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April 4th – 9th: Sun N Fun Fly-in 2017

April 4th - 9th: Sun N Fun Fly-in 2017

April 4th – 9th: Sun N Fun Fly-in 2017

In 1974, SUN ‘n FUN was created by a small group of dedicated aviation enthusiasts. The annual event, held in April, has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual convention!

The six-day event on 2,200 acres has been recorded to have a $64,000,000 direct and indirect economic impact on the I-4 corridor in Central Florida as media from around the world cover the event that offers, jet teams, aerospace related exhibits; educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings of aviation and economic development groups; daily and evening airshows that include adrenaline pumping aerobatics, a veterans plaza and women in aviation arenas. Light Sport aircraft fly above parking areas and many performers are seen on the grounds with vendors and students. Youth activities that include a new young pilot campground; International visitors hospitality; evening entertainment, a womens’ pavilion and souvenir shops are highlights for visitors from more than 80 countries. Held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL, air traffic movements for the event elevates the airport to the ‘busiest in the world’ for one week.

For the other 51 weeks of each year, activities on the SUN ‘n FUN Convention Campus include public and private events in the facilities on nearly 200 acres. The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE Educational Facilities) has introduced Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum in a dynamic fashion as it incorporates aviation history into hands-on interactive learning stations for students of all ages.

SUN ‘n FUN makes more than $430,000 of scholarship funds available annually to students in Polk County entering an Aerospace Industry career to cover the cost of flight lessons and/or college tuition for 4 years. An estimated $2.1m is invested by SUN ‘n FUN to augment public education programs in Polk County annually.

For tickets, click the ticket link. For more info visit www.flysnf.org


Daily Airshow Schedule

2017 brings one of the most exciting airshow scheduled ever seen at SUN ‘n FUN!

Performers are listed in no particular order. On Blue Angels dates, they will perform the airshow finale beginning approximately at 4-4:30 PM.

Please note that scheduled performers and their dates are subject to change without prior notice.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

SOCOM N/A
Patrouille de Fance Alpha Jets
Jean-Marc d’Hulst Starduster
Warbirds Various
Michael Goulian Extra 330LX
Aerostars Yak52
Larry Kelly B-25
Matt Younkin Beech 18
Greg Colyer T-33
Greg Koontz Super D
Bob Carlton Sonex

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

SOCOM Jumpers
MATT CHAPMAN X330
WARBIRDS MIXED
ACE MAKER T33
CLASS of ’45 F4U/P51
GREG KOONTZ DECATH
LARRY KELLY B-25
Jerry Kerby RV-8
GENE SOUCY Show Cat
VIPER / HERITAGE F16 / P51
AEROSHELL TEAM T6’s

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Night Air Show 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

SOCOM N/A
MATT CHAPMAN X330
WARBIRDS MIXED
ACE MAKER T33
Class of ’45 F4U/P51
GREG KOONTZ DECATH
LARRY KELLY B-25
Jerry Kerby RV-8
Gene Soucy Show Cat
Viper Demo F16
AEROSHELL T6’s

Thursday, April 6, 2017 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness one of the largest demonstrations of P-51 Mustangs this century has seen yet! Join us as SUN ‘n FUN presents the largest gathering this decade of what many consider to be the finest fighter to ever defend the skies. In partnership with Stallion 51 and Experience Kissimmee, SUN ‘n FUN is proud to bring you this exceptional tribute to the P-51, featuring over two dozen pristine examples of the famous fighter thundering across the skies over Lakeland.

BA PRACTICE F18
Gene Soucy  ShowCat
AEROSHELL T6
MUSTANGS P-51’s
BLUE ANGELS F18’s

Friday, April 7, 2017 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

SOCOM Jumpers
MATT CHAPMAN Extra 330LX
WARBIRDS MIXED
JIM PIETZ F33C
GEICO T-6’s
JESSY PANZER PITTS
VIPER/HERITAGE F16/A10/P51
MICHAEL GOULIAN Extra 330LX
ART NALLS HARRIER
AEROSHELL T6’s
GARY ROWER STEARMAN
Blue Angels F/18’s

Saturday, April 8, 2017 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

SOCOM Jump Team
GEICO T-6’s
DAVID MARTIN Cap 232
MICHAEL GOULIAN X330
ART NALLS Harrier
Class of ’45 F4U/P51
VIPER/HERITAGE F16/P51/A10
JESSY PANZER PITTS
JIM PEITZ F33
JULIE CLARK T34
BLUE ANGELS F18

Saturday, April 8, 2017 Night Air Show 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

SOCOM Jump Team
LEE LAUDERBACK P-51
Paradigm Paragliders
AEROSHELL T-6’s
DAN BUCHANAN Hang Glider
GENE SOUCY Show Cat
MANFRED RADIUS SAILPLANE
BOB CARLTON Sub Sonex
GARY ROWER Stearman
JERRY KERBY RV-8
FIREWORKS

Sunday, April 9, 2017 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

UAS Demo N/A
SOCOM Jumpers
Manfred Radius GLIDER
Paradigm Paragliders
ART NALLS HARRIER
GEICO T-6’s
VIPER/HERITAGE F16/A10/P51
GENE SOUCY SHOWCAT
JULIE CLARK T-34
THOM RICHARD P-40
DAVID MARTIN CAP 232
BLUE ANGELS F/18’s