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Sun ’n Fun event features a week of aviation excitement

Air shows, learning opportunities, and a TPA-sponsored Innovation Showcase are some of the attractions for the event’s 50th anniversary.

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Tampa International Airport is prepared to help one of the nation’s largest aviation events celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Sun ’n Fun Aerospace Expo, a week of aviation-related events that includes airshows, aircraft displays, learning opportunities, family entertainment, and more is running April 9-14 at Lakeland International Airport. The weeklong event began in 1975.

Sun n Fun photo 1Highlights include piloting tips, aviation vendors, paragliders and hot air balloons, vintage aircraft, a weeklong roster of flight demonstrations including the USN F-18 Super Hornet team and the USAF Thunderbirds, and an opening night concert by country performers Dylan Scott with Sara Evans. A complete schedule is available on the Sun ‘n Fun website.

Tampa International Airport is proud to be sponsoring the Expo’s Innovation Showcase in the Future ‘n Flight Plaza. It will celebrate groundbreaking advancements and feature a select group of cutting-edge companies presenting innovative aviation technology.

For more information about Innovation Showcase participants, click here

Single-day, weekly and Florida resident tickets, plus passes for camping, preferred air show seating, child care and more are available by clicking here.

[Photos courtesy of Andrew Zaback (top) and  Dan Faenza (inset) via Sun 'n Fun]