Sun 'n Fun Snapshots

As Sun 'n Fun approaches, the editor-in-chief pulls out a few snapshots of shows in the recent past.

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Texans fly through the bottom of a formation loop in front of the crowds at Sun 'n Fun on a picture perfect day.
(Photography by Robert Goyer)
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A pair of vintage warbird jets, a red Lockheed T-33 and a North American F-86, fly by at low altitude.
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Christen Eagles flying by, smoke on, ready to pull.
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Visitors checking out a new engine design.
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A Kolb Firestar flares in the crosswind for landing at Paradise City, Sun 'n Fun's ultralight strip.
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Helio Courier pilots enjoy a sunny morning shooting the breeze.
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Showgoers check out a vintage Beech D18.
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A palm-line back alley at Sun 'n Fun. The slower pace is a big part of the attraction.
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Exhibitors selling everything from ultralights to bizjets come to Lakeland every year to hawk their wares and just say hi to the visitors.
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Good times come and good times go. An Epic turboprop reflects the beautiful Central Florida day.
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Showgoers busy going somewhere or busy just going around.
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It is hard to see airplanes, like this AirCam on amphibious floats, sitting when it could be flying.