SUN ’n FUN, a 501(c) (3) not–for–profit organization based in Lakeland, Florida, is best known for its annual International Fly–In & Expo, which takes place at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida. The 2013 dates are April 9-14.
The Florida Air Museum is an outgrowth of the SUN ’n FUN Fly-In. Museum founders were among the original SUN ’n FUN Fly-In volunteer base and were directly engaged in historic aircraft reconstruction and preservation. The Museum was the first step in addressing a greater need for dedicated facilities, education programs and staffing to share not only Florida’s rich aviation heritage but also to educate the public regarding the significant role of aviation in our society. In 2003, the Florida legislature designated the Florida Air Museum as the state’s official aviation museum and education center. In recent years, an active education program has developed which includes summer camps, a lecture series, a scouting weekend and various other educational and cultural programs. SUN ‘n FUN is also the proud home of the Central Florida Aerospace Academy high school at the campus entrance.