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Sun 'n Fun in photos

Formations of vintage fighters, the first U.S. Navy Blue Angels arrival, and hot air balloons glowing in the twilight are a few of our favorite images that photojournalist Phelan M. Ebenhack took during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida. Click images to enlarge.

Beechcraft T-34 Mentor aircraft fly in formation during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Douglas C-47 Skytrain “Placid Lassie” performs in the airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo attendees stroll past the static display area on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A P-51 Mustang flies in formation with a pair of F-22 Raptors during the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Three North American T-28 Trojans form up over the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. An Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros performs in the airshow during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. An S.211 Marchetti flies in the airshow during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Airshow attendees came prepared for rain, shine (and intense sun) at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Regina Wilkins, medical intensive care unit manager at Lakeland Regional Hospital, gets flight instructions after being selected for the Key Influencer ride on Blue Angels No. 7 during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron C-130 Fat Albert plane arrives to the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. An Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros performs in the airshow during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Warbirds fly in close formation during the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Warbirds fly in close formation during the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A Boeing Stearman flies during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A Boeing Stearman and a Beechcraft T-34 Mentor fly in opposite directions. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. U.S. Navy Blue Angels No. 7 made its arrival during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Attendees seek shelter from the sun under the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber “Panchito” during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair attracts attention during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Beechcraft T-34 Mentors taxi to the runway during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Beechcraft T-34 Mentor pilots prepare to taxi to the runway during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. The U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos parachute team uses smoke and pyrotechnics  during the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A young airshow enthusiast keeps his eyes on the action while adjusting his headset during the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A Boeing C-17 Globemaster commands attention during the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. An aircraft flies into the sunset during the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A Corsair and a North American P-51 Mustang fly into the sunset at the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Scenes during the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo evening airshow on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. The AeroShell Aerobatic Team makes a dramatic dive during the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. Airshow attendees capture the moment during the night airshow at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A balloon glow lights up the sky below the night airshow of the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack. A crowd gathers to watch the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo night airshow on April 14. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack.

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