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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 (c)
Fly In Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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 2023!  Over the last few years T-34 participation has really picked up and we would like to continue to make a good showing.  We are planning on hard surface parking on the closed runway but be sure to bring tie-downs and chocks, just in case.    

If you are planning to attend the Knock the Rust Off clinic at Seabring 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 Sebring in order to fly in the T-34 arrival. 


If you plan to fly your T-34 to SNF please pre-register by going to 2023 SNF Registration 
The NOTAMS for SNF 2023 can be found here 2023 SNF Notams
You do not have to fill out any additional paperwork or attend any meetings. 


If you plan to fly in the daily airshow.  You must provide the following paperwork.  If you are a NEW SNF air show participant you 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 Current 2023 Formation Qualified through the FAST program. All Warbird air show pilots MUST attend the daily 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 provide the following paperwork:

#1  Register with SNF prior to arrival  2023 SNF Registration

#2  Read and have a copy of the 2023 Notams 2023 SNF Notams

#3  Download, complete and sign the SNF 2023 Aircraft Status / Inspection Form
and the SNF 2023 Pilot Aircraft Technical Evaluation Form  2023 SNF Status / Tech Form

* Note under the Recurring AD's section you can simply note "All Applicable AD's Complied" 
You do not have to list each AD (assuming you are in compliance). 

#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
  • Provide date of last BFR (Flight Review)
  • Suggested but not required: Provide a copy of A/C Registration & Airworthiness Cert
#5  Scan all required documents above and email them in advance of the show to
Please keep a 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 at Sebring Airport
~1300 - Depart from KSEF 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
~14:30 T-34 Airshow (TBD)

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 (TBD)

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