Sun ’n Fun’s Home Edition Online Airshow Goes Live

The US Air Force Thunderbirds are among the featured performances planned for the event on May 30. Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo

Sun ‘n Fun’s Home Edition Online Airshow live event on May 30 will benefit the Aerospace Center for Excellence, to try and make up for funding lost with the cancellation of the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, earlier this month.

The nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization has lost an estimated 80 percent of its funding, which puts many of the scholarships and STEM programs delivered by the center—plus expansion of the center itself—on hold for the foreseeable future.

The Online Airshow benefit promises to be packed with a lot of the airshow entertainment that folks have come to expect from the Aerospace Expo it replaces this year—including live interviews with aviation personalities and pilots, and live commentary on show performances by the US Air Force Thunderbirds, US Navy Blue angels, F35 Demo Team, and performers such as Patty Wagstaff and Michael Goulian. The live stream starts at 1 pm EDT on Saturday—or you can catch the archived footage from this and other Sun n Fun Home Edition sessions on Flying’s Virtual Air Show

During the event, participants can join into the silent auction in order to be eligible for prizes that will be distributed. These include trips and tickets to #SNF21, gear donated by Bose, and other pilot-focused giveaways. Registration is free—you don’t have to bid on anything to win.

Based in Maryland, Julie is an editor, aviation educator, and author. She holds an airline transport pilot certificate with Douglas DC-3 and CE510 (Citation Mustang) type ratings. She's a CFI/CFII since 1993, specializing in advanced aircraft and flight instructor development. Follow Julie on Twitter @julieinthesky.

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