The 42nd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo présentée par VISIT FLORIDA et le Restaurant de Floride & Lodging Association a eu lieu avril 5 – 10, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. 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
  • 251 attendees took advantage of the free ticket offer for active military available April 5-7
  • 7,530 attendees took advantage of discounted ticket pricing available to active military, retired military and veterans
  • SUN ‘n FUN ordered over 400 Portalets, 25 light towers, 412 golf carts, and approx. 150 tents
  • SUN ‘n FUN distributed 90,000 bottles of water and approximately 19,000 sandwiches to volunteers
  • 677 individuals from 28 states registered for the Career Fair
  • 3,400 students went on tours
  • 512 students attended the F-22 and Golden Knights Symposium
  • Approximately 50,000 attendees visited Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum and/or the 727 Piedmont Aerospace Experience
  • Volunteer Ham Radio Operators spoke with people in 43 states and 18 countries
  • 440 media representatives attended from 16 countries
  • 5,988 people attended 331 forums
  • 3,228 people attended 56 workshops
  • over 9,000 aircraft movements took place
  • 494 exhibitors participated
  • The Lockheed F-35 Lightning II made its first appearance in the Southeast at SnF16

SUN ‘n FUN Radio stats:

  • Total connections: 21,774 (up 59% from 2015)
  • Total unique listeners: 8,402 (up 35% from 2015)

Social Media Statistics:

  • Total Reach (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) = over 2 million
  • Total Impressions = almost 10 million
  • Engagement Rate = more than double the normal amount
  • Approximately 3,000 new fans were added
  • 2,000 images were posted on Instagram by fans

Volunteer hours will be totaled and released later this year after the annual chairmen’s meeting.

“All the proceeds from the Fly-In and other events on our Expo campus are reinvested into education programs and activities, including college scholarships used to achieve aerospace-related degrees,” said John “Lites” Leenhouts, PDG de SUN ' n FUN. “As of today, we have awarded over 125 scholarships, soloed over 55 students, and created 49 nouveaux pilotes privés. Through these efforts and more we are Building a Brighter Future through Aviation!”

Beautiful high quality photos are available: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139385767@N02/albums/72157666858665425

The 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo is scheduled for April 4 – 9, 2017. Please use #SnF17 on social media.