2017 Ford Lauderdale Air Show

Taking place May 6 and 7, the Ford Lauderdale Air Show will be headlined by the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds and will feature military jet demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper, U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet and the Harrier Jump Jet.

The sensational Sean D. Tucker will make his first appearance in Fort Lauderdale in a decade and the GEICO Skytypers will return once again this year.

The Geico Skytypers fly six vintage training planes—all 75-year-old aircraft maintained by a full-time staff of expert mechanics. Their demonstration at the Fort Lauderdale Air Show will include combat tactics and maneuvers used during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

The Skytypers are also known for writing giant, 1,000-foot-tall messages in the sky. Their planes are outfitted to release smoke in sync, which can produce an entire letter in three to four seconds. Each letter is taller than the Empire State Building.

“People on the ground can see our messages from 15 miles away,” Steve Kapur, the Geico Skytypers’ marketing officer, said in a release. “The messages appear in dot-matrix style, but on a monumental scale and 17 times faster than traditional skywriting.”

For information on tickets, full event lineup, performers updates and places to stay while in Fort Lauderdale, visit: http://fortlauderdaleairshow.com/