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NAA Attends SUN ‘n FUN 2019

From April 2-7, NAA attended the SUN ‘N FUN International Fly-In Expo. This annual event has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the world and is Florida’s largest annual convention since its inception in 1974. The six-day event on 2,200 acres hosts individuals from around the world and offers jet teams, aerospace-related exhibits, educational forums, aircraft static displays, professional gatherings of aviation and economic development groups, daily and evening airshows that include adrenaline pumping aerobatics, a Veterans plaza and women in aviation arenas. Light Sport aircraft flies above parking areas and many performers are seen on the grounds with vendors and students. Held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL, air traffic movements for the event elevates the airport to the ‘busiest in the world’ for one week.

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A detail shot from the “War Bird” aircraft display at SUN ‘n FUN 2019

For the other 51 weeks of each year, activities on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus include public and private events in the facilities on nearly 200 acres. The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE Educational Facilities) has introduced Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum in a dynamic fashion as it incorporates aviation history into hands-on interactive learning stations for students of all ages.

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A soaring turn at the SUN ‘n FUN’s Friday Air Show

NAA is proud to partner with SUN ‘n FUN, aiding their mission to make $430,000 of scholarship funds available annually to students in Polk County entering an Aerospace Industry career to cover the cost of maintenance training, flight lessons and/or college tuition for 4 years.*

A shared goal to bring support and awareness to the aviation industry unites NAA and SUN ‘n FUN year after year!

* Source: Sun ‘n Fun

NAA makes a huge difference for anyone considering a career as an aircraft mechanic. It was a memorable experience to this day. It’s a great decision for anyone willing to work hard.

Joseph A.

(Alumni), Daytona, FL