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Canadian Forces Snowbirds, Aerobatic Pilot Sean D. Tucker Will Be Performing At The 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show

The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds and other high-flying acts will be heading to Fort Lauderdale Beach this spring for the return of the air show, organizers announced Tuesday.

The 2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show, set to take place May 6 and 7, will also feature a demonstration of the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey, which can take off and land vertically like a helicopter, plus aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker, who has been flying in air shows around the globe since the 1970s. 

This will be Tucker's first appearance in Fort Lauderdale in a decade.

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The Snowbirds performed during the Air Show's highly anticipated return in 2016 alongside the famed U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Breitling Jet Team from France.

The GEICO Skytypers, known for writing 1,000-foot-tall messages in the sky, are also set to come back for the 2017 show. Pilots Mike Wiskus and John Black are part of the lineup as well. Additional acts, including jet demos from the U.S. Air Force and Navy, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Daily tickets for the drop zone on the beach start at $22 per adult and $11 per child, and VIP tickets to the Flight Line Club—which includes a tent with shaded seating, concert-quality narration, catered lunch and unlimited beverages—are $137.50.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

Ford is the sponsor of the Air Show, and the brand has been worked into the official name. 

Photo of Sean D. Tucker of Team Oracle courtesy Ford Lauderdale Air Show
Photo of Geico Skytypers in action via Flickr/Walter