We are not going to be making it out to the boat this weekend but as the saying goes. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
Lori and I were luck enough to attend Fun N Sun, a fly in airshow in Lakeland Florida with friends and family.
If you have never attended an airshow let me say they are fun. They have static displays in addition to flight demonstrations. This show is even better as it is at a private facility and a large percentage of the attendants fly in for the show. All the static displays arrived under their own power.
Here are a few.
There were also a ton of non military planes on display, all of which we could walk around and look at and touch if desired.
A lot of the private planes were for sale.
As we walked around there were acrobatic demonstrations going on, old warbirds, new biplanes, commuter planes, helocopters, all types.
Of course the the highlight of the day was the AirForce Thunderbirds flying their F-16s.
They were great. Starting their show at 5pm and going for quite a while.
After the the Thunderbirds we got to witness the spectacle of all the folks that flew in rushing to get out of the airport before dark as they close the airport after dark for the fly in and some folks did not wish to spend the night.
This included some of the larger planes including the B-17.
Note that spectators are still close by.
As we were sitting sitting in a tent a lot of planes taxied by on their way out to the runway.
After things quieted down a bit we took all hopped in the back of Bunk and Di’s truck for the ride back to their place. The ride back gives you a hint of the scale of the event.
Note the tents set up by a large number of planes so their pilots could stay the night.
After getting back their puppy was thrilled to see use.
What a spectacular time. A must do.