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Updated: 04/25/2014 10:45:34PM
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The Lima Lima Flight Team performs at the Florida International Air Show Saturday afternoon at the Punta Gorda Airport.

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A nose-on view of a Thunderbird F-16, present for this year's Florida International Air Show. Organizers are hoping better weather Sunday will see these beauties in the air.

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A view of Charlotte County from the open top hatch of the B-17.

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The B-17 was the plane that defeated the Nazis in Europe during World War II. It was a long-range bomber that could fly from England to Germany, carrying a full bomb load, and then return, sometimes on only one engine. The plane could sustain considerable damage from German fighters and maintain airworthyness for the return flight.

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"Panchito," a restored B-25 medium-range World War II bomber. The B-25 became famous as the first U.S. plane to bomb Japan in the early stages of the war. The B-25s were launched from aircraft carriers, and were commanded by Gen. James Doolittle.

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Judy DeSantis belts out 1950s music in front of a Douglas DC-3, configured as a American Airlines passenger carrier from the '50s.

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A T-6X trainer entertains the crowd at the Florida International Air Show Saturday in Punta Gorda.

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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds even park in precision order.

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Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcons, Saturday at the 2014 Florida International Air Show.

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The U.S. Air Force precision flying team, the Thunderbirds.

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The 34th Annual Florida International Air Show ran into some rough weather Saturday, but Sunday’s forecast is looking up.

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