FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – In just two weeks, an Air Show returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach for the first time in 5 years and with it comes 300,000 pounds that can break the speed of sound.
It’s the B-1 Bomber, known in the Air Force as the Bone. The B-1B Lancer is the backbone of the USAF Air Combat Command’s bomber fleet. Its speed, agility, range and jamming capability make it one of the most lethal weapons in the U.S. arsenal.
The B-1 Bomber rounds out an all-star, four-hour, lineup of many of the nation’s top military and civilian acts headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.
The lineup includes:
- USAF Thunderbirds
- USN F-18 Hornet demo
- B-1 Bomber 3-pass demo
- F-15 Eagles
- A-10 Warthogs
- F-5 Tigers
- USCG Search & Rescue Demo
- The Navy Seal Leap Frogs and 101st Airborne will also jump into the show.
- Black Diamond Jet Team
- GEICO Skytypers
- Freestyle Aerobatic World Champion Rob Holland
- Red Bull Helicopter
“We assembled a 4-hour wall-to-wall line up of the nation’s best” said Bryan Lilley, President of the Lauderdale Air Show. “You’d be hard pressed to find a lineup of performers of this caliber or diversity anywhere else in the nation.”
The Lauderdale Air Show will take place on April 28-29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. centered at Sunrise Blvd and State Road A1A.
General viewing from the beach is free.
Tickets for premium viewing in the Bennett Auto Supply Drop Zone at Show Center Beach start at $29. VIP hospitality from $129 in the Clubhouse Chalet and $219 in the Colonel’s Club is available and includes reserved parking in Birch State Park.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.lauderdaleairshow.com or call (877) 377-8499.
Drop Zone tickets can also be purchased at any Bennett Auto Supply store.
You can also watch the show from the water but boaters must anchor only in the “Spectator Viewing Area.” Click Here for the Lauderdale Air Show Boat Map for more information about the safety zone and rules and regulations for boaters.