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EXPO – Frequently Asked Questions

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SUN 'n FUN AEROSPACE EXPO

U.S.A.F. THUNDERBIRD SCHEDULE

The SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo will host the U.S.A.F. THUNDERBIRDS all week!

FLIGHT PERFORMANCES ARE SCHEDULED AS FOLLOWS

Thursday, April 7 - Practice Flight - Last Performance of the Day
Friday, April 8 - Practice Flight - Last Performance of the Day
Saturday, April 9 - Performance - Last Performance of the Day
Sunday, April 10 - Performance - Last Performance of the Day

ADMISSION TICKETS

ADMISSION TICKETS are available online or upon arrival at any ticket window locatIon or mobile registration operation on airside.

ADMISSION TICKET REDEMPTION: Each printed valid online admission ticket will be redeemed for a SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo entry wristband at any Registration location.

ADMISSION TICKET UPGRADES

DAILY ADMISSION TICKETS: Online daily tickets are not date specific and can be used for any day of the convention week.

DISCOUNTED ADMISSION TICKETS: Recognized Aviation Member Association discounted tickets require a promotional code prior to ticket purchase to be obtained from the Member Association.

GENERAL PARKING

  • $10 per day for general parking
  • $40 for 5 days
  • $25 per day for preferred parking.
  • NO OVERNIGHT PARKING OR CAMPING IS PERMITTED IN THE MAIN AUTO PARKING LOT

WHAT CAN I BRING?

HANDICAPPED SERVICES

HANDICAP CAMPING: There are limited availability of electrical hookups for campers requiring electricity for medical conditions. Camp space must be requested through an online application and approved prior to arrival. Questions, please or contact Handicap Services Chairman (386) 690-9986.

HANDICAP PARKING: Located adjacent to Preferred Parking; fee is $10 per day; tram service is available.

SCOOTER RENTAL: Limited on demand rentals are available onsite for $65 per day.Click here to make advanced reservations.

General Information

Q. What is the address for the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus?
A. The street address is:

SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus
4075 James C. Ray Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33811

Q. How can I host an event at the SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo?
A. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo can meet the needs of any event, large or small, click here to find out more or contact our Event Sales Department at (863) 904-4024 or email eventrentals@flysnf.org.

Q. What are the event dates and times?
A. April 5 - 10, 2022 - 9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. Expo Hours - Please check website schedules for more details.

Q. May I bring a backpack?
A. Yes – but, may be subject to search!

Q. May I bring my own chair?
A. Yes.

Q. May I bring my own cooler?
A. Coolers may only be permitted in the campground.

Q. Where are the Hand Sanitizer Locations?
A. SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus is committed to the health and wellness of any guest attending events. As part of this commitment, host organizations are encouraged to offer complimentary hand sanitizer. The locations will be clearly marked.

Q. May I bring a pop-up tent?
A. Pop-up tents are not permitted.

Q. May I bring my own golf cart?
A. No, personal golf carts are not permitted - Golf carts for official use.  Mobility carts are available for rent onsite.  Those confined to wheelchairs or other mobile devices, please refer to our Handicap Services Information).

Q. Will golf carts be available to rent?
A. Not available for rent to the general public.

Q. Are Pets Allowed?
A. Pets are allowed in campground area ONLY and must be leashed.  Pets are not permitted on the EXPO site or on airside.  Qualified service animals are allowed on leash. You are required to clean up after your pet/service animal and leave the area clean.  Please note – the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus has expansive asphalted areas which can get very hot in the Florida sun and cause harm to pets.

Q. What other things are there to do in the area after my visit to the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus?
A. Please visit www.visitcentralflorida.org for the best source of area events and attractions.

Q. What items are prohibited on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus?
A. In general, the following are prohibited items for any event on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus:

  • Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, two-wheeled scooters;
  • Unauthorized vehicles;
  • Weapons, except for those carried and concealed pursuant to a valid concealed weapons permit, pursuant to Chapter 790, Florida Statutes;
  • Fireworks, explosives or explosive devices, and inflammables.
  • Controlled substances;
  • Destructive devices;
  • Pets, with the exception of service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);
  • All remotely controlled devices such as drones, aircraft, cars, etc.;

Q. Is there designated smoking areas?
A. Smoking is permitted in clearly marked, designated areas only.

Q. I would like to link to this site from my homepage. Can I use the SUN ‘n FUN logo and name?
A. The SUN ‘n FUN name and logo are registered trademarks. Refer to our legal notice for more information on its proper and legal use.

Planning Your Trip

CAMPING INFORMATION

SUN 'n FUN CAMPGROUND IS OPEN from:  March 1 – April 10, 2022

See (https://flysnf.org/aerospace-expo/camping/) for general and registration information.

