National Check Pilot SchoolSun 'n Fun

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.
Date: 30 Mar - 07 Apr 2019
Location: Lakeland, FL
 Activity Director: Capt AnnMarie Kozloski
Incident Commander: Lt Col George McCord
Cadet Commander:  C/Capt Jordan Wiggins
Liaison to Sun 'N Fun: Capt Tricia King/Capt Jeremy King

Event Description

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

 When & Where

30 Mar to 07 April 2019 -- Lakeland, Florida
Hangar Duty: 30 Mar to 01 Apr
Fly-In & Air Show: 02 to 07 Apr

Participation Fee


 Registration Process

Please see the registration link at the top of this page. Use that link to register, select your availability and desired duties, and upload your forms. You can also register and pay for bivouacking through that link.

 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.


Team participants and staff will check in no later than 0730 hrs from 30 Mar to 07 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/BDU'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.). 


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