Recent statements about the conduct of lightplane operations at
the annual Lakeland Sun 'n Fun Fly-In are creating quite a buzz
from flyers who are protesting the revelation that Sun 'n Fun will
be conducting vehicle surveillance in the "Paradise City"
lightplane operations area.
Sun 'n Fun staffers will be apparently be checking vehicle
paperwork and licensing for two seaters (operating either as
ultralight trainers or licensed experimentals) operating in the
lightplane area and making "basic visual" inspections of single
seaters operating under Part 103 to see if they are operating
legally. This is a departure from previous operational criteria
established for this area in which such compliance was left to the
purview of the FAA (to our knowledge, the only legally constituted