April 28, 2009
By Mike Collins
Click the image above to view a slideshow.
After the sun set April 24 on AOPA Day at Sun ’n Fun, the night sky came alive—with the day’s second airshow.
Wait a minute. A night airshow?
You better believe it. Airplanes, a helicopter, and even the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team participated in the event, which is a Sun ’n Fun tradition. These nocturnal airshow acts employed a combination of pyrotechnics and special lighting so an appreciative audience could watch them pirouette across the sky.
A fireworks display marked the conclusion of the night airshow.
The accompanying slideshow, photographed by AOPA Pilot Editor Mike Collins, shows the view from the Sun ’n Fun flight line.
Mike Collins has worked for AOPA’s media network since 1994. He holds a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating.
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AOPA and the National Business Aviation Association have jointly filed an amicus, or friend of the court, brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the ongoing legal battle over the future of Santa Monica Municipal Airport.
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