From the Editor
It's Show Time!
By Patrick Panzera, EAA 555743
Pat Panzera with son Antonio.
By the time you read this, many of us are on our way to Sun 'n Fun if not already there. For many, it will be a week of leisure, excitement, and hopefully education; for others it will be a grueling week of exhibiting wares, hosting forums, searching out article ideas, and networking. For me personally, I find the latter to be as much fun as (if not more than) the former. Although I’ll be manning the CONTACT! Magazine booth all week, as well as hosting the Alternative Engines forum (Tent #10) and scouting article ideas for Experimenter and for CONTACT!, I find it all very exhilarating! I just love being around airplanes and airplane people, especially experimental aircraft people!
So with that, I invite you to stop in at the CONTACT! Magazine booth in Hangar C, Space #63, right in the center of the center row. I’d certainly like to meet with you and hear what you think of this e-newsletter. More importantly, let me know what you’ve seen while at the show; be my eyes and ears while you are out and about and help me search out those obscure, intriguing ideas, products, and projects you’d like to read about in EAA magazines. If I’m out, my son, Antonio, will be there filling my shoes; this will be his second year of helping out dear ol’ Dad.
I would also like to encourage you to take full advantage of the educational resources available at the show. The forums are top-notch, as are the hands-on workshops, and they are not too far from one another. And if you’ve never made it down to “Paradise City” where the ultralights, trikes (weight-shift control), and some light-sport aircraft pilots just have a ball all day long, and well into the evening, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. It’s just a tram ride away and well worth the trip.
See ya there!