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Sun n Fun Holiday Flying Festival 2021 (KLAL)

Thursday, December 2, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021
Lakeland FL (KLAL)
Lakeland Florida
Lakeland, FL  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jim "Switch" Clark
Gary Donovan
404-915-8063 (c)
Fly In Event
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM
No Fee

This is a somewhat new experience at the SUN 'n FUN Expo Campus! Join us for family fun on the Lakeland Linder International Airport for the second annual SUN 'n FUN Holiday Fly-In Festival and Car Show.  Gary Donovan will be organizing the flying activities and word has it that the T-34's will be asked and invited to fly both Friday and Saturday.   The event coordinator and SNF have asked that you register here on the T-34 website AND on the SNF website which can be reached here:

This is a great time of the year to enjoy the beautiful Central Florida fall weather in a place where you can spread out a picnic blanket, have all the space you want and enjoy some great aircraft, displays and activities! Like to camp? There's no better place than SUN 'n FUN!  Planeside and RV camping are available. How about a 5k to start your Saturday? Got that, too - come on out and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Short Takeoff and Landing (STOL) Competition
  • Scale Model Gingerbread Competition
  • Hot Air Balloon Launch - Saturday
  • Santa will arrive in a STEARMAN and collect his mail from the kids!
  • Over 50 exhibitors
  • Great food!
  • Airplane Displays
  • Car Show
  • Friday Evening and Saturday Aerial Demonstrations
  • Friday Evening Balloon Glow
  • Aircraft and Traditional camping is available

Thursday, December 2, 2021

  • T-34's start to gather (Noon time) 
  • Formation Flying and Show Preparation

Friday, December 3, 2021

  • (Gates opens @ 8 AM)
  • 8 AM - 4 PM - Central Florida Classic STOL Qualifying
  • 12 PM - Exhibits & Displays Open
  • 12 PM - Show Aircraft Displays
  • 2 PM - Aerial Demonstrations including the T-34
  • 5:30 PM - Spirit of Lakeland Introduction
  • 6 PM Balloon Glow & Aerial Demonstrations
  • 7 PM - Campground Movie Night - Movie (TBA)

Saturday, December 4, 2021

  • (Gates Open @ 7 AM)
  • 8 AM - 2 PM - Central Florida Classic STOL Finals
  • 9 AM - Exhibits and Displays Open
  • 10 AM - Car Show Begins
  • 12 PM - Santa Arrives (In a STEARMAN!)
  • 2 PM - Car Show / Showplane Awards
  • 2:30 PM - Aerial Demonstration including the T-34
  • 5 PM - Show Closes
We do not have any block hotel rates or other discounts for this event.  
There are many options in the Lakeland area but reservations can be hard to come by so book early.
A number of T-34 members have secured rooms at the hotel listed below.
There may be some ground transportation pooling available to these locations
I encourage you to book your hotel now.  You can always cancel.  Camping is available. 

Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland (On the airport)
3839 Don Emerson Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33811, USA
Ph: 862-647-0066
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lakeland Plant City  (5 miles) 
4307 Sterling Commerce Dr.
Plant City, Florida 33566 USA
Ph: 813-757-6202

Holiday Inn Express, Plant City FL (5 miles)
2102 Park Road
Plant City, Florida 33566 USA
Ph: 813-789-3800

Ground Transportation: 
Uber and Lyft are normally available in the area.  
Most major Car rental services are also available.  
Check SNF website for more information
All information on the T-34 Association’s website is provided for your information.
You are responsible for determining applicability to your situation

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