Sun-N-Fun is a monumental aviation affair that takes place in Lakeland, FL. annually every April. It hosts hundreds ( literally ) of planes that attend this huge fly-in. The whole affair lasts almost a week and offers more to do and see than you can imagine. Over three days, I shot around 2,000 images. Here's a peek at a few.
This stunning P-40 was wearing its Flying Tiger dress. At the beginning of WW II, it was our nation's primary fighter airplane. Newer designs, however, relegated it to a support role is most combat areas. They were offering rides in this plane: $400 for about an 8 minute flight, topping out at $2800 for a full hour. I didn't see them getting much action.
This is one really rare airplane. The P-51 Mustang is perhaps the most storied fighter of WW II. However, even some aviation enthusiasts don't know that they made a twin-fuselage version of the P-51. There were very few made and I was told that this one is the only flyable one remaining. Shooting at events like this can be exceedingly frustrating. This such a rare plane, though, that I tried to give you as good a look at it as I could.
I hope JonaBeth doesn't see this scene and faint from sensory overload.