Sun ‘n Fun Kicks Off Next Week in Central Florida

The annual fly-in and expo will draw thousands of aviation enthusiasts to Lakeland Linder Airport.

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For 43 years, the Sun 'n Fun airshow has offered events and activities for all ages, featuring daily airshows, hands-on workshops, forums, exhibits, and camping.Jon Whittle

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo kicks off next week, April 4–9, at the Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida.

The 43-year-old airshow boasts activities for all ages, featuring hands-on workshops, forums, exhibits, camping and daily airshows. Top-tier performances include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Breitling Jet Team, Patrouille de France, Matt Chapman, Mike Goulian and what’s being billed as the largest gathering of P-51 Mustangs in almost a decade.

Sun ‘n Fun announced this month that Honda, a longtime sponsor of the event, has paired up with Banyan Air Services for an exciting flyby showcase. The recently certified HondaJet will fly in formation with the Race 90 T-6 — a Honda-sponsored top finisher at the Reno Air Races. On the ground, Honda’s exhibits will also feature numerous auto, power sports and marine products. Attendees will have a chance to win Honda prizes, including a ride with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, a NASCAR driving experience with Richard Petty, a Big Green Egg prize package and a Honda EU2000i generator.

“Sun ‘n Fun is the perfect venue for the HondaJet to be presented,” says Greg Gibson, Sun ‘n Fun director of operations and business development. “We have an educated and demanding crowd that expects to see the cutting-edge technology of today as well as the finest of aviation’s history, so we really have a treat for them this year.”

General admission is $150 for the week or $37 a day, with discounted rates for active U.S. military, certified pilots, members of specific aviation organizations and children. Visit flysnf.org for more information.