The annual Atlantic City Airshow takes over the skies at the world’s most famous Boardwalk.
The Atlantic City Airshow: Thunder Over The Boardwalk takes place on Wednesday August 25, 2010 between 11am and 3:30pm. Viewing is free and attendees can watch the airshow from any point on the Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk. However, if you prefer Premium seating, you can purchase tickets through Flightline Club. Ticket holders are entitled to choice viewing spots on the beach and exclusive meal and beverage service.
The Atlantic City Airshow schedule
For you convenience, here is a schedule of events for the Atlantic City Airshow. This is up to date as of July 8, 2010 and subject to change.
10:30 a.m. Horizon Blue Cross Blimp of New Jersey Flybys
10:35 a.m. US Army Golden Knights Streamer Drop
10:37 a.m. Tow Banner Aircraft Sponsor Signage Flybys
11:00 a.m. US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Flag Jump w/Brazil and US National Anthem, followed by Team Mass Show
11:17 a.m. USAF-ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon and 108th ARW KC-135 Stratotanker Flybys
11:21 a.m. USAF-AFRC 514th AMW C-17A Globemaster III and 76th ARS KC-10A Extender Flybys
11:27 a.m. New Jersey Air National Guard Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16s)
11:28 a.m. TBA Military Flybys
11:34 a.m. NJ State Police OH-58, S-76A+, and Bell 206 Flybys (2-passes)
11:38 a.m. FAA William J Hughes Technical Center Global 5000 & Convair 580 Flyby (2-passes)
11:43 a.m. US Coast Guard MH-65C Search & Rescue Demonstration
11:48 a.m. US Coast Guard HU-25 Guardian Flybys (2-passes)
11:58 a.m. USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II Demonstration
12:12 p.m. USAF F-16CJ Viper Demonstration
12:26 p.m. Jim Beasley Spitfire Demonstration
12:35 p.m. B-25 Bomber Flyby (2-passes)
12:40 p.m. Brazilian Smoke Squadron Demonstration
1:20 p.m. 177th JTACS Demonstration
1:33 p.m. US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demonstration
1:47 p.m. USN VAW-120 E-2C Hawkeye Demonstration
1:55 p.m. Rob Holland WINDOWS WORLD MX-2 Aerobatics
2:08 p.m. USMC AV-8B Harrier II Demonstration
2:25 p.m. USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
3:00 p.m. Airshow Ends
My personal tips for attending the Atlantic City Airshow
In addition to the tips recommended on the Atlantic City Airshow press release, I have compiled my list own tips I highly recommend for anyone going to this event for the first time.
-Bring earplugs for kids and adults! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve cupped my ears at this show!
-Have sunscreen if you plan on watching this event outside.
-Watch the Atlantic City Airshow from the 3rd floor of the The Pier Shops at Caesar’s. There are some seats along the windows, but get there early. You can also watch the show from the outside deck.
-The day before is the practice show so you can see this event twice.
-If you have Casino frequent players cards for any of the Atlantic City Hotel Casinos, you can book a discounted room the day of the show and not have to worry about parking or fighting traffic when leaving. If you stay in the Marina District, there will be extra Jitney Bus service for this event.
-Bring your own drinks snacks to save money.
-You can get to Atlantic City via Routes 30 and 40/322, not just the AC Expressway (which is a toll road!)
Atlantic City 2010 Airshow press release