Fort Lauderdale Air Show Nominated For USA Today's 10Best Air Shows In The Nation
In just its first year back, the Fort Lauderdale Air Show has already garnered some national recognition.
The beachfront air show was nominated among 20 mid-air stunt shows across the country for USA Today's Best Air Show poll.
Better yet, Fort Lauderdale Air Show currently sits atop the leaderboard at No. 1.
“Our goal was to bring a world class aviation event back to South Florida in 2016,” Bryan Lilley, air show president, said in a release. “With the unprecedented military support we received and multi-national jet teams performing, we accomplished just that.”
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show, which returned this May after a two-year hiatus, featured a power-packed lineup, including three co-headliners: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and Breitling Jet Team. The 2017 show will take place May 6 and 7.
Two aviation experts were selected to choose the 20 best air shows in the nation. Now, it's up to online voters to cast their vote in the Readers' Choice poll and select the 10 best.
Votes can be cast once per day until July 18. The 10 ranked winners will be announced July 22.
The 20 nominated air shows are:
Boeing Seafair Air Show, Seattle
CAF Airsho, Midland, Texas
Chicago Air and Water Show, Chicago
Cleveland National Air Show, Cleveland
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Florida International Air Show, Punta Gorda, Florida
Fort Lauderdale Air Show, Fort Lauderdale
Great Tennessee Air Show, Smyrna, Tennessee
MCAS Miramar Air Show, San Diego
Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend, Reading, Pennsylvania
NAS Oceana Air Show, Virginia Beach
NAS Pensacola Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show, Pensacola, Florida
National Championship Air Races, Reno, Nevada
National Warplane Museum Airshow, Geneseo, New York
Nellis Air Show & Open House, Nevada
Oregon International Air Show, Hillsboro, Oregon
Planes of Fame Air Show, Chino, California
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, Lakeland Florida
Vectren Dayton Air Show, Dayton, Ohio
Wings Over Houston Airshow, Houston