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2017 SUN ‘n FUN Numbers

The 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association took place April 4 –9, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. SnF17 was the best fly-in SUN ‘n FUN has ever had. We are pleased to release the following data and fun facts:

  • Approximately 200,000 guests attended from over 60 countries
  • Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom once again had the highest amount of visitors
  • SUN ‘n FUN ordered over 400 Portalets, 18 light towers, 415 golf carts, and 120 tents
  • More than 4,000 rolls of toilet paper were used during the week
  • SUN ‘n FUN distributed 90,000 bottles of water and approximately 19,000 sandwiches to volunteers
  • More than 3,000 volunteers helped during the 6-day event
  • HAM Radio worked 39 States, 12 Countries, Canada, Italy, Norway, Estonia are some of them and had a total of 742 worldwide contacts for the 6 days.
  • 38 Student tours were conducted with 969 students
  • Approximately 400 people attended educational workshops
  • 500 Students attended the Blue Angels Symposium
  • 10,000 Visitors toured the Piedmont Aerospace Experience, the only working Boeing 727 Classroom on a high school campus
  • 7 speakers in the Museum that traveled Mach 3 (3 times the speed of sound) in the iconic SR-71 Blackbird
  • 130 Career Minded individuals from 48 states and 3 countries attended our 4th Annual Career Fair with 14 exhibitors
  • One astronaut, Senator Bill Nelson, spoke to educators during the Aerospace Educators Workshop
  • First ever UAV Demonstration during an Air Show
  • 500 People participated in the inaugural Drone Zone
  • 443 media representatives attended from 16 countries
  • Over 8,000 aircraft movements took place
  • 510 Exhibitors participated in the event

SUN ‘n FUN Radio stats:

  • Total connections: 21,882 (up 0.5% over 2016)
    Total unique listeners: 8,431 (up 0.35% over 2016)
  • More than 44 hours were live broadcasted over the 6 days
  • Approximately 120 Live interviews and 120 field interviews were conducted

Social Media stats:

  • Total Reach (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) = over 2.5 million
  • Total Impressions = almost 10 million
  • Engagement Rate = over 500,000 on Facebook
  • Surpassed 80,000 Facebook followers
  • Fielded more than 500 direct messages for customer service – and responded to 99% of them in fewer than 20 minutes

Florida Aviation Network stats:

  • 82 Volunteers were on the crew and worked throughout the week of SUN ‘n FUN 2017 .
  • Broadcasted 45 interviews from our set at the Florida Aviation Museum and shot numerous reports from the field.
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