Sun ‘n Fun Rebrands


The just-wrapped Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In and Expo will have a new name in 2020 that better reflects the event’s mission. From 2020 on it will be the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo. “Renaming this iconic aviation event reflects our mission to engage, educate and accelerate the next generation of aerospace professionals,” said CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts. “Our focus on preparing the next generation to be inspired and trained as job-ready candidates to address the demands of today’s aerospace industry will be reflected in our new name, Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, starting in 2020.”

From a well-attended EAA fly-in at its roots, Sun ‘n Fun has evolved into the main fundraiser for a year-round effort aimed at attracting to and educating young people about the opportunities that await them in aviation through the Aerospace Center for Excellence. The new branding pays homage to the past while looking forward, said Board Chairman Harley Richards. “As we look to the future and where aerospace technology is taking us, we want to ensure that we’re best positioned to continue to be a part of it.”