On April 8th, 29 students from the Aviation program travelled to Lakeland-Linder airport for SUN ‘N FUN, an annual six-day convention in its 42nd year that is considered by aviation enthusiasts to be the second largest event of its kind in the world. According to Aviation Director Rob Ewing, it is the 20th consecutive year in which students from Farragut have attended the event.
While there, students met Farragut alumnus Bob Maddox, who graduated from Farragut North in 1953. Mr. Maddox, who is a professor emeritus of Penn State University and the vice president of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, provided a tour around the Warbird display area and arranged for students to tour a C-47 that participated in the D-Day invasion during WWII.
During the day, students toured the static aircraft displays.