Going To The Fort Lauderdale Air Show This Weekend? Here’s What You Need To Know – CBS Miami
FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will do what they do best over the South Florida skies this weekend as they run this year’s Fort Lauderdale Air Show 2021.
The organizers urge those who go to the show to stay hydrated, arrive early, and maintain social distance.
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The show, which takes place on Saturday, May 8th and Sunday, May 9th, starts at around 11:45 am and lasts until around 3:00 pm
The organizers say the show will span a range of two miles, with the show center being Birch State Park. The show stretches from NE 19th Court to Las Olas Blvd.
If you go, say the organizers, this is the best area to see the event on the beach. As always, hearing protection is recommended for children under 5 years of age.
For safety reasons, spectators are prohibited from setting up chairs on the street along the cordoned-off area of the A1A.
Those who wish to see the show as it is meant to be enjoyed are encouraged to purchase tickets to the Drop Zone.
You can still see the show for free anywhere north or south of the beach event.
Boaters can also see the show as the U.S. Coast Guard has set up a security zone to prevent boat anchors from damaging the coral reefs offshore.
Organizers remind you to wear your mask in public areas unless you are seated and watching the show, which is at least 10 feet away from other groups.
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If you are driving to the event there are three public parking lots on the beach:
- Fort Lauderdale Beach Park (700 Seabreeze Boulevard)
- North Beach (east side of A1A from NE 13th Street to NE 18th Street)
- North Beach (south end – east and west sides from Sunrise Boulevard to NE 13th Street)
As always, you can take public transport, take a taxi, or use your favorite ride-sharing option.
Once you get there, relax and get ready to enjoy the show.
The Blue Angels performance in Fort Lauderdale will be one of the first in the F-18 Super Hornet. The team is switching from the old Hornet, an aircraft they have been flying for three decades.
The F-18 Super Hornet is bigger and has 40 percent more power than the old Hornet.
The team’s four-beam diamond performs a precision formation flight with the aircraft’s wing tips up to two feet apart while performing grinding, reverse rolling, and even high-powered spins. The team’s two solo jets perform high-energy maneuvers together and from opposite directions, approaching each other at a speed of nearly 1,000 miles per hour.
The F-16 Viper Demo Team will join the Blue Angels. The F-16 is the “sports car” of the US fighter jet community. As a single-engine jet with a pilot, it is slim, manoeuvrable and fast.
In addition to the Blue Angels and the F-16 Viper Demo Team, the Geico Skytypers, the Red Bull helicopter, the aerobatic pilots Mike Wiskus and Kirby Chambliss and the US Special Operations Command Parachute Team will also be on display.
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The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will again be held as part of a series of “Stay Safe and Separate Initiatives” to ensure the safety of guests and spectators at this year’s event.