Fort Lauderdale Air Show Will Host Thunderbirds And Blue Angels In Back-To-Back Years
Recently announced at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, the Fort Lauderdale Air Show will host the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels at the upcoming 2018 and 2019 events.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2018 show from May 5-6 and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the 2019 show from May 4-5.
The Thunderbirds are the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron and are the Air Force’s Ambassadors in Blue. They represent 500,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force.
The Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern, high-performance aircrafts and the high degree of professional skill required to operate those aircrafts. The Thunderbirds squadron is composed of eight pilots (including six demonstration pilots), four support officers, four civilians and more than 100 enlisted personnel.
The Blue Angels is the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration squadron with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The six demonstration pilots fly F/A-18 Hornets in more than 30 shows at various locations throughout the U.S. each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays from their inaugural 1946 season.
Tickets for the 2018 show are now on sale at special intro pricing. Attendees can save 40 percent off the day-of-event price when they purchase tickets by Dec. 11.
For more information, visit fortlauderdaleairshow.com.