"The Pilots Jet Rally"
The Florida International Jet Rally will not
take place in 2009. This unfortunate announcement comes after
months of discussions with the City of Lake Wales. There is no
logic to their decision not allow the event this year, but that is
the way it is with many of the decisions coming out of every level
of government these days. It is a long strange story, and can not
be condensed into a short meaningful explanation, so I am not going
to attempt to do so.
We have had a very long run in Lake Wales, and
it�s been great fun having participants and spectators from all over
the world attend this event which started many years ago with Steve
Jaworski's idea, and twenty of so pilots. A big thank you goes out
to everyone who has attended over the years as well as the many
sponsors, volunteers and others who made this event very special.
At this time it is too late to attempt to
re-locate and or organize at another venue for this year, but maybe
the environment will change, and we can return to Lake Wales in the