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Sun 'N Fun

Date: 02 - 10 April 2022
Location: Lakeland Linder Airport, FL
 Activity Director: Lt Col David Panzera
Incident Commander: Lt Col Samuel Chiodo
Cadet Commander:  C/Maj Anya Kratz
Liaison to Sun 'N Fun: Lt Col Phillip Zedonek

Registration Has Closed


Event Description

SUN ‘n FUN is the 2nd largest fly-in, air show, industry tradeshow, and aviation event in the nation - and it's right here in Lakeland Florida. The size of this event requires hundreds of volunteers, and that's where CAP comes in to help make it the popular and successful show that it is.

SUN ‘n FUN attracts more than 160,000 aviation minded people from around the world, so it's an ideal location to make CAP's presence seen, heard, and known. The CAP partnership with SUN ‘n FUN is a perfect fit with all three core components of the CAP mission. CAP provides Emergency Service and operations support. Aerospace education is abundant in the hundreds of seminars, hands on activities, and aerospace related vendors.  Cadet and senior member participation is essential to fulfill the many volunteer roles needed for a show of this size.

Under the CAP corporate mission, members will be in the center of the action participating in flightline duties, demonstrating Cadet Programs and ES activities at the recruiting booths and static display of CAP aircraft, assisting the FAA, and helping with crowd control in vendor hangars.  CAP will also be onsite to provide Emergency Services. In addition, there are exciting cadet special activities, time to see the airshow, attend forums, or visit vendor exhibits. As in the past, Florida Wing will play a vital role throughout this amazing airshow.

All members in good standing who have completed Level One, CPPT (Seniors) or Achievement One (Cadets) may participate.  All personnel will need to show CAP membership card, ES101 card and two (2) copies of CAPF161. Be sure you are Safety compliant, check before you leave home.

Event Details

Note, this is only a snippet of activity details that will help you get registered. Please see the operations order in the menu for full details.
When & Where
02 - 10 April 2022 -- Lakeland, Florida
Hangar Duty: Saturday April 2- Monday April 4, 2022
Fly-In & Air Show: Tuesday April 5- Sunday April 10, 2022

Participation Fee

  • None.

Registration Process

Registration has closed 

Lodging Information

  • Bivouac space only
  • Cost is $35 (for food)


Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Time will be allotted for lunch. Those bivouacking will also be provided dinner and breakfast Tuesday evening through Sunday morning. Food cost is $35 for those who are bivouacking.  Those not participating in the bivouac can bring food or purchase food from vendors on site.


  • Hydration: ALL participants will bring CAP-recommended water carrying devices (web belt with a canteen holder and canteen or camelback) and sunscreen. All participants need to begin hydrating at least 2-3 days prior to arrival. Stay away from heavily caffeinated beverages (Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Energy drinks, etc.) at least 24 hours before you leave your home. You put yourself and the successful completion of this mission at risk when you’re not fully hydrated.
  • Sun Protection: Proper care from sunburn begins with you. You should bring sunscreen with at least a protection rating of SPF-45. Consider those brands designed for sports and will not sweat-off. Expect to wear your uniform with sleeves down throughout this activity.
  • Nutrition: Remember to eat before arriving to Sun n Fun. There will be a bagged lunch provided and water, and there are vendors on site from whom you may purchase prepared foods. Bring snacks to stay focused throughout the day.


CAP/CDC GUIDELINES MAY BE IN EFFECT AT THIS VENUE AT TIME OF ACTIVITY IS CONFIRMED AT CDC MODERATE LEVEL) All personnel will fill out on a daily basis; the COVID screening questionnaire at the check in site, have your temperature taken, and possess face masks for the duration of the event day. Hand sanitizer will be available at all CAP event locations. All personnel will conduct themselves in a safe and responsible manner as directed by the Heath Services Officer (HSO). Please refer to the COVID guidelines at the appendix of this operations order.

(CAPF 160 has been made a part of this Operations Order – Attachment 3)

  • Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated members must wear facial covering continuously indoors and outdoors when it is not possible to maintain distancing of more than six feet.
  • Vaccinated members (14 days post full series) – facial masks are optional outdoors. When is area of high or substantial transmission facial covering is required indoors.
  • Social distancing will be enforced. Members must be aware of their surroundings and safety. 
  • We value the health and wellbeing of our members and the guidelines adopted for this activity are the most updated ones from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Members who will be bivouacking will sleep in their own tents, one person to a tent, unless sharing with a family member.
  • It is recommended members bring at least three facial coverings if disposable due to the number of days of the activity. 
  • OIC/Medical Officer will have disposal facial coverings, hand sanitizers, and latex or rubber disposable gloves for distribution throughout the event.
  • Members will wear facial covering when in the proximity of the public or spectators and will maintain social distancing, 6 ft, wherever possible.
  • Evacuation required due to any illness must occur within 24 hours of diagnosis or incapacitation. Regardless of age, if the member does not appear competent or able to make sound decisions, their Emergency Contact should be advised to facilitate the evacuation.
  • Transportation in CAP COV requires the driver to be vaccinated. Full occupancy if all members vaccinated; mixed vaccination status requires unvaccinated to be seated one member per row, all ventilation access to be open, all members wearing facial covering.
  • Members may be organized into cohorts with a maximum of 20 members depending on the number of participants. Cohorts will be transported and dine together.
  • Outside dining will be the procedure whenever possible.


Team participants and staff will check in no later than 0730 hrs from 05 Apr to 10 Apr at the CAP check in tent located inside the Rocky Rd entrance to SNF (at the corner of Old Medulla Rd: follow CAP check in signs). Members must be in uniform with all required documents. After in-processing, cadets will wait be transported by CAP van to the CAP bivouac site at the Lakeland Aero Club.  Senior members and cadets with vehicles will park in the Orange Parking lot, and then enter through the main gates and report to the CAP bivouac site Lakeland Aero Club on the of James C Ray Dr (see map). EVERYONE WILL REPORT FIRST TO THE CHECK IN TENT AND THEN TO THE CAP BIVOUAC SITE, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT BIVOUACKING.   


Out-processing and dismissal from the activity will be at the CAP assembly/bivouac site only. Parents should arrive to the same rally point as arrival at 1700, unless notified by their cadet or a staff member of an earlier or later pickup time. Have your cadet’s CAP ID# ready. Upon arrival, you will give your cadet’s name and CAP ID# to the Registration Officer and your child will be transported from the staging area to the rally point.  

Uniform Of The Day

  • Recruiting and FAA Center:  Short sleeve blues uniform or ABU’s
  • All other areas: ABU’s or Blue Polo/Gray Slacks combination for Senior Members

Advisory  The proper wear of the uniform is paramount.  Please take time to insure your uniform is in good serviceable condition and a credit to you, your classmates, and the Civil Air Patrol to avoid any embarrassment.  If you have any concerns or questions, refer to CAPM 39-1, CAP Uniform Manual or contact a resident adviser. 


Advisory Transportation to and from such activity is not the responsibility of CAP and is provided "as available”.  Transportation during the activity will NOT be provided. Privately owned vehicles (POVs) traveling to or from such activity is performed solely at the risk of the individual CAP members and their passengers. CAP assumes no right of control, liability or responsibility for such transportation (reference CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of Civil Air Patrol Vehicles, para 1-8 b.). 


Forward all questions, comments to: david.panzera@flwgcap.us or cpforms@flwgcap.us

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