LAKELAND, Florida – March 27, 2012 – Aviation enthusiasts are invited to visit Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-in and Airshow, happening now through Sunday, April1, in Lakeland, Florida.
Billed as “Spring Break for Pilots,” the 2012 Sun ‘n Fun event is expected to attract 160,000 to 170,000 visitors from Central Florida, North America and more than 80 other countries. The event is the largest aviation convention in the state of Florida and the first major international aviation event of the year in the Americas.
MAF, a global ministry organization that uses aviation and technology to share the Gospel, will have an exhibit inside the “Fly4Life” tent in the southeast exhibition area, space #8. The MAF exhibit includes murals illustrating the organization’s history, a flight simulator, and videos showing MAF planes taking off and landing at challenging airstrips in remote, isolates areas of the world. MAF will also hold a drawing for a gift basket featuring safari-type gifts valued at id=”mce_marker”55.
MAF pilot and recruiter John Hook will present a forum on The Art of Short Field Take-Offs and Landings on Wednesday March 28at 11:00 a.m. in room #7 of the Central Florida Areospace Academy. Hook has been with MAF since 1975, flying in Indonesia and Haiti before joining the U.S. recruiting team.
Sun ‘n Fun is held at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Learn more at