Sun N' Fun Starts Today; Florida Aviation Show Expected To Attract 160,000 To The 38th Annual Air Show
Lakeland, Fla. -
The 38th annual Sun N' Fun Fly-In air show starts today in Lakeland Florida and is expected to attract as many as 160,000 visitors along with nearly 100 experimental aircraft plus the usual warbirds, and other flying craft. The event is at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Polk County and runs through April 1st.
In addition to the demonstration flights there will also be exhibits, forums, speakers, air museum tours and other daily air shows and acrobatics.
Entry will cost you $35 for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 17, 10 and under gets in for free. If you're a Florida resident, you can knock $5 bucks off the admission price.
Lakeland is about 40 minutes from Orlando International Airport and an hour from Tampa International Airport.
Among the notable past events at the annual air show, the Navy's Blue Angles preformed in 2011. In 2010 the Air Force Thunderbird preformed, and in 2006 the F-22 Raptor made its public appearance at the air show.
The Central Florida Air Academy is also hosted on the airport grounds, and is a specialized high school for students wanting to eventually go into an aviation career.