Air and Sea Show kicks off National Military Appreciation Month

May 1, 2005

The McDonald's Air & Sea Show, celebrating its 11th anniversary April 30 to May 1, showcases the world's most advanced stealth fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, and the nation's biggest and fastest offshore powerboats. The annual event kicks off May's National Military Appreciation Month and is one of the largest spectator events, drawing more than 4 million people to the beaches over 2 days.

May 1

- Fort Lauderdale, FL - The McDonald's Air & Sea Show, celebrating its 11th anniversary April 30 to May 1, showcases the world's most advanced stealth fighter jet, the F-22 Raptor, and the nation's biggest and fastest offshore powerboats. The annual event kicks off May's National Military Appreciation Month and is one of the largest spectator events, drawing more than 4 million people to the beaches over 2 days.

Crowds are treated to an exhibition of some of the finest technology in the U.S. military's arsenal, including the U.S. Air Force B2 Stealth Bomber, B-1B Lancer Bomber, F-15 Eagle, U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet, and U.S. Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier Jet.

Spectators will be able to see the F-22 Raptor, the nation's most significant addition to its fighter jet fleet. The stealth fighter is so advanced that it can cruise at supersonic speeds without using telltale afterburners. It can outmaneuver all current and projected threat aircraft to establish absolute control over the skies in any battlefield.

Also, the national championship series Offshore Super Boat International/American Power Boat Association race also will occur on both days of the show.

Air and sea activities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Saturday evening entertainment runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Best viewing areas for the show are between Oakland Park Blvd. and Las Olas Blvd.