Date(s) - Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021
Fort Lauderdale Beach
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will headline the upcoming 2021 Fort Lauderdale Air Show over Fort Lauderdale Beach, May 8-9.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performance in Fort Lauderdale will be one of the first in the F-18 Super Hornet. The team is transitioning from the legacy Hornet, an aircraft they have flown for three decades. The F-18 Super Hornet is larger and has 40 percent more power than the legacy Hornet and spectators will see a difference in their performance because of the new jets.
The team’s four-jet diamond performs precision formation flight with the aircraft wingtips as close as two feet apart while performing loops, inverted rolls, and even high-performance turns. The two solo jets perform high energy maneuvers together and from opposite directions close in on each other at almost 1,000 mph.
During the show’s finale, the six Blue Angels jets come together in the delta formation, flying difficult formations and signature breaks that fill the sky with speed, sound, and smoke trails.
Joining the Blue Angels in the performer lineup will be the F-16 Viper Demo Team. The F-16 is the “Sports Car” of the U.S. military fighter jet community. A single engine, single pilot jet, it is sleek, highly maneuverable, and fast. The F-16 Viper Demo Team shows off the full capabilities of the jet including high speed maneuvers at over 600 mph and G wrenching turns where the pilot will feel over nine times the weight of his own body. The demo routine will include inverted spins and a three-mile climb straight up that will take less than 10 seconds.
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show will once again take place under a series of “Stay Safe and Separate Initiatives” to ensure the safety of guests and spectators at this year’s event. For more information, please visit the event website.
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is the second stop on the AirDotShow Live Tour that will visit six destinations in 2021 including Cocoa Beach, Florida; Atlanta; Ocean City; Maryland; New York; and Orlando. For more information on the tour please visit https://air.show