The 42nd Annual SUN ‘n FUN fly-in and aviation show kicks off next week in Lakeland, Florida. To help you navigate the airport grounds and keep track of all the events, the organizers again released an updated app for your iPhone, iPad and Android device. This includes a complete schedule, maps, food services and a digital radio feature to listen to the local ATC frequencies. Here’s a quick rundown of each feature:
SUN ‘n FUN Schedule – The complete daily schedule is included in the app, sorted by day of the week. You to quickly find details on seminars, workshops, airshows and evening events. You can “favorite” an event for quick sorting in the main menu, and click on an event to see the venue location right on the show grounds map.
Radio – This feature will be especially popular when at the show on your iPhone, since it allows you to listen to the local ATC frequencies in real time right in the app. Available channels include Lakeland ATIS, Lakeland Ground, Lakeland Tower and Tampa Approach. And as always it includes a live feed of the popular SUN ‘n FUN Radio broadcast.
Exhibitor List – A complete exhibitor list is included, along with the ability to favorite the ones you want to make you don’t miss. Just like with events, tap on any of the companies to pinpoint their location on the show grounds.
Food Vendors – All the restaurants and food vendors are displayed in the app, allowing you to quickly find both the type and location of each offering.
Interactive Map – The geo-referenced map will show your exact location on the show grounds (you’ll need a GPS when using the iPad version), helping to ensure you don’t get lost trying to find your next event or meeting location. You can also enable points of interest overlays, to help find the locations of things like ATMs, First Aid, Restrooms and Tram Stops.