Sun ‘n Fun Launches Tuesday


Everything from gliders to state-of-the-art business jets will be on display as the flying world flocks to Lakeland, Florida, for the official start of the airshow season at Sun ‘n Fun 2019. Exhibitors were already setting up on Sunday in preparation for opening day on Tuesday. Thousands of aircraft will be visiting Lakeland Linder International Airport for the five days of Sun ‘n Fun. Supplying the background noise for our extensive multimedia coverage will be the elite of airshow performers, including the Marine Corps Blue Angels and two night shows on Wednesday and Friday. Anyone looking to buy anything aviation-related can find it in the air-conditioned hangars brimming with exhibitors.

Weather is expected to be mostly benign in Lakeland for the duration of the show with mostly sunny skies and moderate temperatures in the high 70s and low 80s for the week. The weather is also looking generally good for those flying from other areas to Florida for the show. Forecasters are not predicting any major systems or severe weather to get between Florida and the rest of the continent in the coming week.

The show has been powered by volunteers to become one of the most significant events on the aviation calendar and it gives back to the aviation community. “What began with a passion for aviation is now a driving industry force,” said SNF CEO John “Lites” Leenhouts. “Over $2 million in direct education and scholarship funding is given each year through our cause, the Aerospace Center for Excellence.”