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**VIDEO CLIPS**Sun'n'Fun 2006 - Cub convoy sets the scene

PUBLISHED: 21:05 10 April 2006 | UPDATED: 13:46 10 October 2012

The skies turned yellow on the eve of Sun'n'Fun 2006 at Lakeland, Florida. Over 50 cubs arrived in convoy to commemorate a similar convoy which took place at Miami seventy years ago. More than 100 cubs were expected but poor weather north of Florida prevented many of them from making the journey. It took over an hour for the convoy to land and taxi into line.

The skies turned yellow on the eve of Sun'n'Fun 2006 at Lakeland, Florida. Over 50 cubs arrived in convoy to commemorate a similar convoy which took place at Miami seventy years ago. More than 100 cubs were expected but poor weather north of Florida prevented many of them from making the journey. It took over an hour for the convoy to land and taxi into line.

VIDEO: Cubs arriving

The unwritten theme of the event was the race to become the leader in the very light jet (VLJ) market. Cessna, Eclipse, and Adam Aircraft were talking about their progress on achieving certification and all had demonstrators flying at the show.

Piper, who are not yet participants in the race dropped a heavy hint that a jet is in their plans. CEO James K (Jim) Bass, talking to PILOT said that they are in the middle of an extensive hiring programme and that many of the new employees will have jet experience.

VIDEO: Jim Bass

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