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SUN 'n FUN Florida Air Show and Fly-In 2018 -- The Day Before - airailimages
It's all about the promise of Spring and good flying weather as thousands of aviators and flying fans gather at Lakeland, Florida, for the 2018 SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In and Expo. From 10-15 April, the airport hosts antiques, warbirds, military aircraft, homebuilts, and general aviation airplanes and the people who appreciate them.
SUN 'n FUN 2018 LIVE Broadcast - LiveAirShowTV
After a long cold winter, it's time for some Sun 'n Fun! Watch the LIVE broadcast of the Sun 'n Fun air show, Friday 4/13 - Sun 4/15, plus the premiere of the Pre-Flight Show starting at 9:30 EDT.
WOW! It's Air Show Season! - International Council of Air Shows
Visit the official air show calendar at for details on your favorite shows and performers!
WOW! Bucket Air Show at Le Saint Barth - Johnny Aubin
INCREDIBLE! Video shot at the Le Saint Barth Bucket Air Show
Paris Air Show 2017: KC-390 Aerial Demonstration - Pratt & Whitney
Embraer's KC-390 was part of the flying display at the Paris Air Show on Monday, June 19. The KC-390 is powered by IAE V2500 engines.
Post Sun n' Fun Sale! -
Didn't make it to Sun n' Fun this year? You can still grab a souvenir from one of the year's biggest events!
Amazing Australian Airshow Wings Over Illawarra 2017 - Mark F63
Over 30000 aviation enthusiasts attended Wings Over Illawarra 2017 to see amazing planes flown by skilled pilots. Witness their incredible flying in slow motion.
Red Bull Air Race Announces 2017 Calendar - Red Bull Air Race
The 2017 season of the Red Bull Air Race will begin with its diamond 75th race and conclude at the motorsport mecca; Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Behind the Scenes at an Airshow! - AOPALive
Jill Tallman reports from Dayton.
High Winds at Las Vegas Motor Speedway fort the Red Bull Air Race 2016 - Red Bull Air Race
High winds brought delays to the competition, but once pylons were fixed, the pilots who took to the skies put on a show.
Lancaster Warbirds on Parade 2016 - Erik Johnston
I arrived late to this years Lancaster Warbirds on Parade show. I had about three hours to shoot as much as I could as the planes and cars were leaving.
34 Vans Aircraft Oshkosh Mass Arrival Sunday July 24 2016. - George Ford
Great video by George Ford! On Sunday July 26th a flight including 34 aircraft arrive at Oshkosh WI. Meet the pilots and see what it's like flying in the cockpit of a Vans RV.
Flying Legends 2016 Clip, Red Bull P-38 and Corsair - FlyingMachinesTV
First of a series of brief clips from our official DVD and Blu-ray of the 2016 Flying Legends Air Show.
See what the pilot sees! U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds - U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
You may have seen the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Solo's demonstration from the ground, now see it from the cockpit of Thunderbird 5.
MODAERO NextGen Aviation Festival - MODAERO Fest
MODAERO 2016 is coming to Conroe, TX March 16-19, 2016. It's the first-ever Aviation Festival for the next generation of pilots and aviation professionals. Visit for more information.

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