Flying In?


Arrival Procedures

Lakeland Airport’s Control Tower will operate 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

However, the airport is closed after 8 pm. EDT.

The field is also closed during the daily airshow:

2:30 PM-6:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
1:30 PM-6:00 PM Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Check Graphic NOTAMS and AIM for air traffic information and procedures. Tune to ATIS frequency 118.025 upon arrival for update.

The 1st issue of the 2017 SUN ‘n FUN NOTAM will be available March 3rd, in conjunction with the FAA’s release schedule. Please check back for that release, and once again for the final NOTAM release on March 31st.

Aircraft Fuel and Petroleum Safety Tips

The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established stringent regulations for the routine handling, disposal and/or accidental release (spills) of aircraft fuel and other petroleum based products – complete with significant fines/penalties for non-compliance.

As Sun ‘n Fun’s compliance partner, A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure’s trained personnel are on site and ready to mobilize should there be a fuel or other contaminant release. In this official role, A-C-T will work, cooperatively, with aircraft owners, local first responder agencies, SUN ‘n FUN and the various regulatory agencies to ensure safety and compliance with all environmental and health regulations.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT…aircraft owners are financially responsible (and will be billed) for any environmental issues created by their aircraft. This includes accidental spills regardless of the cause [e.g. owner or operator negligence, vandalism, act of nature (tornado), etc.]

To ensure that you have the best possible experience, SUN ‘n FUN offers these safety tips and best practices to prevent accidental spills and minimize financial obligation:

1. Secure (tie down) aircraft in anticipation of adverse weather including strong gusting winds.

2. Make sure aircraft is on level ground. If not, adjust fuel levels or plug fuel tank vents to prevent leaks.

3. Be careful when fueling aircraft. Over-fueling often causes fuel to run onto the ground and accumulations equate to contamination.

4. When checking aircraft fuel levels, do not dump sumped fuel on the ground.

5. Place pans under any leaking fuel or oil from aircraft.

6. Properly dispose of surplus fuels (sumped fuel and/or fuel collected from leaks)

7. If a spill occurs, REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY to a SUN ‘n FUN volunteer. This is critically important because trained environmental emergency responders can minimize negative impacts with early intervention!

Remember, A-C-T stands ready to be your compliance partner. You can reach us 24/7 by calling 800.226.0911. To learn more about A-C-T’s expertise and capabilities, see . We’re here to help make your SUN ‘n FUN experience enjoyable from beginning to end. Happy take-offs and landings!

Aircraft Parking

If you are flying to Lakeland (LAL), display a sign in your window indicating your tie-down area by using one of the abbreviations below:

Click below for printable Aircraft Parking Signs.

  • GAC – General Aircraft Camping
  • GAP – General Aircraft Parking
  • HB / HBC – Homebuilt /Homebuilt Camping
  • HC – Handicapped
  • ONC – Overnight Aircraft Camping
  • SP – Seaplane Parking
  • VAC – Vintage Aircraft Camping/Parking
  • WB – Warbird Parking
  • YAC – Youth Aircraft Camping

Your sign should have a light color background with dark six inch letters that can be seen 50 feet away. NOTE: Please DO NOT USE AN ELECTRONIC TABLET FOR YOUR SIGN! The screens are polarized and will go black when viewed through most cockpit canopies.

Only aircraft built from 1970 or earlier are permitted to park in the Vintage Aircraft Parking.

Local Airport Directory

We appreciate the event support we receive from our surrounding airport communities. Many of these airports provide SUN ‘n FUN ticket sales, rental car services and shuttles to and from SUN ‘n FUN.

Click Here for a printable PDF file containing the Local Area Airport Directory.


deeplinkmapPlease click here or on the logo to the left to complete your online car rental reservation, or you may make you reservation by phone:

Lakeland Branch Office: 863-647-0866 – Option #4

SUN ‘n FUN account code is: XZ42H23

Enterprise Car Rental’s onsite office will be located on the southside of Doolittle Road, just south of the Onsite Tram Depot and SUN ‘n FUN Drive.

Hours: TBA

SUN ‘n FUN Pilot Welcome Center presented by Signature Flight Support

ZSUN ‘n FUN is pleased to partner with Signature Flight Support to provide a dedicated Pilot Services Center in location MD-12/13. Located near Vintage registration along taxiway Foxtrot this facility will provide weather briefings, flight planning facilities, and other flight related services. Be sure to visit and take advantage of this new service while learning about the worldwide facilities and services Signature Flight Support has to offer. Hours: 8am – 6:30 PM daily. Flight planning and self-serve weather services available all day.

Share A Flight

Please use the forum below to request a passenger or seat for a flight coming to or leaving from SUN ‘n FUN.

This flight forum is provided to our guests strictly as a resource to locate passengers or available flights/seats who’s destination is SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In. SUN ‘n FUN does not endorse or recommend any pilot or aircraft and any agreement completed, written or verbal, is between the aircraft owner, pilot and/or passenger only. This listing is provided as “Information Only”!

Posts will be reviewed for approval before they are posted to this site. Your post will not appear immediately. Thank you!

CLICK HERE for our Flight Announcement Forum.

CLICK HERE for our Flight Request Forum.

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