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:

Lites & Nancy Leenhouts stop in for a chat with Robin & Dave about what's happening at SnF12.

Some things covered- The RAF Fire Hub, Why the staff was given the week off, the Corn Roast & Sennheisser S-1 stage, What's coming up today...

Also, we recognize the extra human efforts of SnF Staffer Dave McQueary!

Direct download: 20120828-LIVE-LitesNancy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05am EST

Tim Sparks of Tactical Hearing takes time out to drop in to SnFRadio to chat with Dave & Robin about their hearing protection products.

You can get more information here: www.TacticalHearing.com

Direct download: 20120328-LIVE-TimSparks-TacticalHearing.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 7:09am EST

Elaine Morrow, Past President of the 99's, joins Dave Shallbetter & Robin Lamar live on the deck at SnFRadio for their daily chat about The 99's.

For more information click here: www.ninety-nines.org

Direct download: 20120328-LIVE-ElaineMorrow-99s.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in & Expo President & CEO, John "Lites" Leenhouts drops by the virtual deck to chat with Dave about the good & bad of SnF12 & what's on the drawing board for SnF13.

Click here for more info on SUN 'n FUN, the fly-in & the year round happenings on the SnF campus: www.sun-n-fun.org

Direct download: SnF12WrapUpWLites.mp3
Category:Virtual Deck Chats -- posted at: 8:48am EST

Dr Peggy Chabrian brings Patty Wagstaff to the deck for a chat about what's going on in the wonderful world of Women in Aviation International & what's happening in Patty's life. Dave joins in for the wrap up (leave it to Dave to show when there's outstanding women pilots on deck...) WIth some parting comments from Robin Lamar too.

Learn more about Women in Aviation International here- www.wai.org

Learn more about Patty Wagstaff here- PattyWagstaff.com

Direct download: Woman_Shine_On_The_Deck_Interview_033012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Lynda Meeks & Dr, David Kolbaba chat with Vince Becktell of Tempest about Who & What Tempest is & what they supply.

If you'd like more information their web site is: www.tempestplus.com

Direct download: Tempest_Deck_Initerview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Dr David Kolbaba chats with John Zimmerman about Sporty's newest offerings. With wrap up by SnFRadio volunteer chairman, Dave Shallbetter

Want more info? Click on www.sportys.com

Special thanks to Sporty's for sponsoring the SnF app!

Direct download: Sportys_On_The_Deck_Interview_.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

Lynda Meeks & Robin Lamar chat with Brian Schifflet of Select Air Parts about the company & what they offer.

Want more information? Please visit www.selectairparts.com

Direct download: Select_Air_Parts_On_The_Deck_Interview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

Dave & Robin chat with Sarah of Shoreline Aviation Services about Who & What they are.

Special thanks to Shoreline for being a SnFRadio Sponsor!

Find out how Shoreline can help you! www.flysasi.com

Direct download: SAS_On_The_Deck_Inteview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:42pm EST

Dr. David & Robin chat with Shelly SImi of Jeppesen and get the latest on their current projects.

More info- www.myjeppesen.com

Direct download: Jeppesen_On_The_Deck_Interview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:41pm EST

Blair Kendall chats with Eric Crump of Gleim Publications about their new item, The Xplane Flight Training Course.

More info can be found at- www.gleim.com

Direct download: Gleim_On_The_Deck_Interview_033012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

Dr. David Kolbaba & Lynda Meeks chat with Michael Combs of The Flight for The Human Spirit, what it is & how it came about.

For more info you can go to www.FlightHS.com

Direct download: FlightForTheHumanSpirit.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

SnFRadio co-hostesses, Robin Lamar & Lynda Meeks, chat with Robert Snyder of Auto Gyro USA.

Want more info? Please go to www.AutoGyroUSA.com

Direct download: Auto_Gyro_USA_On_The_Deck_Interview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

Another Great day at SnF12 and another AOPA's Special Guest.

SnFRadio volunteer staff announcers, John Long & Dr. David Kolbaba, chat with Andrew Broome, AOPA's VP of communications. about rebuilding our dwindling pilot population.

