Among the wreckage caused by the tornado at Sun n’ Fun was a Light Sport Airplane that was built by the Aviation Exploring Post 491 of Birmingham, Alabama. Aviation Exploring is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America that exposes teens and children to the world of aviation in different ways. Many of the AE posts build planes and raffle them as fundraisers. The AE Post 491 was doing just that, they built a Kitfox and were selling raffle tickets to raise funds to buy their next project plane.
But on March 31, 2011 in Lakeland Florida, all of those plans changed for those young adults who spent countless hours pouring their hearts into that plane.
They are excepting donations on their website AE491.org.
The photos were taken and can be purchased by Barb Cochran Photography at barbcochranphotography.com/.