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Floyd Experiences Pure Joy Flying with Elite Blue Angels

Lake Wales Woman Promotes STEM Education through Aviation


Last updated 4/12/2019 at 9:51am

Sun 'n Fun

Richele Floyd on Cloud Nine Flying with Blue Angels

Richele Floyd got the ride of her life this week in the back seat of a U.S. Navy fighter jet, courtesy of the elite Blue Angels.

A pilot herself, the Lake Wales native serves as education director for Sun 'n Fun, which is hosting nearly 200,000 aviation enthusiasts April 2-7 during its 45th Annual Fly-In & Expo at Linder Airport in Lakeland.

"Best day of my life," Floyd enthused, relating the one-hour experience that included rising straight up into the air, flying upside down and performing various aerobatic maneuvers that the aviators complete to delight audiences throughout the world...

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