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Sun n Fun Aerospace Expo 2023 (LAL)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 to Sunday, April 2, 2023
Lakeland FL (KLAL)
Lakeland Florida
Lakeland, FL  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Jim "Switch" Clark
Gary Donovan
404-915-8063 (p)
404-915-8063 (c)
Fly In Event
Registration is required and it opens 2/1/2023 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Monday, March 20, 2023 at 12:00 AM
No Fee

The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is one of the world’s largest annual aviation events and gearing up to bring you a better than ever SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo in 2022!  Over the last few years T-34 participation has really picked up and we would like to continue to make a good showing.  The Sun 'n Fun staff has committed to provided us with hard surface parking on the closed runway.  Be sure to bring tie-downs and chocks.    

If you are planning to attend the Baker Fly-in we will be arranging a mass formation arrival to SNF on Tuesday.  Although you will need to be formation qualified and current to fly in the daily airshow on Wednesday and Thursday Gary Donovan has a plan which may allow you to fly in with the group on Tuesday in the mass formation so long as you can show proficiently at Bakers.  You must attend the Tuesday morning's briefing at Bakers in order to fly in the T-34 arrival. 


If you plan to attend SNF please pre-register by going to the SNF Website under Airshow & Aircraft / Warbird HQ / select "Register Your Warbird" or scroll down to the bottom looking for "Arrivals and Registration" or by clicking on this link  SUN & FUN REGISTRATION  (then select "Register Your Warbird" or scroll down to "Arrivals and Registration").
The NOTAMS for SNF 2023 can be found here 2022 SNF NOTAM  


In order to fly in the daily air shows, NEW air show participants are required to attend one of the Warbirds briefing sessions entitled “Flying at SUN ‘n FUN for the First Time”. This briefing may also be a good refresher for veteran SUN ‘n FUN pilots. To fly in the T-34 formation group during the show, pilots must be formation qualified through the FAST program. All Warbird air show pilots MUST attend the briefing session(s) on the day(s) he/she wishes to participate.

In order to fly in any of the daily shows, participants will be required to:

#1  Register with SNF as listed above

#2  Download and complete the SNF Tech Eval Form       2022 SNF Tech Eval Form

#3  Download and complete the SNF Adult Wavier Form Adult Wavier Form

#4 Provide copies of each of the following:

  • Current Pilot Certificate (Both Sides, must be Commercial or higher to receive fuel compensation)
  • Current FAST card
  • Current medical certificate
  • Copy of insurance certificate, which includes fly-by coverage
  • Date of last BFR
#5  Provide a copy of Airworthiness Certificate, Registration and Operating Limitations.

#6  Provide a completed, signed copy of Aircraft Status and Inspection Form Aircraft Status and Inspection Form v02-2020
* Note under Recurring AD's section you can simply note "All Applicable AD's are complied"  You do not have to note each or any AD's (assuming you are in compliance). 

#7  Scan all of these required documents and email them in advance of the show to
Keep at least one copy of these documents and bring them with you in case there are any technical errors or issues.

Tuesday March 28
0900 - Mass Arrival briefing AirGate Aviation (KEVB) 
~1300 - Depart from KEVB for SUN n FUN Aerospace Expo
~1431 -  TOR / Arrive Lakeland FL (KLAL)

Wednesday March 29 (Tentative)
1100 - Daily Air Show Briefing / Warbird Center 
Mandatory attendance to fly in Wednesday Airshow
Must be FAST qualified and current.  Confirm registration requirements.  

1300 - Airshow Starts
~14:38 T-34 Airshow

Thursday March 30
1100 - Daily Air Show Briefing / Warbird Center 
Mandatory attendance to fly in Wednesday Airshow
Must be FAST qualified and current.  Confirm registration requirements.  

1300 - Airshow
~14:35 T-34 Airshow

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.
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. 

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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