LAKELAND, FL (DEC. 4, 2017) — The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo has been named one of four participating air shows featured in the inaugural 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour. The tour showcases a collection of America’s most prestigious air shows including: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida, the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Cleveland National Air Show, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow.
The mission of the Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military, and increase mainstream awareness of the air show industry. By becoming an official show stop on the tour, SUN ‘n FUN will receive national promotion through a variety of marketing efforts, visibility for their air show at the other participating air shows, and additional mainstream recognition and benefits through partnering with tour creators, Red Frog Events, and title partner, Grunt Style.
Greg Gibson, Airshow Director for SUN ‘n FUN, is thrilled to be the launch site for this historic tour.
“Red Frog Events’ expertise in large venues combined with Grunt Style’s passionate support of our veterans and protectors makes our event the perfect location to introduce the Grunt Style Airshow Majors tour,” he said. “SUN ‘n FUN takes great pride in being a major showcase for our nation’s military, both past and present, and we are excited about the synergy and exposure this partnership will deliver.”
“The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly In & Expo is the second largest aviation event in the country and a significant fundraising event for the next generation of pilots,” says Scott Howard, Chief Marketing Officer at Red Frog Events, creators of the Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour. “We’re thrilled to kick-off the inaugural Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour in Lakeland, and elevate their efforts to become a must-attend destination for air show enthusiasts from around the world.”
The four 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors shows will attract over 1.3 million total spectators. These shows have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the air show industry by participating in the nationwide tour.
The 2018 Grunt Style Air Show Majors tour dates and locations (in order of occurrence):
- April 10 – 15, 2018: SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Lakeland, Florida
- May 26 and 27, 2018: Bethpage Air Show, Jones Beach, Wantagh, New York
- Sept. 1 – 3, 2018: Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland, Ohio
- Oct. 20 and 21, 2018: CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow, Houston, Texas
For more information on Grunt Style Air Show Majors, visit AirShowMajors.com.
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Grunt Style Air Show Majors
About Grunt Style Air Show Majors:
Grunt Style Air Show Majors is a tour uniting the most prestigious air shows in the country: Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, Cleveland National Air Show, and the CAF Wings over Houston Airshow. The mission of Grunt Style Air Show Majors is to celebrate aviation, honor the military, and advance the air show industry through increased mainstream awareness. Grunt Style Air Show Majors was created by Red Frog Events. To learn more, visit AirShowMajors.com.
About The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo:
SUN ‘n FUN started in 1974 as a simple Fly-In at Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Airport for enthusiasts to gather and share their love for aviation. Today, that event has evolved into a year ‘round complex that hosts over 70 events annually that include car shows, 5k runs, community programs, and much more. The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, as the original event is now known, has grown to become of the largest aviation conventions in the world, with more than 500 exhibitors showcasing the newest in aerospace innovations. Over 200,000 people attend the week-long event in April each year. All proceeds from these activities benefit the Aerospace Center for Excellence, the nation’s leader in youth aerospace education, located on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. For more information, visit www.flysnf.org