SUN ’n FUN begins gearing up for this year’s show

The SUN ‘n FUN Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are deep in the planning stages for the 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo being held April 9-14.

As an anticipated 200,000 visitors convene throughout the week on 2,200 acres dedicated to the event, the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport will become the busiest airport in the world. The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In is Florida’s largest convention and independent studies have recently identified it as having a $64 million economic impact on the area.

Airshows are scheduled each afternoon and evening shows with illumination and pyrotechnics for the first time are occuring both Friday and Saturday nights. Featured will be the USAF Thunderbirds and the civilian Black Diamonds jet teams. as well as Team Aerodynamix . Seaplanes entertain crowds at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes on Thursday, April 11th.

A Kid Zone, forums and workshops, as well as hands-on sessions afford youth of all ages full days of activity and learning experiences about the world of aviation. Food vendors and evening programs offer entertainment to daily visitors as well as campers on the field. “Casino Night” is new for 2013. Historic displays for warbirds and vintage aircraft are complemented by more than 500 exhibitors with modern options for aviators. A SUN ‘n FUN Dining Guide is being created so visitors can explore local options or they are welcome to try Karaoke night and 30 food vendors on the grounds daily.

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  1. wilma fingerdo says

    Any hydroplanes running this year or did they all get killed at Classic Raceboat Assn. Tevares Derlicks Regatta ?? What about OX 5’s in biplanes ?

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