Fort Lauderdale Air Show This Weekend


The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is taking flight Saturday and Sunday above the sand just north of Sunrise Boulevard.

"There have been very few air shows conducted around the world this year due to the pandemic, so I think they're (pilots) anxious to get down here and show the South Florida folks what they can do," says show spokesperson Chris Dirato.

Even though the headliner for the original May show, the Thunderbirds, pulled out because their season is already over, the U.S. Air Force is pulling out all the stops. All four of its fighter jet demonstration teams - the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lighting II, F-16 Viper and A-10 Thunderbolt II - are scheduled to perform.

Click here for the full list of performers.

"The Air Force never sends those assets to the same air show, so it's sort of a special treat for South Florida aviation fans," stresses Dirato.

Along with the fighter jets, there will be civilian acrobatic performers and a heritage flight showcasing the Air Force's past, present and future.

Beach viewing safety procedures include mask requirements, increased sanitizations and the urging of social distancing.

The show will be livestreamed.