Fred Meyling has worked with Sun n Fun for quite some time. In that position he has not only managed to fulfilled one of his greatest dreams, which was to learn to fly. However, in addition to learning to fly for himself, he also helped other disabled people learn to be more independent by starting a Handicap Services Department there.
For more than 30 years, Fred Meyling has chosen to work with non-profit groups and that has been very successful. Besides setting up the Handicap Services Department at Sun n Fun, he was able to fly many types of planes and he continues to indulge his love of flight by continuing to work in the areas of air operations and air show control. Fred also spent a lot of time on the flight line as a volunteer with EAA Oshkosh, where he has served many years on the flight line. Even though he has himself twice been disabled, he has never allowed an injury to slow him down when it comes to dealing with things himself or helping others deal with their disabilities and the problems that come.