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Sun 'n Fun splendor, spectacle

Sun glinting off the silver skin of a North American P–51 Mustang, aviation stars mingling with their enthusiastic admirers, and sleek new airplanes that will make flying fun for generations to come are among the sights we captured as the aviation event season kicked off in Lakeland, Florida.

  • A P-51 Mustang named "Swamp Boss" entertains the airshow crowd at the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • Admiring the AOPA Sweepstakes Grumman Tiger. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • AOPA's Dave Hirschman applies an AOPA logo decal to the wing of the Extra 300L generously donated to AOPA to support creation of pilot training and safety products. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • Airshow star and aerobatic champion pilot Mike Goulian takes a turn on the True Course virtual reality simulator at the AOPA Campus. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • Mike Goulian meets with fan Francisco Salas Roche at an AOPA meet and greet. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • Mike Goulian speaks with AOPA Air Safety Institute Senior Vice President Richard McSpadden at an AOPA meet and greet at Sun 'n Fun. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • The Pipistrel Panthera and Pipistrel Alpha Electro on display at Pipistrel’s booth. Pipistrel, in the process of being acquired by Textron, is expected to continue developing new aircraft with a degree of independence. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • The Pipistrel Panthera sits on display at Pipistrel’s booth. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • The Pipistrel Panthera sits on display at Pipistrels Sun ‘n Fun booth. Photo by Niki Britton.
  • Sun 'n Fun attendees fill the grassy viewing area to watch the airshow. Photo by Niki Britton.

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Topics: Sun 'n Fun

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