Hundreds gather for Lauderdale Air Show
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Eyes were to the sky in Fort Lauderdale as beach goers enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Lauderdale Air Show over the weekend.
Jets looped and rolled in the sky, shocking hundreds at the Lauderdale Air Show. "There was cool planes, and they were just going fast," said Joseph Viro.
The crowded air show took place just six days after the tragedy in Boston where a bombing killed three people and injured hundreds more. While the City of Fort Lauderdale did take extra precaution to keep everyone safe, it didn't stop people from enjoying the show. "We'll come together," said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. "We'll have adequate security. We've definitely increased the security. I'm sure people down here will tell you that."
This year, fans came together and enjoyed stunts from the Spanish Air Force Demonstration Team and the Geico Skytypers. "It's important that we gather as a community after what happened in Boston," said Seiler. "I don't think we can allow events like that to prevent us from coming together as a community."
But even with all of the fun and food, South Floridians kept those in Boston in their thoughts and prayers. "My heart does go out to all the victims of Boston and all the families," said Liza Dieppa.
The air show showed its support for the victims of the bombing as well, so they are donating $10 from every ticket sold during this weekend and next weekend's air shows to those victims and their families.
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