CAMPER REGISTRATION on Drane Field Rd. will be open starting Tuesday, March 29.

CAMPER REGISTRATION HOURS:

March 29 - 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 30 - April 2  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 3 - April 8  8:00 am - 7:30 pm
April 9 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
April 10 - CLOSED

No registrations will be issued after 7:30 pm as all camper movement is prohibited after dark.  If you arrive after hours, please camp in your current position in line.  Please be awake and ready to register and move by the posted opening time so as to not block traffic.

CAMPERS ARRIVING PRIOR TO MARCH 29 will need to proceed to the main SUN 'n FUN entrance at 4175 Medulla Rd. take an immediate left to the Florida Air Museum, go to the second floor to the finance department.

CAMPER RENTALS: If the rental company is making delivery of the RV, they must have your ticket information to bring the rig onto the site unless you plan to meet them upon arrival.

CAMPGROUND AMENITIES include water spigots (no permanent hook-ups), dump stations; camp store; showers, Port-a-lets, corn roast and music, food vendors, movie night and a Fire-Hub.

CAMPGROUND MAP

CAMPSITE SIZE is 20’x40’.

CAMPSITES ALONG NORTH FENCE LINE (runway view) are no longer electric campsites and are reverting to first-come, first-serve camp spaces.

DRY CAMPSITES ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.  Camping types include RV, Trailer, Tent & Aircraft (except for limited Handicapped camping).

ELECTRIC CAMPSITES are very limited and MUST BE RESERVED and cannot be reserved online.  There is currently a waiting list for electric camp spaces.

GENERATOR USE:  Use only allowed between 7a.m. and 10 p.m. unless camping in specified generator 24-hour generator area.

GROUND FIRES are NOT permitted.

GROUP CAMPING:  A group must either arrive together or the 1st Camper must have registration information and payment for all in the group prior to saving spots for the group.

HANDICAP CAMPING PERMIT request requires an application process

PETS - Allowed in campground area ONLY and must be leashed.  Pets are not permitted on the EXPO site or on airside.  Qualified service animals are allowed on leash. You are required to clean-up after your pet/service animal and leave the area clean.

PERSONAL CONVEYANCES:

  • BICYCLES & PERSONAL GOLF CARTS are allowed in campground only. No access to Expo Site or Airside any time of day!
  • SKATEBOARDS, MOTORIZED SKATEBOARDS (GO-PEDS), ONE WHEELS, IN-LINE SKATES or “RAZOR” type scooters are NOT ALLOWED to be used or ridden ANYWHERE on the SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo grounds and airside.

PUMP-OUTS: Available for purchase by contacting Campground Hosts.

Wi-Fi: Contacting Campground Hosts for assistance.

CAMPING Fees

Early arrival fee is $32.00 per day. Early arrivals registration is NOT available online.

WEEKLY CAMPING with either 1 or 2 Weekly Expo admissions are available online.  Must purchase entire week of camping and Expo admission for each camper to park in the main Expo Campground area.

DAILY CAMPING is NOT sold online.  Daily camping is available limited specified locations only, not in the main Expo Campground area.  Daily camping fees do not include admission to Aerospace Expo.

AIRCRAFT CAMPING: The (GAC) General Aircraft Camping Registration Building is located just west of the RV Campground along the airside fence.  Aircraft camping is also permited in Homebuilt Camping, Vintage and Overnight Aircraft Camping.

AIRCRAFT CAMPING WINDOW PLACARDS

  • GAC – General Aircraft Camping
  • HBC – Homebuilt Camping
  • ONC – Overnight Aircraft Camping
  • VAC – Vintage Aircraft Camping/Parking

No south side aircraft arrivals before Saturday, April 2nd. See (https://flysnf.org/aerospace-expo/camping/) for general and registration information. 

 

Support The Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) is to “Engage, Educate, and Accelerate the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals. The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo and dozens of other events year-round produce the majority of the revenue that goes into supporting this mission. By attending our events, you are helping us deliver top-quality, industry-leading STEM education and scholarship programs to thousands of young men and women each year. The opportunities that ACE provides give young people a competitive edge as they navigate their educational journey that can ultimately lead to a rewarding career in the world’s incredibly diverse and rapidly growing aerospace industry. You can help! Please click the links below to explore how you can share your knowledge and expertise as a volunteer in over 3500 available positions, become a patron of the Florida Air Museum, or donate to assist us financially. Regardless of how you assist, whether by attending our events, visiting the museum or donating financially, we sincerely appreciate your support!

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