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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.

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“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