The Atlantic City Airshow, “Thunder Over the Boardwalk” returns to the shore on Wed. with all five branches of the U.S. military taking part in the thrills.
Headlining the show will be the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the third oldest air demonstration squadron in the world.
Also present will be the Navy’s F/A-18F Super Hornet East Coast Demonstration Team, special demos by the Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey and the Coast Guard’s MH-65 helicopters, plus the return of the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team.
The Golden Knights’ scheduled performance at last year’s air show was cancelled following a mid-air collision in Chicago on Aug. 15 that killed Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood.
Spectators can expect to see GEICO Skytypers vintage WWII aircraft, numerous flybys as well as aerial acrobatics from air show veterans Jim Beasley, Jr., Scott Francis, Chefpitts and Rob Holland.
The air show’s acts are performed over the beach rather than an airfield and have become a signature summer happening for the Atlantic City.
Any spot on the beach or boardwalk will provide excellent views.
Attendees are encouraged to bring binoculars and wear sunglasses for optimal sighting of the spectacular feats of flight.
Parking can be found through-out the city, ranging from $5 to $10 or $20 for a jitney park and ride service.
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – beach and boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.