Complete Guide to the 2015 Atlantic City Airshow [LISTEN LIVE AND LIVE VIDEO]
The annual Thunder Over the Boardwalk airshow will be flying high over Atlantic City this Wednesday and you can catch all of the action right here!
This year’s airshow will proudly feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the New Jersey Army National Guard, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard, the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit, numerous helicopter fly-bys, and lots more. The airshow begins around 11:30 Wednesday morning and is free to the public. The airshow is centered around the Boardwalk at Florida Avenue (by Boardwalk Hall) but you can see the show from the entire length of the Boardwalk.
Here is the schedule (subject to change):
11:40 - Airshow Tow Banner Flybys
11:45 - Jim Beasley III J3 Cub Flyby
11:55 - GEICO Skytypers Show Center Opening Message
12:00 - National Anthem
12:16 - GEICO Skytypers Tribute Pass
12:19 - Jim Beasley, Jr., SNJ Aerobatics
12:29 - Jack Kelly Bell 47D1 Helicopter Flybys
12:31 - Atlanticare Medical Helicopter Flybys
12:33 - MidAtlantic MedEvac Helicopter Flybys
12:35 - 6ABC News Chopper Flybys
12:37 - NJ State Police Aviation Flybys
12:39 - Raiders Demonstration Team
12:55 - Mike Wiskus LUCAS Oil Pitts & Skydivers
1:13 - Jim Beasley P-51D Mustang Demonstration
1:23 - USAF F-22 Demonstration
1:37 - USAF Heritage Flight (P-51 & F-22)
1:47 - GEICO Skytypers
2:02 - GEICO Skytypers vs. Miss GEICO Speedboat Race
2:13 - Matt Chapman Embry Riddle CAP580 Aerobatics
2:26 - US Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration (2X MH-65)
3:00 - USMC Blue Angels C-130T Hercules
3:10 - USN Blue Angels
In years past, crowds of well over 500,000 people have packed the boardwalk and beaches to watch one of the largest airshows in the country. As of now, the weather looks spectacular -- lots of sunshine, temperatures in the mid 80s, with a light southerly wind.
There are several parking options available. In addition to parking at any of the casino garages or privately owned lots in the city, visitors can use the SJTA garage at 19 S. New York Avenue or the Wave Parking Garage at the foot of the Atlantic City Expressway. There are also two park and ride options available for $20: one on the Atlantic City Expressway just past the Pleasantville Toll Plaza (the former casino workers lot) that will drop-off and pick-up at Indiana Avenue and the Boardwalk. The other is at Bader Field, which will drop-off and pick-up from Albany Avenue and the Boardwalk.
If you’ll be attending the airshow, you can bring a portable radio and tune it to WPG Talk Radio 1450AM -- live coverage will start at 10:00AM and continue through the end of the airshow at around 4:00. You can also listen live on-line at wpg1450.com on your phone or on our free radioPup app.
Watch live video of the Atlantic City Airshow here: