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.
Team participants and staff will check in no later than 0730 hrs on 1 thru April at the CAP bivouac check in tent located at the corner of Old Medulla Rd and Doolittle Rd (follow CAP check in signs). Members must be in uniform with all required documents..
Operation: Sun 'n Fun '17
Date: 31 March to 10 April 2017
Location: Lakeland, FL
Project Officer/Commander: Maj. Bill Hansen
Commandant of Cadets: Maj. Christina English
Cadet Commander: TBD
Trish King: Liaison to Sun 'N Fun
Hangar Duty Weekend (Saturday, 1 April & Sunday, 2 April)
Report to Hangar A on Laird Dr on the Sun'n'Fun campus at 0745. Please bring hydration and snacks. Lunch will be provided. Uniform is BDUs or gray slacks & polo for senior members. You may park near the hangar. Hangar duty is officially 0800-1700 on Sat & Sun. If you will be doing hangar duty on Monday please remember to get your parking pass and wristband.
PARENTS DROPPING CADETS OFF MAY NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE CADET HAS BEEN CHECKED IN. PARENTS MUST COME IN WITH THEIR CHILD.
PICK UP IS AT 1715 at same location.
HANGAR DUTY MONDAY (April 3)
WRISTBANDS AND PARKING PASSES ARE REQUIRED FOR MONDAY. If you need to pick up your wristband and parking pass please be at the Rocky Road gate (off Medulla Rd) at 0715 to pick them up. Cadets must have forms ready for inspection at the rally point.PARENTS MAY NOT LEAVE UNTIL CADETS HAVE HAD THEIR FORMS REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED. Senior Member’s driving in will receive a parking permit and will proceed out to the orange parking lot to park, then proceed through the gate and walk to the hangars. Duty times are 0800-2000 on Mon.
Pick up is also at Rocky Road gate at 2015. There is limited parking and you may need to circle the area until you see the CAP van and cadets arrive.
Airshow (Monday, April 3 – Sunday, April 9)
Arrival and Departure point is at the CAP bivouac check in trailer next to main entrance of SNF (Old Medulla Rd and Doolittle Rd. Follow CAP check in signs)
Please park out of the way of the RV’s and other visitors coming in and out. Do not approach the service center as they are not able to check you in- you must wait for a CAP van.
Arrival: The rally point will be manned from 0700-0900. Look for the CAP sign in the parking lot. Later arrivals will have to wait until there are enough personnel to justify sending a van- the later you arrive the longer the wait. The Registration Officer will verify each cadet’s forms are properly filled out and bivouac fee is paid (if applicable.) PARENTS MAY NOT LEAVE UNTIL CADETS HAVE HAD THEIR FORMS REVIEWED AND ACCEPTED.
Members arriving outside of the 0700-0900 check-in time may arrange pick-up by calling the Communications Unit 30 minutes prior to arrival at 1-863-430-4773 between 0900 and 1800. Arrivals outside of these hours are discouraged and should only be for emergencies, traffic delays, etc, but not planned. Outside of these hours, contact the following persons in this order:
1. Maj. Christina English 305-218-7821
2. Maj. Bill Hansen 860-304-1253
Participants driving a vehicle (corporate or personal) will follow the same instructions. A vehicle parking permit and further instructions will be issued at the rally point.
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 pick-up 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.
1. Communications Center- 1-863-430-4773 0800-1800 Tuesday – Sunday
2. Maj. Christina English 305-218-7821
3. Maj. Bill Hansen 860-304-1253
SUN ‘n FUN is the 2nd largest fly-in, air show, industry trade show, 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. While the SUN 'n FUN event is open to the public 4 to 9 April 2017, CAP volunteers are needed on the ground starting Friday 31 March to provide support to vendors during setup and conduct hangar access control.
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. CAP needs members to staff recruiting booths, assist the FAA, AOPA, and other organizations, help protect aircraft and vendors' areas with crowd control functions, demonstrate Cadet Program activities, and maybe even be "Cappy" for the DDR exhibit.Our biggest mission is crowd control and safety on the Warbirds ramp & flight line.
