Sun ‘n Fun is a “Fly-in” and airshow held each annually at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, usually in April.
Participants include pilots flying their own homebuilt, vintage, restored ex-military aircraft, as well as some current display team and soloist. Among the others (including the Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 “Fifi”, world’s last flying Superfortress; the Black Diamond team and several military and civil aircraft in static display), this year’s edition featured the USAF Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy F-18 East Tactical Demo of the VFA-106 “Gladiators” and the USMC AV-8B Harrier Demo of the VMA-542.
The accompanying selection of photographs was taken by Al Clark during the practice airshow, Friday, Mar. 30, and during the official airshow on Saturday, Mar. 31. The photos were taken from off the airshow grounds in order to facilitate better photographic opportunities.
If you want to know which other planes were at Lakeland during the last weekend, the following video provides an overview on some of the hundred other aircraft attenting Sun n’ Fun 2012.
- F-18 shows “God’s light” deploying flares at airshow (theaviationist.com)