Meeting/Event Information

Sun-N-Fun 2018

April 10, 2018 12:00 AM EDT to April 15, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

Sun-N-Fun International Fly-In Expo 2018
Lakeland,, FL
Location Information

Enjoy the spirit of aviation Southern Style at Sun-N-Fun 2018. The Red Star Pilot’s Association are planning several activities to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Nanchang CJ-6… The events planned so far are:

- Mass RPA arrival on 10 April. We will gather at an airport nearby for lunch then brief the warbird arrival into Lakeland.

- Parking for the RPA on the central Warbird ramp. Normally reserved for the “Heavy Iron” warbirds, the Sun-N-Fun management are giving us center stage to showcase our unique airplanes.

- Flights during the show on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

- Wednesday evening dinner hosted by Craig Payne

- Thursday afternoon, presentation of the Bushi Nanchang painting to the Warbirds of America. Presentation made by the original artist and one of our own CJ pilots, Mr Ahmed Ragheb, Mr Hartley Postlewaite, President of the RPA and received by the President of Warbirds of America for permanent display in the Warbirds building at Lakeland.

- Thursday evening, dinner hosted by the RPA Southeast Region for all RPA members at the RPA Headquarters just off the Warbird Ramp.

- Friday night, steak dinner with all the trimmings at the RPA Headquarters (AKA Mills RV and Tiki Bar). Be sure to stop by and sign up before noon on Friday.

- Saturday, no flying planned, so this is a day of fellowship around the RPA Headquarters.

Drinks and snacks are available all day at the RPA Headquarters.

Daily airshow schedule:

Here’s a link to the NOTAM and daily activities… Be sure to print and bring a copy with you in the airplane. Also remember to bring your normal paperwork like Program Letter, Aircraft Limitations, medical, license, etc.

If you are planning to attend, send Jon Blake a quick note at