• 2017 SUN ‘n FUN Numbers

    The 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association took place April 4 –9, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. SnF17 was the best fly-in SUN ‘n FUN has ever had. We are pleased to release the following data and fun facts:

    • Approximately 200,000 guests attended from over 60 countries
    • Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom once again had the highest amount of visitors
    • SUN ‘n FUN ordered over 400 Portalets, 18 light towers, 415 golf carts, and 120 tents
    • More than 4,000 rolls of toilet paper were used during the week
    • SUN ‘n FUN distributed 90,000 bottles of water and approximately 19,000 sandwiches to volunteers
    • More than 3,000 volunteers helped during the 6-day event
    • HAM Radio worked 39 States, 12 Countries, Canada, Italy, Norway, Estonia are some of them and had a total of 742 worldwide contacts for the 6 days.
    • 38 Student tours were conducted with 969 students
    • Approximately 400 people attended educational workshops
    • 500 Students attended the Blue Angels Symposium
    • 10,000 Visitors toured the Piedmont Aerospace Experience, the only working Boeing 727 Classroom on a high school campus
    • 7 speakers in the Museum that travelled Mach 3  (3 times the speed of sound) in the iconic SR-71 Blackbird
    • 130 Career Minded individuals from 48 states and 3 countries attended our 4th Annual Career Fair with 14 exhibitors
    • One astronaut, Senator Bill Nelson, spoke to educators during the Aerospace Educators Workshop
    • First ever UAV Demonstration during an Air Show
    • 500 People participated in the inaugural Drone Zone
    • 443 media representatives attended from 16 countries
    • 5,988 people attended 331 forums
    • 3,228 People attended 56 workshops
    • over 9,000 aircraft movements took place
    • 510 Exhibitors participated in the event

    SUN ‘n FUN Radio stats:

    • Total connections: 21,882 (up 0.5% over 2016)
      Total unique listeners: 8,431 (up 0.35% over 2016)
    • More than 44 hours were live broadcasted over the 6 days
    • Approximately 120 Live interviews and 120 field interviews were conducted

    Social Media stats:

    • Total Reach (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) = over 2.5 million
    • Total Impressions = almost 10 million
    • Engagement Rate = over 500,000 on Facebook
    • Surpassed 80,000 Facebook followers
    • Fielded more than 500 direct messages for customer service – and responded to 99% of them in fewer than 20 minutes

    Florida Aviation Network stats:

    • 82 Volunteers were on the crew and worked throughout the week of SUN ‘n FUN 2017 .
    • Broadcasted 45 interviews from our set at the Florida Aviation Museum and shot numerous reports from the field.
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