FedEx Express donates 727 to SUN ’n FUN

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, FL. – FedEx Express has donated a Boeing 727 to SUN ’n FUN to use as an interactive aviation classroom.

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Extreme Makeover

Big things are happening to the location formerly known as the Ultralight Area at the SUN ’n FUN grounds on the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Florida.

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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.

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The 12 Flights of Christmas

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Fla. – The SUN ’n FUN staff and Board of Directors have spoken directly with Santa and SUN ’n FUN has been added to the Elf Team from the North Pole! Twelve lucky children will find a certificate under the tree this year for an airplane ride on Dec. 28 at SUN ’n FUN.

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When Pigs Fly South to SUN ’n FUN

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Fla. — The grounds at SUN ‘n FUN will look very different “When Pigs Fly South” on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Classic cars, show motorcycles and vintage aircraft will surround more than 20 BBQ Masters as they compete for awards in three competitive classes.

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SUN ’n FUN hires Executive Director of Education

SUN ’n FUN CAMPUS, LAKELAND, Florida — SUN ’n FUN has named Lori Bradner Executive Director of Education, charged with leading the transition of the Florida Air Museum “as it becomes a world class, aviation-based, interactive educational experience,” officials said.

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Fundraising effort begins for Charles Taylor mural

When Victor Boyce, who heads the Workshops Area at SUN ’n FUN every year, walked into the Florida Air Museum, which is on the SUN ’n FUN campus at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL), he noticed something was missing.

“I saw a number of 12-foot by 12-foot murals on the wall of the museum’s Hangar A — there were murals of the Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart and others. But there were NO murals of Charles Taylor,” said Boyce, a long-time aircraft mechanic who received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award about nine years ago.

For those who aren’t familiar with the name, Charles Taylor was the Wright brother’s mechanic. “Charles hand-built the engine for the Wright brothers’ first powered flight because no one else was interested in supplying them with a suitable engine,” Boyce said.

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SUN ’n FUN names new events & facility sales manager

LAKELAND, Fla.. — Aymee Sutterby Brace has been named the new Events and Facilities Sales Manager at SUN ’n FUN Fly-In, Inc.

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SUN ’n FUN to host Fly Into Fall weekend

SUN ’n FUN will present the Fly Into Fall Weekend Sept. 28-30 on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL) in Florida.

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Are aviation events storm ready?

Amidst this year’s airshow season and continuing extreme/destructive weather, I wonder if aviation events are fully prepared. The National Weather Service’s Storm Ready program can help event organizers minimize weather catastrophes like 2011’s SUN ’n FUN tornado or the multi-fatality Indiana State Fair stage collapse. But how many fly-ins and airshows are so prepared?

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