Airshow app enhances your experience
Sporty’s, in partnership with SUN ‘n FUN, is releasing a free mobile app for the 2013 show that is available for both Apple and Android devices. The SUN ‘n FUN app may be downloaded free at Sportys.com/apps, through the iTunes App store or Google Play.
You will have all the information you need at your fingertips, ranging from maps to exhibitors and displays, forums, events, tram routes and more. The interactive exhibitors list is linked to detailed maps. Simply click on an exhibitor’s name, and you will instantly see their exact location whether in an exhibit hangar or anywhere on the show grounds.
“Knowing that the company you want to visit is in booth C-088 isn’t helpful in itself,” said Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “With our app, you will now know whether the company is inside or outside and its location within an exhibit hangar.”
Sporty’s SUN ‘n FUN app will be useful even before the show starts. If you’re driving to the event, you can access directions and detailed parking information. You can also avoid long admission lines by buying advanced tickets through the app. If you’re arriving by general aviation aircraft, the complete SUN ‘n FUN NOTAM is included for arrival and departure procedures as well as a convenient local airport directory. It’s perfect for in-flight reference as the app does not require an internet connection.
“We want to remind pilots to stock up for SUN ‘n FUN and buy tie downs, batteries, sunglasses, charts and whatever other supplies are necessary for your trip,” adds Zimmerman. “Of course, we’ve made it easy to connect to Sporty’s and shop right from the app.”
Since time can go by fast at SUN ‘n FUN, the “My SUN ‘n FUN” feature guides you through making up your own schedule, consulting with the available forums, exhibitors to visit, seminars, events, evening programs and air show performances. The detailed maps will make finding these activities easy.
“Don’t forget to allow some time to just sit under a tree and watch the airplanes,” says Zimmerman. “You can spend a relaxing hour just doing that. If you want, you can multitask and listen to SUN ‘n FUN radio via the app while you sit.”
Sporty’s created the app as a service to SUN ‘n FUN attendees. In addition to SUN ‘n FUN, Sporty’s has created apps for EAA AirVenture, AOPA Summit and the International Women in Aviation Conference.
Sporty’s 2013 SUN ‘n FUN app works on all Apple devices, including iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Another version of the app is designed for Android users, including tablets and the Kindle Fire. For more information, or to get the free app, visit sportys.com/apps.