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12 — Polk City, FL. Fantasy of Flight (FA08). Fantasy of Flight Flyin.
Join the Florida Pilot Association as we reopen the runway at Fantasy of
Flight for our postponed flyin. Admission includes backlot and
restoration tours, door prizes and the full motion flight simulators!
Lunch Buffet will be offered for an additional . Contact Herk Strumpf,
941-358-1183; Email. Website.
See http://www.floridapilot.com for more info!
April 27, 2004
I received this from a friend of Jerry's, of which there were many...
Mike Dwyer - New editor of this web site.
is populated by no small number of "personalities" --
ROOKS, Gerald Thomas "Jerry," was born in Washington, Ga. on November 17, 1931 to the late Charles Edwin Rooks and Maggie Thomas Bowden Rooks. Preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Edwin Rooks Jr., and Ramon Bowden Rooks; and his sister, Barbara Lucille Rooks Grady. Survived by his sisters, Mary Frances Rooks Couch of Lindale, Ga., and Dorothy Vivian Rooks Silver of Calhoun, Ga.; and brothers, Herman Orlando Rooks of Panama City, Fla., and James Arthur Rooks of Tigard, Ore. Gerald died peacefully in his sleep, April 14, 2004, at his home in Plant City, Fla. Services and final disposition were private. After serving time in the U.S. Navy and developing a business in San Francisco, Calif., he joined with his brother, Ramon, to form J-Ray, Inc. of Largo, Fla. Jerry loved his Ultra Light aircraft activities and his being a part of aviation in central Florida. Arrangements by Abbey Crematory Largo, Fla.
April 25, 2004
Gone for another year. Windy rainy start but a beautiul finish. This years attendance seemed pretty good. I went on Thursday to the Experimentals/Ultralight seaplane flyin. The seaplane event was split for the first time between Experimentals/Ultralights on Thursday and Factory builts on Friday. I'd say that trike Ultralights were the biggest attenders followed by SeaRays. There were no takeoff, bombing, or other contests as there were in the past years. For those of us with no sea-wings it got kinda boring after a few hours. I understand the factory builts did have the standard contests... Next year I think I'll go to the factory built seaplane flyin instead....
Took a tram over to the Rotowing City this year. Those gyro copters look like a lot of fun. The little two place helicopters are coming with turbine engines now! One guy says they will run on anything that burns. Those little choppers are really advancing. A few months ago I got to hover one of those little buggers. Wow, you guys that fly those things are good!
One of the best things at Sun N Fun this year was the little hand cleaners at the portalets. Well done!
The experimental area parking was filled up I think on Thursday but had quite a few empty slots by Saturday. Too many nice planes in the Warbird, Exp, Classic, Antique areas to even mention.
April 28, 2004