Lauderdale Air Show – Going back in time

My wife and I were in Ft. Lauderdale FL this past weekend to attend a friend of family wedding. It occurred on the same weekend, April 28th as the Lauderdale Air Show. The Air Show had been postponed for 5 years due to financial issues. Those in the South Florida community appeared to be ready for this revival Air Show weekend.

The good part to the Lauderdale Air Show is the practice runs – which started on Thursday, April 26 and went to Friday, the 27th. Both days were picture perfect. We were staying at The Westin on A1A and the performance was over a stretch of the Atlantic beach along the Lauderdale waterfront. Most displays as some point flew in front of or over Westin or the nearby W. I was able to pull out some shots with my 120mm lens but I was ill equipped to get close enough to make out the details of the planes.

But I was able to get some framed shots that gives you a flavor for the event. I decided to color most of the following photos in a vintage filter to give them a tropical setting – reminiscent of a WWII setting. I also used the filters due to the Saturday, April 28th overcast sky.

Here are a few of my favorites from that slice of time.

Thursday, April 26th  – jets streaking skyward  – over the Atlantic along A1A –  at Fleet Week and Lauderdale Air ShowVintage Vietnam Era jets flying over The W on A1AVintage WWII planes in formation over The Westin heading East out towards the AtlanticThe LUCAS Bi-Plane leaving a smoke trail as seen from the pool deck at The Westin