June 1999 Issue

Safety Gear

The wares at Sun ín Fun didnít include startling advances, but there was enough to make you and your airplane safer

If you think an air show is just about watching aerobatic planes dance around their own trails of smoke, you havenít been trying hard enough.

Most people think of air shows as recreation, a time to gawk at airplanes, swap tales with other pilots and eat food that would make a nutritionistís eyes roll in disbelief.

But they also offer all kinds of opportunities to become a safer pilot to those who take the time to look.

EAAís Sun ín Fun Fly-in in April had a smattering of new gear, loads of familiar products and a comprehensive lineup of seminars and forums geared to homebuilder and factory flier alike. Buried in the chaff were some valuable nuggets that were suitably rewarding.


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