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2015 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In & Expo wows visitors

The USAF Thunderbirds are headlining the airshow at Sun 'n Fun. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

Sun ‘n Fun is an international fly-in and airshow held annually at the Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in Florida. The event boasts an impressive roster of performers and hosts a staggering number of private aircraft from around the globe. Last year, Sun ‘n Fun drew an estimated 200,000 visitors as well as thousands of aircraft. Attendees each year include a wide range of experimental aircraft, vintage planes, warbirds, home-built planes, and military displays. There are also representatives and exhibitors on hand from various aerospace firms, a weekend car show, luncheons, forums, workshops and more.

This year’s airshow performances were headlined by the Breitling Jet Team–making their debut in the United States–and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Daily airshows are held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT and will continue through this weekend. Today’s show will pick up again at 8:00 p.m. EDT with special night performances and a grand finale with fireworks.

For more information, including directions and admission, visit the Sun ‘n Fun website.

A P-51D Mustang and P-40 Warhawk of the Texas Flying Legends Museum pass by in formation during Wednesday's airshow. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

A P-51D Mustang and P-40 Warhawk of the Texas Flying Legends Museum pass by in formation during Wednesday’s airshow. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

The Breitling Jet Team makes their US debut at Sun 'n Fun. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

The Breitling Jet Team makes their US debut at Sun ‘n Fun. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

Doug Matthews performs in the F-86 Sabre during Wednesday's airshow. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

Doug Matthews performs in the F-86 Sabre during Wednesday’s airshow. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team cuts through the night Wednesday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

The Aeroshell Aerobatic Team cuts through the night Wednesday evening. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

A P-51D Mustang sits on the warbird ramp while performers in the night airshow streak overhead. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

A P-51D Mustang sits on the warbird ramp while performers in the night airshow streak overhead. Photo Credit: Michael Deep / SpaceFlight Insider

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Mike is a photographer from Tampa Bay with a passion for aviation and spaceflight as subjects. In 2011, he began covering events at Kennedy Space Center, including the final space shuttle missions and the retirement of the shuttle orbiters. Mike currently covers NASA, USAF and SpaceX launches at Cape Canaveral.

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