SUN 'n FUN International Fly In & Expo 2017

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SUN 'n FUN International Fly In & Expo 2017

Post by Bretten Bailey » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:28 pm

SUN 'n Fun International Fly In & Expo 2017
April 4th-9th, 2017
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport
Lakeland, Florida USA
www.flysnf.org
"Spring Break for Pilots". Nation's 2nd Largest Air Show & Fly-In

Daily Air Show Schedule is as follows:
*Note that the schedule does NOT feature various flying activities taking place at other areas of the event. This, also, does not include any potential Showcase Flybys that may occur*. Acts are listed in no particular order.

Tuesday April 4, 2017 (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
-Bob Carlton SubSonex
-Greg Colyer "Ace Maker II" T-33
-Greg Koontz Super Decathlon
-Larry Kelley B-25 "Panchito"
-Matt Younkin in the Twin Beech 18
-Paradigm Paraglider Aerobatic Team
-Patrouille de France (including their departure)
-Warbirds (Various)

Wednesday April 5, 2017 (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
-AeroShell Aerobatic Team
-Cavanaugh Flight Museum (Various)
-Class of '45 (Corsair/Mustang)
-David Martin CAP 232
-Greg Colyer "Ace Maker II" T-33
-Greg Koontz Super Decathlon
-Jim Tobul F4U Corsair "Korean War Hero"
-Larry Kelley B-25 "Panchito"
-Mark Peterson Alpha Jet
-Scott Yoak P-51 "Quicksilver"
-Warbirds (Various)

Wednesday April 5, 2017 NIGHT AIR SHOW (7:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
-Lee Lauderback Stallion 51 TF-51 "Crazy Horse"
-Aerostars
-Bob Carlton SubSonex
-Dan Buchanan "Flying Colors"
-Redline Airshows RV-8
-Hot Air Balloon Glow
-Matt Younkin Twin Beech 18
-Paradigm Paraglider Aerobatic Team

Thursday April 6, 2017 (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
-US Navy Blue Angels Arrive at 12 PM
-AeroShell Aerobatic Team
-Mustang Celebration Demo (The Largest Gathering of P-51s since the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends in 2007. In partnership with Stallion 51 and Experience Kissimmee, over two dozen P-51s will take to the skies over Lakeland). This will include a rare appearance by the P-51B "Berlin Express".
-US Navy Blue Angels Practice

Friday April 7th, 2017 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
-Warbirds (Various)
-AeroShell Aerobatic Team
-David Martin CAP 232
-Gary Rower Super Stearman
-GEICO Skytypers
-Jessy Panzer Pitts
-Jim Peitz F33C Bonanza Aerobatics
-Kyle Franklin in "Dracula"
-Matt Chapman Extra 330LX
-Patty Wagstaff Extra 330SC
-US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon VIPER Demo Team
-US Air Force Heritage Flight featuring the F-16, A-10 & P-51
-US Navy Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert"
-US Navy Blue Angels

Saturday April 8, 2017 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
-GEICO Skytypers
-Art Nalls in the Sea Harrier
-US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon VIPER Demo Team
-US Air Force Heritage Flight featuring the F-16, A-10 & P-51
-Class of '45 (Corsair/Mustang)
-David Martin CAP 232
-Jessy Panzer Pitts
-Jim Peitz F33C Bonanza Aerobatics
-Jim Tobul "Korean War Hero" F4U Corsair
-Julie Clark T-34
-Kyle Franklin in "Dracula"
-Michael Goulian Extra 330LX
Patty Wagstaff Extra 330SC
-Scott Yoak P-51 "Quicksilver"
-US Navy Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert"
-US Navy Blue Angels

Saturday April 8, 2017 NIGHT AIR SHOW (7:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
-Lee Lauderback Stallion 51 TF-51 "Crazy Horse"
-Julie Clark T-34
-AeroShell Aerobatic Team
-Bob Carlton SubSonex
-Dan Buchanan "Flying Colors"
-Hot Air Balloon Glow
-Gary Rower Stearman
-Gene Soucy in the ShowCat turned FireCat
-Manfred Radius "Night Delight"
-Fireworks

Sunday April 9, 2017 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)
-Art Nalls Sea Harrier
-US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon VIPER Demo Team
-US Air Force Heritage Flight featuring the F-16, A-10 & P-51
-Cavanaugh Flight Museum Vietnam Demo
-Gary Ward MX2
-GEICO Skytypers
-Gene Soucy Grumman ShowCat
-Julie Clark T-34
-Manfred Radius
-Mark Peterson Alpha Jet
-Patty Wagstaff Extra 330SC
-US Navy Blue Angels C-130 "Fat Albert"
-US Navy Blue Angels

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Post by RyanS » Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:58 am

The A-10 Warthog will be joining the F-16 for the Heritage Flight!
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Post by Airplanefreak2000 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:14 pm

The rare p-51b "Berlin express" will be in attendance for it's first public appearance.

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Post by RyanS » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:16 pm

Not sure about first public appearance, it was in Oshkosh in 2015. Still cool, though.
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Post by Airplanefreak2000 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:56 am

Well I definitely missed that lol
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Post by RyanS » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:24 am

Sun n Fun is advertising a Viper demo on Wednesday now, technically a practice but still a full show!
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Post by RyanS » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:42 pm

From the SnF Facebook page:
SCHEDULE UPDATE: As we've said before, the military statics at SUN 'n FUN are all working military aircraft subject to operational demands. Unfortunately, due to USAF Red Flag exercises, the F-22 and F-35 are demanded elsewhere and will not be attending #SNF17. :(

However, we still have a pretty solid MilStat lineup including the F/A-18 and P-8 pictured. Right now here are the aircraft scheduled to attend:

A-10 Thunderbolt II
WC-130J – Hurricane Hunter
C-17 Globemaster
F-15 Strike Eagle
F-16 Falcon
F/A 18 Super Hornet
F-5 Tiger II
T-38 Talon
KC-135
P-8 Poseidon
P-3 Orion
UH-60 Blackhawk
MH-53 Sea Dragon
AH-1 Cobra
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Post by Airplanefreak2000 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:00 am

I had a fun air2air flight today with two l-39s and a beautiful t-33:
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Post by Airshow4444 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:29 am

Cool patch from the Patrouille DE France A400!
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Post by awal2049 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:48 am

Is Fat Albert confirmed for Sun & Fun? I didn't think he would be back this early. Does anybody know when he is returning?
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