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SUN 'N FUN FLY IN, RG2875, 1974-2009

Scipe and Content Note


Stearman aircraft at the Fly In

In 1974 the Lakeland, Florida chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA, the national organization of people who build their own airplanes) decided to hold a fly-in for sport aviation enthusiasts in the southeast. The first fly-in, called Mid-Winter Sun 'n Fun, was held on a weekend in 1975 for pilots and aviation associations. Sun 'n Fun 1976 was expanded to a full week and the public was invited. Each year attendance has grown, both in number of aircraft and visitors from all over the United States and around the world.

The collection includes programs and news articles about the annual fly-in and is arranged in Subject files.

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1

1

Invitations

1993-98

         

2

Museum

1942-45

         

3

Press Releases

1974-2005

       

4

Sun 'n fun Newsletter

1993-98

 

Video

1995

     

 

Brochures

1978-81

       

 

Drawing of Museum

n.d.

     

 

EAA International Chapter

1995

      

 

Miscellaneous news articles

1985-93

        

 

Programs, Patches and Stickers

1976-99

     

 

Small Posters

1983-99

     

 

Sport Aviation magazine

1986-92

       

 

The Southern Aviator's Sun 'n Fun Today newspaper

1990-94

       

 

US Aviator magazine (section A && B)

April 1990

10 Oversize

RG 100

Poster

1993

VCR

350

Howard Hughes video (2 hrs.)

n.d.