FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the upcoming 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show.

The show on Fort Lauderdale Beach will be held on May 8th and 9th.

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Always a crowd-pleaser, the Blue Angels performance in Fort Lauderdale will be one of the first in the F-18 Super Hornet. The team is transitioning from the legacy Hornet, an aircraft they have flown for three decades.

The F-18 Super Hornet is larger and has 40 percent more power than the legacy Hornet.

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The team’s four-jet diamond performs precision formation flight with the aircraft wingtips as close as two feet apart while performing loops, inverted rolls, and even high-performance turns. The team’s two solo jets will perform high-energy maneuvers together and from opposite directions and close in on each other at almost 1,000 mph.

Joining the Blue Angels in the performance lineup will be the F-16 Viper Demo Team. The F-16 is the “Sports Car” of the U.S. military fighter jet community. A single engine, single pilot jet, it is sleek, highly maneuverable, and fast.

In addition to the Blue Angels and the F-16 Viper Demo Team, the show will also include the Geico Skytypers, the Red Bull helicopter, aerobatic pilots Mike Wiskus and Kirby Chambliss, and the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team.

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The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will once again take place under a series of “Stay Safe and Separate Initiatives” to ensure the safety of guests and spectators at this year’s event. Team