We get many, many questions each day about the fly-in. Some are unique, but many are similar. This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page has the answers to some of the most common questions.
Please look through this site carefully before you call or e-mail us with questions. Many times, the information you need is readily available on the web site. Also using the search box may help you find what information you need.
Q. Can I bring a backpack? A. Yes – but, may be subject to search!
Q. Can I bring my own chair? A. Yes
Q. Can I bring my own cooler? A. Coolers are permitted in the campground only.
Q. Can I bring a pop-up tent? A. Pop-up tents are permitted in the campground only.
Q. Can I buy my entry ticket the day of the show? A. Yes, we have several entry points onsite for ticket sales, Main Admissions adjacent to the auto parking lot, Camper Registration located off of Drane Field Rd. and Mobile Registration will assist pilots with admissions on airside. Of course you can also purchase your tickets online prior to your arrival.
Q. How much does it cost to park my aircraft at SUN ‘n FUN? A. We do not charge a fee to park your aircraft on the south side of the field. There is a daily admission charge and a camping fee if you choose to camp under your wing.
Q. A number of us are coming to SUN ‘n FUN but won’t arrive at the same time. How can we make sure that we can camp together?
A. The first person who arrives must register for the entire party. Then that person is allowed to rope off the area in which the group is to camp. The campground host is located on-site if you need assistance. You must rope on spaces 20′ x 40′ or smaller for each campground permit purchased.
Q. I want to make sure that I’ll be able to camp on-site. Can I reserve a camping spot now?
A. Camping spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Weekly camping and convention registration can be purchased online. However, this purchase does not reserve a specific location in the campground. You are not permitted to mark off a camping spot unless a permit has been purchased and is visible in the spot. A lack of camping space has not been a problem in the past, although you may be placed some distance from the main convention site.
Q. I am attending the fly-in with a number friends and we are going to share a large tent or trailer. Does the camping registration fee apply to each of us or towards one camping spot? And how big is such a spot?
A. Camping fee is per unit, so you and your friends only need to pay for a weekly camping permit for each unit used. Each person in the party will be required to purchase convention admission. Camping spaces are limited to 20′ x 40′ in size.
Q. What is the difference between Convention RV/Aircraft Camping and Overnight RV / Aircraft Camping?
A. Convention camping, can be with a tent, RV or Aircraft (GAC), and is considered weekly camping. You will charged a flat weekly rate (actually it is a four day rate). Although it is primitive camping, a camp store, showers, water and port-a-potties are located nearby.
Overnight Camping, can be a tent, RV or Aircraft (ONC), and is considered daily camping. You are charged a per day rate. In most cases, Facilities such as supplies, showers, water and port-a-potties are located some distance away.
Q. Are pets allowed at the fly-in?
A. Pets are restricted to Convention RV Campground Areas ONLY. All pets must be leashed and clean-up is required! Guests are encouraged to leave their pets at home.
Q. Can I rent a golf cart at the fly-in?
A. Golf carts are only available for official job-related purposes and not available to the general public. If you are in need of a ride, you can always hop a ride on one of our on-site shuttles. The shuttles begin operation Monday, prior to opening day and continue through the fly-in, running daily from approximately 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Routes cover almost the entire fly-in site. A route map will be published in the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Map.
A. For safety reasons, guest are prohibited from using bicycles, hoverboards, in-line skates or skates, golf carts, skateboards and similar items in the main fly-in site (those confined to wheelchairs or other mobile devices, please refer to our Handicap Services Information). Bicycles are allowed only in the campground.
Q. What happens when the airport is full? I don’t want to fly somewhere else.
A. Fortunately, you probably will not have to. Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) is very large and has ample parking and camping space on the south side of the field. We have never turned aircraft — or people — away from our airport. Please be sure to refer to the current event NOTAM for more information on arrival information. Just in case you decide to fly-in elsewhere, here is a list of other local area airports that support our event.
Q. I’m driving to SUN ‘n FUN, but how do I get there?
A. You can arrive SUN ‘n FUN from I-4 or Hwy 60. Please go to the “Driving In” page for more information on directions.
Q. I’m flying in to Orlando/Tampa. Will there be transportation available to the fly-in?
A. SUN ‘n FUN doesn’t provide transportation to and from Orlando or Tampa, nor do we keep schedule information on any of the transportation services at these airports. Our local off-site transportation service can provide transportation to and from the international airports by appointment only. It is up to you to contact the airport or local limo service to inquire on rental cars or transportation. More information can be found on the Transportation page.
Q. How do I volunteer at SUN ‘n FUN?
A. You can apply to be volunteer during the fly-in prior to your visit by clicking here. Here is a list of Volunteer Job Needs we already have posted. If you decide you would like to volunteer after your arrival and do not know specifically where you want to volunteer, check in at our Volunteer Center / Lost & Found during the fly-in. The center is located at the very east end of Laird Blvd. just inside the airside gate near Vintage Headquarters.
Q. What other things are there to do in area after my visit to SUN ‘n FUN?
A. Please visit www.visitcentralflorida.com for the best source of area events and attractions.
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.