Rumbling overhead? Vintage air show over bay area pays homage to MacDill

World War II aircraft fly near downtown Tampa early Wednesday morning. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]
World War II aircraft fly near downtown Tampa early Wednesday morning. [SKIP O'ROURKE | Times]
Published April 22 2015

TAMPA — Early birds with an eye on the sky Wednesday morning may see a rare air show roaring over the Tampa Bay area.

Sun 'n Fun, a Lakeland-based company that hosts air shows, plans to launch a pack of vintage military planes into the sky at 8 a.m. as part of the Tampa Bay Defense Alliance's historic salute to MacDill Air Force Base.

Held in Lakeland through Saturday, the 41st annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo features commemorative exhibits, student tours, military history and the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, African-American pilots who fought in World War II.

"Sun 'n Fun is thrilled to recognize the men and women in service around the world by sending vintage military aircraft over MacDill," said Sun 'n Fun CEO John Leenhouts.

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