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5 Must-Do Activities at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:05PM

What better way to ring in the spring than with a day of flying fun for the whole family? That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, held in Lakeland, Florida April 4th through the 9th.

We will be there too, and we would love to see you. The DeLand Sport Aviation Village & Showcase will be in Booth LP-052 in the LSA Mall, located in Paradise City on the Sun ‘n Fun campus.

Below, we’re sharing five of our favorite must-do activities to enjoy during the high-flying event. Take a look!

Fly in and go camping
Once you land in Lakeland and have spent an afternoon watching the skies, enjoying hands-on activities and meeting other pilots, you’ll probably be longing for a comfy place to rest your head. Well, you don’t have to venture far to find one—go camping just a few feet from your plane! Camping isn’t just a Central Florida pastime—it’s one of the best ways to soak up the fun atmosphere of the event from an on-the-ground perspective. There will be lots of people to meet and things to do and see, like nightly movies for campers, so it’s a great way to immerse yourself in the spirit of Sun ‘n Fun.

Enjoy a ride in the Batcopter
If you longed for a chance to ride in the Batcopter as a kid, here’s your wish come true! Fly in a new kind of helicopter at Sun ‘n Fun, where you’ll be able to hop in and see your surroundings in an all-new way. For those who’ve spent much of the weekend in the air already, this is an easy opportunity for you to kick back, relax, and let someone else do the maneuvers!

Watch in-the-air acrobatics
One of the biggest highlights of Sun ‘n Fun is, of course, the amazing air shows! You can even sign up for preferred seating spots to enjoy the view from below, with amazing in-air displays running every day.

Make room for the young flyers
If you’re coming with the family in tow, your kids are sure to want to try their hands at some of the flying fun, too! That’s exactly what the Sun ‘n Fun Kid Zone “Mobile Mountain” is for. Like a miniature amusement park in the midst of all the show excitement, kids will be able to barrel down a space shuttle slide, partake in an obstacle course with their friends, or even hop aboard an exciting UFO bouncer. This is the spot where their fun and love of the skies first begins to take flight.

Learn something new
It’s impossible to leave the show without learning something new along the way! Sun ‘n Fun (which proudly supports the Aerospace Center for Excellence) will feature such educational workshops as woodworking, electric noise troubleshooting, metal fabrication and more.

Which of these activities are you most excited to try? Remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg—visit for a full list of activities and travel information!
Don’t forget to add the 2nd Annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase to your 2017 calendar. We are set for November 2 – 4. This 3-day Showcase is sure to be the best sport aviation event of the year.

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