(March 27, 2017 Lakeland, FL) The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly- In & Expo presented by VISIT FLORIDA and the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association honors French and United States history on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 as the French National Jet Team, the Patrouille de France performs during the airshow.
The team has an energetic show with nine Alpha Jets and one A-400M airlifter, which are light attack and advanced trainer aircraft. Their display involves both formation and solo maneuvers. The team is based at Salon Air Force Base in France.
The team will perform for one day only while on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus. They haven’t performed in the United States since 1986 when they flew over New York City and then performed at Coney Island. They commemorated the Battle of Yorktown by flying over Yorktown Battlefield Monument in Yorktown, VA in 2009.
The team is appearing in the United States to honor the 100th Anniversary of America entering the 1st World War on April 6, 1917. Their performance during the 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo is one of their few displays in the United States during their two-month long tour of the country.
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[endif]The 9/27 Club VIP hospitality with flightline seating is available for purchase again this year online at flysnf.org.
Attendees are encouraged to use hashtags #SnF17 and #LoveFL on social media while posting about the Fly-In.
Air show and workshop schedules, camping reservations, registration for activities, and ticketing information can be found on the SUN ‘n FUN website at flysnf.org. Keep up with all the fun on facebook.com/sunnfunflyin and twitter.com/sunnfunflyin.