Monday, April 24, 2017

2017 SUN ‘n FUN Numbers

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.



Jackie Jenkins
Communications Coordinator


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