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FT. LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – There will be almost much traffic on the ground as there will be in the skies over Ft. Lauderdale Beach as tens of thousands are expected to look to the skies Saturday for the first of two days of aerobatic displays with the return of the Ft. Lauderdale Air Show.

Complete 2012 Lauderdale Air Show Guide

A preview Friday gave the public a chance to see what’s on tap for Saturday’s show, which is expected to face a small chance of rain.

The show hits the high skies Saturday and will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and will include the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles Flag Jump, the U.S. Navy Seals Leap Frogs and demos by the U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Team, as well as the Black Diamond Jet Team and the Red Bull Air Force One.

Saturday April 28th
9:00 a.m. Display Village, Drop Zone Premium Viewing opens
10:00 a.m. Clubhouse Chalet, Colonel’s Club VIP Stand & Chalets open
12:00 p.m. Lauderdale Air Show 2012- Show Center at Sunrise Blvd & A1A

  • 101st Airborne Flag Jump
  • U.S. Navy Seals Leap Frogs
  • Holland/Goulian head-to-head
  • F-5 formation flight
  • Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts
  • Black Diamond Jet Team
  • Rob Holland – 2011 Free Style Aerobatic Champion
  • F-18 Hornet demo
  • Mike Goulian in the Goodyear Extra 330SC
  • B-1 Bomber 3-pass flight
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue demo
  • Red Bull Helicopter, Air Force, Kirby Chambliss
  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

4:00 p.m. Air Show After Party – Open to the public – Sunrise Village at the Sandbar
7:00 p.m. Performer Party – Open to the Public – Vibe Ultra Lounge on Las Olas
7:30 p.m. Navy Seals/101st Airborne joint parachute team jump – Hooters at the Seminole Hard Rock

GALLERY: Amazing Air Show Acrobatic Antics

If you plan to go, a number of roads have been closed. If you are not planning to attend the show, organizers strongly suggest you avoid the area.

Click here for a complete list of road closures.

There are multiple ways to enjoy the show. For the optimal Air Show experience, audiences can purchase VIP tickets, boat owners can purchase a WFTL 850 Air Show Radio and watch the show from the shore line, and families who want a view of the show can arrive the day of and find a spot at the Family Zone at no cost.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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