It’s that time of year again, aviation enthusiasts! That’s right — it’s time to rev up those engines and fly into the biggest annual convention in Florida and the second largest of its kind in the world… The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In Expo in Lakeland! Beginning tomorrow, April 5, and extending through to April 10, you’ll just need to fly a mere 30 statute miles from Ridge Landing to Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, which becomes the busiest in the world during the week of SUN ‘n FUN.
What began as a simple gathering created by dedicated aviation lovers is now an international destination for visitors from over 80 different countries, bringing together the aviation community for six days a year in April across 2,200 acres!
The event has something for everyone: aerospace exhibits, aircraft static displays, aviation and economic development group professional gatherings, daytime and evening airshows, a veterans plaza, and even youth workshops.
Even more, SUN ‘n FUN raises upwards of $430,000 to contribute towards students in Polk County entering aerospace industry careers — supporting and motivation our future aviators!
Connect with fellow enthusiasts and don’t miss the best aviation event of the year! If your schedule allows, you should stay for the week of activities at SUN ‘n FUN, and if you’ve got downtime, knock off some of the items in our Lakeland destination post.