Also discussed- What is the "self certification medical"

For more information on AOPA, Please visit www.AOPA.org

Direct download: AOPA_On_The_Deck_Interview_033012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

Dave, Lynda Meeks & Blair chat with Elaine Morrow, past president of the 99's, about the 99's and WASP program.

For more information, please visit www.ninety-nines.org

Direct download: 0330201299s.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:29pm EST

The Pilot's FLight Podlog co-hosts David Allen & Lynda Meeks take over the SnFRadio deck to chat SnF & airplanes with their guests.

Recorded LIVE at the 2012 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in & Expo

Direct download: 20120328-PilotsFlightPodlog-LIVE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EST

In the 2nd LIVE podcast of the 2012 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in & Expo, Jamie Beckett & his crew take over the SnFRadio deck to chat with their guests.

Direct download: 20120327-FlightMonkeysPodcast-LIVE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:18am EST

In another Women Shine at SUN 'n FUN episode, SnFRadio volunteer announcers, Robin Lamar and John Long chat with Dr. Peggy Chabrian of Women in Aviation International and Julie Clark, airshow prefromer at Sun N Fun this year.

For more information on Women in Aviation International, you can visit www.wai.org

For more information on Julie Clark, you can visit www.americanaerobatics.com 

Direct download: WomansShineDeckInterview32712.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Robin and John talk to Brian Shul an SR71 Pilot that gave a talk for the first time this year at Sun N Fun. For more infro on Brain and his book please visit https://galleryonepublishing.com/ 

Direct download: SR7132712.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 10:53am EST

John and Dave chat with Jim McCarthy of The Silver Wings Fraternity. For more information please www.silverwings.org 

Direct download: SilverWings032712.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 10:18am EST

Dave and Robin talk with David Allen of Other People's Airpalnes. For more on Other People's Airplanes please visit http://otherpeoplesairplanes.com/

Direct download: OtherPeoplesAirplanes32712.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 9:43am EST

Dave and Robin chat with David Esterline of Oregon Aero. For more infromation on Oregon Aero please visit www.oregonaero.com/ 

Direct download: OregonAero03272012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 9:28am EST

Dave and Robin chat with Lights Leenhouts, the President of Sun N Fun on Day 1 of the Sun and Fun Fly-In. For more infromation visit http://www.sun-n-fun.org/ 

Direct download: LightsandNanacyLeenhouseInterview03272012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 6:37pm EST

Robin chats with Tom Pernice of Honda Generators. For more infromation visit http://powerequipment.honda.com/generators 

Direct download: HondaGeneratorsInterview3272012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

Dave chats with Michael Goulian of Goulian Aersports. For more visit http://mikegoulian.com/

Direct download: GaloowenAeroSports2012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Dave chats with John Zapp of The Flying Musicians Association for more information please visit www.flyingmusicians.org

Direct download: FlyingMusitionAsscoation.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 5:03pm EST

Robin and Dave chat with Doug Presley of DUATS. For more information on the DUATS system visit http://duats.com/

Direct download: DUATS32712.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

Robin chats with Tom Banos of Carry Me USA. For more on Carry Me visit carrymefoldingbike.com

Direct download: CarryMe3272012DeckInterview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Robin  and Dave chat with Ed Thompson of AOPA. For more info on AOPA please visit http://www.aopa.org/

Direct download: AOPA3272012.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Robin chats with Elaine Marrow of The 99s. For more information on the please visit http://www.ninety-nines.org/

Direct download: 99sWomanInAvation32712DeckInterview.mp3
Category:SnF2012 -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

SUN 'n FUN would not be possible without the support of our Sponsors.

Trade-A-Plane is a long time sponsor of SnF & we appreciate them!

SnFRadio's Sponsor Voice, volunteer Elisabeth Daniels, recorded this Sponsorship Announcement as a way to say Thanks.

