Cub Reporter Mandy Wainfan on Sun 'n Fun

Imagine seeing an airshow from the eyes of a nine-year old.

Mandy Wainfan has been taking photos for, oh, 4 months now and has been tromping around Sun 'n Fun shooting whatever pictures her battery life will support.

"I've been on a DC-3 before. My mother was the pilot and I thought it was really cool to hear about it so I took this picture," she reports.

Mandy wasn't alive when this plane was built, but she wasn't alive when she flew on a DC-3 either. Mandy, my daughter, was in my tummy when she first flew on a DC-3. I was taking an hour of dual instruction, a present from my husband, Barnaby.

And while most pilots and photographers are focused on the aluminum, it sometimes takes a fourth-grader to notice the flowers where the adults see the mud.

If you're at Sun 'n Fun, watch out; your picture might be taken by KITPLANES' youngest "Cub" reporter.

Posted for Lynne Wainfan from Sun 'n Fun, on glorious Friday morning.

KITPLANES Editor at Large Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 23 years and in magazine work for more than 25. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

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