The Lakeland Aero Club will do a flyby in a formation with a Piper L-18C, Piper PA-11, and an American Champion 7EC Champ to recognize and thank our frontline workers at Lakeland Fire Department; Lakeland Police Department; Lakeland Regional Health; Polk County Sheriff’s Operations Center, Northwest & Southwest Command Centers; and Watson Clinic.
Selected viewing locations below:
- Lakeland Fire Department, 701 E. Main St.
- Lakeland Police Department, 219 N. Massachusetts Ave.
- Lakeland Regional Health, 1324 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
- Polk County Sheriff’s Operations Center, 1891 Jim Keene Blvd. in Winter Haven
- Polk County Sheriff’s Northwest Command Center, 1045 W Wedgewood Estates Blvd
- Polk County Sheriff’s Southwest Command Center, 4120 US-98
- Watson Clinic, 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Residents are welcome to watch the flyby from any public parking lot or park, in keeping with social distancing recommendations. Please do not plan to watch the flyby in any of the aforementioned agencies’ parking lots, as those spots are reserved for patient care and emergency situations.
The Lakeland Aero Club is the largest youth flying club in the world based at the Sun ‘n Fun/ACE campus at the Lakeland Linder International Airport. They have 85 active members, four flying aircrafts and five project aircrafts. Their mission is to inspire young people to get involved in aviation by “Making tomorrow’s greatest aviators today.” The club is student run and operated, meaning the students are the ones who build, maintain, restore, and fly the aircraft. This includes the aircraft you will see during the flyby.