Direct download: 2012-SponsorBlurb-TradeAPlane-ElisabethD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:48pm EST

We appreciate SUN 'n FUN sponsors. As a Thank You, we air Sponsorship Announcements on SnFRadio 1510 AM and on our audio stream- www.LiveATC.net/snf

SnFRadio Radio Sponsor Voice, volunteer Elisabeth Daniels, recorded this one for our friends at Sporty's.

www.sportys.com

 

Direct download: 2012-SponsorBlurb-Sportys-ElisabethD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Direct download: 2012-StormReady-JeffWard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am EST

SUN ‘n FUN is Proud to Present Aaron Tippin and his Red White & Loud Concert Sponsored by Scotts Miracle Gro

February 8, 2012


SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – SUN ‘n FUN is proud to present country music star, passionate pilot and patriot, Aaron Tippin and the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF’s) Red, White & Loud musical tribute to America’s heroes! This one-of-a-kind performance will honor those who have sacrificed to protect our freedom. The concert is scheduled during the SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo on Thursday, March 29, at 8:00 PM on the SUN ‘n FUN Florida Air Museum’s AOPA sponsored Pavilion stage.

Tippin is a platinum-selling recording artists and songwriter with 13 albums and more than 30 charted singles, including “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly,” “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” and “Kiss This.” His live performances have wowed audiences across the country due to his skills as a showman and love for his country.

The evening’s concert pairs Tippin with the CAF’s most famous warbird, their Boeing B-29 Superfortress, FiFi, which will arrive at SUN ‘n FUN earlier in the week and offer tours and “dream flights” plus thundering fly-bys in SUN ‘n FUN’s daily Airshow throughout the entire week. Tippin’s multi-media show will evoke the drama and power of FiFi, the icon of U.S. Military Aviation History, proudly restored and flown by the Commemorative Air Force, Midland, Texas.

A highly experienced airman himself, Aaron soloed on his 16th birthday. He became a commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot by the age of 18 and he is also helicopter-qualified. A certified aircraft and power plant mechanic, he owns a 1941 Stearman, a 1946 J3 Cub and 1959 Helio Curior – all in flying condition. Over the past two decades, platinum recording artist Aaron Tippin has become one of the most recognizable and influential voices in country music. With 13 recorded CD’s to his name and more than 30 charted singles, he performs nearly 200 dates each year.

Aaron Tippin’s Red, White & Loud concert will begin at 8:00 PM Thursday evening, March 29. as part of our evening program line-up. Seating is available to all SUN ‘n FUN weekly or Thursday ticket (wristband) wearers on a first come, first serve basis. A special $10 after 5:00 PM admission rate to the show site has been announced for those interested in attending the concert that cannot join the SUN ‘n FUN festivities during the day. Parking will be in SUN ‘n FUN’s Main Parking Lot off West Pipkin Road. Dinner and beverages will be available prior to the concert in the SUNSET Grill on the SUN ‘n FUN campus.

Direct download: 2012-AaronTippinTo_Perform-NateDuehr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06am EST

Dave chats with Sun 'n Fun's President & CEO, Lites Leenhouts, about what to expect at the 2012 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-in & Expo.

Helpful Links-

Sun 'n Fun Fly-in: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn.aspx

Ambassador Program: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/AmbassadorProgram.aspx

Airshow Schedule: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/Schedules/airshowSchedule.aspx

Evening Programs: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/Schedules/EveningPrograms.aspx

SnF's NEW Kid Zone: http://sun-n-fun.org/FlyIn/NEWAviationKidZone.aspx

 

Direct download: 20120122-SnF12HighlightsWLites.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15am EST

On January 17, 2012, Our friends at General Aviation News ran an article in their daily email news blast, The Pulse of Aviation, written by Jamie Beckett about the importance of Sun 'n Fun and announcing the newly formed Polk Aviation Alliance. I was so impressed with the piece, I contacted Jamie & asked him if he would record it as a special assignment piece for SnFRadio. Happily, Jamie  said yes.

Enjoy!

Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport. He also is an owner and contributor to FlightMonkeys.com.

Here's a link to the original article (You can also sign up for The Pulse of Aviation from this page): http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2012/01/16/introducing-the-polk-aviation-alliance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=introducing-the-polk-aviation-alliance&utm_source=The+Pulse+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d626c01888-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

 

Direct download: 20120118-JamieBeckett-ImportanceOfSnF-PolkAviationAlliance.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:49pm EST

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