SUN 'n FUN 2011 Features Strong Line Up of Aircraft, People and Programs

The 37th annual “Spring Break for Pilots and friends” will be held March 29 – April 3 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida.

Evening Program on Thursday features “An Evening with the EAA Presidents” (Founder Paul Poberezny; Chairman Tom Poberezny and President Rod Hightower).

Saturday’s Evening Program – “A Look Into Aviation’s Future” – will be hosted by John L. Peterson, award-winning author, Founder/President of the Arlington Institute, G.A. pilot and aircraft owner and the world’s most acclaimed “futurist.”

“Green Space” Exhibit focusing on environmentally friendly, aviation-related products and services anchored by Lindbergh Foundation.

Inspirational “Mission Aviation” Exhibit featuring 7 mission aviation organizations and live coverage by Moody Radio returns to Southeast Exhibit Area.

International Visitors Party on Friday, April 1.

Participation by vintage Warbird aircraft from Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and EAA Warbirds of America; plus increased military aircraft Fly-Bys all week.

Cub Convoy, 75th Anniversary – mass arrival to SUN ’n FUN on Monday, March 28.

Expanded Exhibit options with the return of Hangar “Echo” and re/co-located “Parts Exchange” at entrance to Main Campground.

Starbucks returns to Hangar Echo; adds two additional outlets.

Two New VIP Club Hosting Opportunities (9/27 Circle; Flightline Club) located on the flightline at show central.

450 Educational Forums (in new CFAA building!) and Workshops.

New Products & Demos from over 500 (and still counting) Commercial Exhibitors.

SUN ‘n FUN, a 501(c) (3) not–for–profit organization based in Lakeland, Florida, is best known for its annual Fly–In held each April. The Fly–In is the primary source of funding for SUN ‘n FUN’s expanding year–round aviation education programs. These include operation of the Florida Air Museum, the state’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center,” which is also supported through grants from the Division of Historical Resources and Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State. In addition, SUN ‘n FUN has initiated education programs for aviation enthusiasts of all ages – especially young people – featuring valuable “hands on” learning experiences, including the new Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) in partnership with the Polk County School Board, Polk State College, the University of South Florida Polytechnic, Gulf Coast Avionics and other education-minded organizations. A growing scholarship program provides financial support to ensure SUN ‘n FUN’s education programs are accessible to all. For more information, please visit or call the SUN ‘n FUN offices at 863–644–2431.

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