• This site moved from forums.flightinfo.com to flightinfo.com. Please update your bookmarks.

Sun N Fun & the learjet

Lindy

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
250
Total Time
5,800
Couldn't go this year.....

If anyone went, would love to hear about the Learjet!!

Did he fly in the airshow? What did he do?

If this info was already posted somewhere, let me know!!

Thanks
 

prodigal

Fiduciary responsibility?
Joined
Nov 26, 2001
Posts
285
Total Time
5-6K
Lear & Space Shuttle

Yes, he was in the show. If you happened to be looking at the right moment you could see the space shuttle going up behind him as he did his thing. It was a nice moment.
 

Lindy

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
250
Total Time
5,800
WOW

Can you say green with envy?

I was browsing the Sun N Fun site to see if the performance was videotaped. No luck yet.
 

ShawnC

Skirts Will Rise
Joined
Jan 17, 2002
Posts
1,481
Total Time
-5Z
Well he mostly did loops and barrel rolls. He did two really cool things, first he did a roll just after takeoff. Then he did a Bob Hoover move, he touched down with one gear, he then toke off did a roll, then came down and touched with the other gear, all in the length of the runway.

The bi-plane dueling was pretty cool, they had Jim Leroy vs. the Jet powered Waco, it just isn't right seeing a Waco climb like a jet fighter.

The Sun-Fun airshow was just plane awesome. I do have two pictures from the show they are the last two in this folder. I'm still trying to recover the ones of the lear, the photo shop ruined them.

http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=191771
 

LR25

Its just a vintage VW
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
1,641
Total Time
7000
The Lear was a good show. The roll on takeoff with the gear and flaps out set the mood for the entire routine, it was great.

Also he has a great smoke system also.

Bobby Younkin aslo does the BE-18 show and I believe he also does the 985 powered Pitts (Sampson), not sure though.

I have some great photos of the Lear.

Aslo the jet powered Waco uses a CJ-610, all I can say is WOW!

When the Waco and the pitts were duelling, that was one of the highlights of the Sunday show.

As always, SunNFun was a hit.

LR25
 

Lindy

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 25, 2001
Posts
250
Total Time
5,800
Thanks

Thanks for the info...

personally interested in the show because I have time in 49CK :)
(as do a few others on this board.....)
 
Top