2013 Lauderdale Air Show | Sat., April 20, 2013

  • Jason Newberg is partly visible in the cockpit of the Air Hogs Extra 300 as he performs aerobatics above Fort Lauderdale beach on Saturday, April 20, 2013 during the Lauderdale Air Show. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • A girl playing in the water opens her arms to the sky as a Black Diamond Jet Team does a low run. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Colonel Fulgencio Saura, air attaché to the Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C., coordinated the visit and performances of the Spanish Air Force's aerobatic parachute team at the Lauderdale Air Show. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Tatiana Rosenblum captures the action with her camera. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Members of the Benzing family -- from left, Shaun and his dad Bob, Rick (Bob's brother) and his oldest son Adam, admire the airborne wonders during the Lauderdale Air Show. The family lives in Danbury, Conn. and has visited Fort Lauderdale for every air show presented, Rick Benzing said. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • The Black Diamond Jet Team's L-39s in Arctic camouflage paint leave smoke trails. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • The Solis family, Alfa, 8, left, Maya, 8, Fernando and Raquel, who live in Coral Springs, watch the Lauderdale Air Show under their military-themed umbrella on Saturday. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Members of the Spanish Air Force's aerobatic parachute team escort a large Spanish flag as they make a synchronized landing on Fort Lauderdale beach. JOSE GUERREIRA/Special To The Miami Herald / JOSE GUERREIRA/Special To The Miami Herald

  • Four Black Diamond Jet Team L-39s wow the crowd attending the Lauderdale Air Show. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Lauderdale Air Show featured speed, aerobatics and thrills above Fort Lauderdale Beach. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Near the end of their performance, one pilot of the GEICO Skytypers Air Show team flies his plane away from the formation as a show of honor to fallen military members. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Bryan Lilley, president of Lauderdale Air Show, describes aerial feats by Black Diamond Jet Team pilot Dale "Snort" Snodgrass. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • The Lucas Oil Parachute Team ascends in formation. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • A member of the Spanish Air Force's aerobatic parachute team carries the PAPEA (Patrulla Acrobatica Paracaidista del Ejercito del Aire) as he descends toward Fort Lauderdale beach. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • Kevin Davis of Miami and Dana Joy of Plantation enjoy the Lauderdale Air Show from a shady spot. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • The Black Diamond Jet Team's four L-39s in Arctic camouflage fly in tight formation. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff

  • The GEICO Skytypers Air Show team makes a dramatic exit after performing. MARSHA HALPER / Miami Herald Staff