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Sun ‘n Fun 2017 is in full swing in Lakeland, Florida. AOPA photographers were on the scene to capture the action at the night airshow April 5 as well as a U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice session—the Blue Angels are scheduled to headline the Saturday and Sunday airshows. At the AOPA campus, attendees can watch drone demonstrations; take care of membership needs; get a look at the AOPA Flight Planner; attend educational seminars at the AOPA Program Pavilion, including a seminar about demystifying the flight test; and more.

  • The Phillips 66 Aerostars, flying two Yak-52s, perform at the April 5 twilight airshow. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Dan Buchanan, flying his powered hang glider, performs at the April 5 twilight airshow. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Matt Younkin, flying a Twin Beech named "Magic by Moonlight," performs at the April 5 twilight airshow. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Ken Rieder and Jon Thocker of Redline Airshows, flying Van's Aircraft RV-8s that they built themselves, perform at the April 5 twilight airshow. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Ken Wittekiend, left, a designated pilot examiner from Texas, and Chuck Gensler of Colorado--the 2017 Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year--present a seminar on demystifying the FAA flight test in the AOPA Program Pavilion. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • The U.S. Navy's flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, practice at Sun 'n Fun after arriving in Lakeland on Thursday. They will headline the Sun 'n Fun airshows on Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • The Blue Angels practice in advance of their airshow performances, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • The AOPA tent is a popular destiation on the Sun 'n Fun campus. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Attendees watch a demonstration of a DJI unmanned aerial system in AOPA's drone cage. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • AOPA's Eddie Tyeryar, left, demonstrates the AOPA Flight Planner to Ron Carnes of Pulaski, Tennessee, in the AOPA tent. Photo by Mike Collins.
  • Airshow performer Patty Wagstaff signs autographs and poses for pictures with fans at the AOPA campus. Photo by Alyssa Miller.
  • AOPA's Melinda Brown helps members in the AOPA tent. Photo by Mike Collins.
Topics: Airshow, Sun n Fun

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