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 and aerospace related vendors, and cadets are welcome to participate in the many volunteer roles needed for a show of this size. Florida Wing will be heavily involved in this year's show just as it has in the past.
Click on the link just below the header to register today for the best chance of volunteering on the days of your choice and in the roles you'd prefer.
Set up of the Command Trailer and Communications Trailer will be done on Friday the 31st with the Hangar Duty on the 1 – 3 of April. The Airshow itself will run 4 -9 Apr 2017. Anyone wishing to participate in this year's event should go to the sign-up link below.
During the Air Show there will be different Duty stations including the FAA-VIP center, SNF Air Ops (Taxi ways), Recruiting, Helicopters.
There will be an organized bivouac on 5 - 9 April for members wishing to stay on-site. Meals will be provided starting with dinner on Wednesday. Cost of the bivouac is $35 per person and includes camping and meals. Each member must bring their own camping gear. Members wishing to bring an RV or camper trailer may purchase an RV pass from Sun n Fun via their website. Additional information on the bivouac will be provided to registered members we get closer to the event. Camping for members arriving early for hangar duty weekend can be arranged at no additional expense.
Please remember that we follow the Buddy system and CPPT guidelines.
Cadets: Be sure to check your school schedule to see if this falls during your spring break before registering. If you intend to miss school, be sure to discuss it with your parents and teachers first. We cannot provide excuse notes for missed school days.
Current Civil Air Patrol Senior Members who have completed Level One or Cadets who have completed the curry achievement and are in good standing. All participants must have GES ES rating. All personnel will need to show current CAP membership card, ES101 card and two (2) copies of CAPF161. Be sure you are safety current, check before you leave home.
Fee / Lodging
There is no fee for members coming and going for the day.
Members participating in the bivouac will have a fee to cover the cost of food and supplies. The cost is $35 and included meals from dinner Wednesday through breakfast Sunday. The deadline to cancel with refund is 27 March. No refunds will be available after this date. Lunches are provided by Sun n Fun all days.
CLICK HERE TO PAY FOR BIVOUAC!
Cadets must upload the following forms NLT 27 MARCH 2017:
1. CAPF 31
2. CAPF 32
3. CAPF 160
4. CAPF 161
5. CAPF 163
6. Cadet Shower Procedures Parental Consent(available for download at the bottom of this webpage)
Cadets must also bring 2 copies of each form with them to check-in. CADETS ARRIVING WITHOUT FORMS WILL BE SENT HOME!
Deadline for cadet staff applications: 1 March 2017.
Notification of staff selection will be made by 10 March 2017.
Transportation to and from the activity in Corporate vehicles/vans is provided "as available”. Privately owned vehicles travel to or from such activity is performed strictly at the member’s own risk (reference CAPR 77-1 and CAPR 52- 16) and expense and is not under CAP direction and control. CAP Aircraft are not permitted to fly in/out of Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport during Sun 'n Fun week.
Lunch will be provided by Sun 'n Fun for all registered participants during the airshow. Members participating in the bivouac will have breakfast and dinner provided starting with dinner on Wednesday through Breakfast on Sunday. Cost is still being determined but is estimated at $30-40. We will make an effort to keep costs as low as possible while still providing healthy and nutritious meals.
Uniform of the Day
All uniforms MUST BE clean, pressed and in good condition, and worn properly per regulations. Participants will maintain a well-groomed, professional image and demeanor at all times!
Recruiting and FAA Center uniform: Short sleeve blues uniform
All other areas: BDU's or corporate BBDU's
Senior Members who do not have BDU's are authorized to wear the gray slacks/ blue golf shirt combination.
Senior Members and Cadets assigned to Public Affairs should bring several sets of business casual civilian clothes- Polo shirt, khaki slacks, etc. PA staff may be required to attend press events at the media center where uniforms are severely out of place.
Cadet Command Staff should bring Class A Service Dress Blues with jacket- there may be a possibility of attending receptions or events as a representative of CAP.
For members participating in the bivouac that will be present a minimum of 5 days, laundry service will be provided on Friday. Only BDU's will be washed. Make sure to bring enough undergarments and other clothing to last your entire stay. BDU's must be clearly marked with owner's name and CAP ID# in permanent laundry pen.
Email any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.