Lakeland FL Annual Sun ‘n Fun from March 27 – April 1, 2012

Lakeland FL Annual Sun ‘n Fun from March 27 – April 1, 2012 

Spring Break for pilots, friends and aviation enthusiasts at the annual Sun ‘N Fun in Lakeland Florida.

For one week from March 27th through April 1st, 2012, Linder Airport will become once again the busiest airport in North America during the 38th annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In & Expo event. It is estimated that this gathering will entertain about 170,000 visitors from around the county and the world.  The 2012 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In event will be staged on 850 acre footprint of the Lakeland Linder Airport engaging all levels of aviation enthusiast, professional pilots, aviation students and kids of dreaming to fly an airplane, as well as folks who design, build and fly their own airplane.

What is there to see?

The open field of the airport will showcase world-class collection of vintage, one seated ultralights, warbrids, homebuilt, hot air balloon, military aircrafts such as the C-17, F-16, C-130 F-5 Tiger and many more, which adds to this fantastic experience Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In visitor’s can expect to see throughout the week. Over 500 exhibitors will display their items and knowledge from manufacturers, various organizations, suppliers, avionics; pilot supplies just to name a few.

Sun n’ Fun Fly-In Entertainment for Everyone, just to name a few:

  • The U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds” will not go unnoticed in the skies of Lakeland as they practice just days before their scheduled performances. They are scheduled to showcase their precision flying skills during their performances on March 30, March 31 and April 1.
  • Aerial Shows throughout the Fly-In
  • Flash Fire Jet Truck performances Friday and Saturday March 30 and 31
  • B-29 FIFI WWII Bomber 
  • CAF Red Tail Squadron
  • USMC Concert Band March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Splash-In at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes on March 29
  • Aaron Tippin’s Red, White & Loud Concert March 29 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Flying Musicians Association – bringing music & aviation together
  • Abbot & Costello Ultimate Tribute Show
  • Workshops, exhibits, kid zone and much more is being offered throughout the event.

Tickets for the Annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In Event can be purchased at the box office or online. For more information, please visit

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