The weather looks gorgeous; aircraft are landing at Lakeland Linder Field; booths are sprouting up like spring mushrooms. *** Even as Aero Friedrichshafen in Germany flies into the sunset, it’s the first day of America’s annual spring bash in Lakeland, Florida. *** Tens of thousands of daily visitors will have their chance to chase down the SLSA or kit plane or airshow performer (USAF Thunderbirds!) they’ve been dreaming of all winter – especially us winterbound types who are reacquainting ourselves with that bright, warm yellow thing in the sky. *** Sun ‘n Fun is the place we officially kick off the airshow season. It’s a time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. To see dozens of LSA side by side, sit in them, take demo flights and get a real feel for what’s hot, and what’s not, for you and your kind of flying. *** I love Sun ‘n fun. My inner airplane nut kid comes out to play here (just like he does at Sebring and Oshkosh). *** Stay tuned for daily reports on the new stuff, newsy bits , new products, and who’s saying what about the industry, the airplanes and the people driving it all forward.