‘n FUN Welcomes Patrouille de France to #SnF17
(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.
If attendees would like the
chance to meet the team, they will be guests at the 9/27 Club Chalet on
Tuesday, April 4th. The
9/27 Club VIP hospitality with flightline seating is available for purchase
again this year online at flysnf.org.
are encouraged to use hashtags #SnF17 and #LoveFL on social media while posting
about the Fly-In.
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.
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