Still Time to Catch Sun ‘n Fun Airshow in Lakeland

Many manufacturers have their airplanes on display, including these Kodiak planes made by Quest Aircraft. Photo: Kirk Garreans
Many manufacturers have their airplanes on display, including these Kodiak planes made by Quest Aircraft.           Photo: Kirk Garreans

If you’re looking for a fun family outing this weekend, the Sun ‘n Fun Airshow will be in Lakeland through Sunday, April 6.

Skydivers will open the festival each morning, dropping into Linder Airport with the U.S. flag. On Saturday, there will also be a hot air balloon launch early in the morning.

In the afternoon, there are airshows, with special performances by the US Navy Blue Angels. All day long there will be a car and motorcycle show in addition to the aviation events.

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40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo Returns to Lakeland April 1-6, 2014

If you have any interest in aviation, then you’ll want to attend the 40th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo at the Linder Airport in Lakeland from April 1-6.

40th Annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & ExpoYou’ll want to get there early in the morning for the daily skydivers arriving with the U.S. flag, then each afternoon, there will be exhibitions of both military and civilian aircraft, as well as airshows to thrill everyone. In the evenings, there will be live entertainment, and a nightly aviation or space themed movie.

The weekend gets even more exciting with performances by the US Navy Blue Angels on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons, and a car and motorcycle show on Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be a hot air balloon launch Saturday morning, and a special night airshow and fireworks that evening at dusk.

All week long, there will be plenty of opportunities to see rare planes, and there will also be a Kids Zone with a pay-per-use fun zone of inflatables, zip line, and more.

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