Sun ’n Fun 2024: Soar into the Skies with Unforgettable Airshow Spectacles

Sun ‘n Fun promises breathtaking daily airshows and dazzling night spectacles. Secure your spot now for warbird rides, special ticketing, and more.

Aspiring to own a backcountry king? The Aviat Husky A-1C was just one option to choose from at Sun ‘n Fun 2023. [Credit: Stephen Yeates]

In Lakeland, Florida, the organizers of the annual Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo have unveiled an exciting airshow lineup and a delectable array of workshops and resources catering to aviators and aviation enthusiasts for the April event. 

The daily airshows, scheduled from 1-5 p.m. EDT, promise to deliver thrills courtesy of renowned performers such as Patty Wagstaff, Rob Holland, and Michael Goulian. Additionally, the night airshow and pyrobatic fireworks will illuminate the skies on Wednesday and Saturday, kicking off at 7 p.m.

For aviation enthusiasts, the Commemorative Air Force is set to offer vintage aircraft rides, including the iconic B-29 Fifi, and various other warbirds. Interested individuals can secure their ride bookings through the Sun ’n Fun website. Spectators can look forward to captivating performances by the U.S. Air Force F-35A Demo Team, Air Force Thunderbirds, Patriot Parachute Demo Team, and Warbirds Arrival Show on April 9, with additional warbird events sprinkled throughout the week. The official website provides a detailed event schedule.

On the ground, attendees can partake in workshops, explore opportunities at an aviation career fair, and provide young aviation enthusiasts with inspiration at a dedicated kids corner. Aviators flying into the show can benefit from available discounts, while those seeking an elevated experience can opt for preferred seating, available on the event's website. The Sun ’n Fun event promises an immersive experience for aviation enthusiasts of all ages.

Amy Wilder is managing editor for Plane & Pilot magazine. She fell in love with airplanes at age 8 when her brother-in-law took her up in a Cessna 172. Pretty soon, Amy's bedroom walls were covered with images of vintage airplanes and she was convinced she'd be a bush pilot in Alaska one day. She became a journalist instead, which is also somewhat impractical—but with fewer bears. Now she's working on her private pilot certificate and ready to be a lifelong student of the art of flying.

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