Press Release.

Stu did a fantastic job, both in recording these announcements and in adding copyright free background music.

He also took it upon himself to record each as a seperate clip, not only giving me more than I asked for, but something I didn't even realize I needed until I had it.

GREAT JOB STU!!! 


 

Welcome to “Open Mic Announcements”

 

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OPEN MIC ANNOUNCEMENTS NOW CLOSED!

Thank you to all who participated! If you submitted announcements, listen for them on SnFRadio

 www.LiveATC.net/snf or (at SnF) on 1510 AM

Sign up to volunteer andf make Sun 'n Fun YOUR fly-in!

 

Category:general -- posted at: 9:58pm EST

With the rapid approach of Sun 'n Fun 2011, March 29-April 3, 2011, I'm jammed up with chairman duties and had decided to delegate the recording tasks to others by creating a new concept- Open Mic Announcements. While looking for content for volunteer announcers to record, I stumbled across this on the Florida Air Museum's web site. After reading it, I realized I wanted to do this one myself.

I recorded the story, edited, reviewed, and converted it. But as I was reviewing the final cut, I found myself moved by the story (something that rarely happens when I'm listening to myself in a recording)

Please take a listen and give me your thoughts.

Thanks,

Dave

Direct download: N839Ms_Final_Flight.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Kristin stops by the deck to chat with Dave about the Sun 'n Fun Green Space. They chat about all the green technology you can see there.

Direct download: 20100415-_LIVE-_Kristin_Burton-_Green_Space.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am EST

Lynne Breidenbach chats with Mike from the Lindbergh Foundation about what the Lindbergh Foundation is, what it's goals are, their presence at SnF10 and more...

Direct download: 20100415-_LIVE-_Mike_Parfit-_Lindbergh_Foundation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10am EST

After a little intro chit-chat among Dave, Robin & Lynne, EAA foundeer Paul Poberezny stops by the SnFRadio deck for a chat. Paul chats about keeping aviation alive, The International Take Someone to Fly Day, looking ahead for the sport of flying, and much more...

Direct download: 20100415-_LIVE-_Paul_Poberezny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28am EST

Jim McManus, President of the SPA, stops by the SnFRadio deck to Chat with John Long & Jack Hodgson about the Seaplane Pilot's Association. Some topics covered are the Seaplane landing guide, how to get your seaplane rating, LSA seaplanes, How to join, upcoming events and more...

Direct download: 20100413-_LIVE-_Jim_McManus-_Seaplane_Pilots_Assoc.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35am EST

John Long chats with Bob Ohl & Susan King from the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum about their work saving & restoring historic aircraft as well as their dedication to aviation history by bringing WASP pilots to SnF. 

Direct download: 20100413-_LIVE-_Wings_of_Dreams_Aviation_Museum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EST

John Long chats with CAP Col. Jet Mayhew about CAP, their drug prevention program and how she got the callsign Jet and more...

Background "noise" provided by USAF Thunderbirds

Direct download: 20100413-_LIVE-_Jet_Mayhew-_CAP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am EST

In this chat, unfortunately cut short by a remote, SnFRadio co-hosts Robin Lamar, John Long & Jack Hodgson chat with Elaine Morrow, past prsident of the 99's, and Fran Stubeck, one of the current directors of The International WOmen Pilot's Association, about the WASP activities at SnF & some 99's information.

We learn who The Night Witches were...

Direct download: 20100413-_LIVE-_99s.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59am EST

SnFRadio host Jack Hodgson chats with Ravi, aka- The Raviator,  about Protecting your hearing, rejuvinating aviaiton from the ground up, Ravi's hectic schedule, and more... Co-host John Long joins in for the last couple minutes and discovers an interesting fact about aviatior & musicians...

Direct download: 20100413-_LIVE-_Raviator.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05am EST

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