SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo Gearing For 2013, April 9-14

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc. – Lakeland, Florida – 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, 2013. As an anticipated 200,000 visitors convene throughout the week on 2,200 acres dedicated to the event, the Lakeland Linder 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 $64,000,000 economic impact on the I-4 corridor. It is designed to offer something for everyone.

Airshows are scheduled each afternoon and evening shows with illumination and pyrotechnics for the first time are occuring both Friday AND Saturday nights.  Aircraft of all shapes and sizes over Lakeland offer thrills by the USAF Thunderbirds and the civilian Black Diamonds jet teams to wing-walkers and aerial acrobatics.  Team Aerodynamix offers upwards of 6 planes flying in formations and audiences feel a part of the show as they witness incredible precision.  Seaplanes entertain crowds at Fantasy of Flight on Lake Agnes on Thursday, April 11th. To learn more about all the events and performers scheduled, visit the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In tab. Plan to be there when the skydivers arrive with the American Flag and watch for the Batcopter and Otto, the Performing Helicopter.

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.  Recreational and travel options for all round out the vendor offerings.  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.

Forms to request media credentials and press conferences are available at  In addition to the SUN ‘n FUN website, information is available on Facebook (Like Us too) or Twitter. Videos produced to explain the year-round mission of SUN ‘n FUN and prior event footage is available at Please note: all schedules are subject to change. Schedules are added weekly.

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