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Aerobatic Champion MIke Wiskus' air show aircraft, the Lucas Oil Pitts S1-11b airplane, is the only one in the world like it. (CBS4)

Aerobatic Champion MIke Wiskus’ air show aircraft, the Lucas Oil Pitts S1-11b airplane, is the only one in the world like it. (CBS4)

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will soar above Fort Lauderdale Beach this weekend for the inaugural Lauderdale Air Show and they won’t be alone.

Spectators will also be able to marvel at a number of other aerobatic acts, including the grace and magic of Rob Holland, 2011 Freestyle Aerobatic World Champion and Aerobatic Champion Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts.

Both Holland and Wiskus took to the skies over South Florida early Thursday morning to practice their risky maneuvers ahead of this weekend’s highly anticipated air show.

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Mike’s air show aircraft, the Lucas Oil Pitts S1-11b airplane, is the only one in the world like it.

He’ll shoot past the audience at over 260 miles per hour pulling straight up and tumbling end over end then hover his aircraft like a helicopter.

The Lauderdale Air Show takes place April 28-29.

WEB VIDEO EXTRA: Amazing Aerobatics Preview To The Lauderdale Air Show

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