The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to South Florida to headline the Fort Lauderdale Air Show presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau when it soars over Fort Lauderdale Beach for the third straight year on May 5-6, 2018!
The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Parachute Team, called the Para-Commandos, will also be participating in the Air Show. They are composed of volunteers from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and U.S. government civilians who are assigned to Special Operations Command.
The Fort Lauderdale Air and Sea Show is returning in 2010!
This popular event was canceled in 2008 after losing the major sponsor and no company or companies stepped in to replace McDonald’s. No doubt the economy was a factor.
In the news yesterday we learned that the event is returning with a new name and a new look the Air Lauderdale Beach Fest.
If you have never heard of this event or plan to visit South Florida this coming April, then this is an event you don’t want to miss. In the past the air and sea show was a salute to the military and featured military planes, skydivers and special forces. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and civilian stunt flying took turns whizzing by and dazzling viewers with nail-biting stunt flying and a kaleidoscope of changing geometric formations.
In 2010 the air show is scheduled for April 24 and 25 and will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Fleet Week, April 23 to May 3.
This time there is an admission charge but officials say it will be minimal.
So before or after the event, if you’re inspired to take a couple of lessons in stunt flying or just fly an airplane upright, just call me to make an appointment in advance!