The Atlantic City Airshow – What You Need to Know
The Atlantic City Airshow, "Thunder Over the Boardwalk," celebrates its 16th year of flying over the beach and boardwalk this Wednesday, Aug. 22. Here's what you need to know if you plan to join the expected 400,000 airshow enthusiasts at this year's show.
One of my favorite parts of the show will actually take place on Tuesday, "Practice Day" from 11a-3p, with a preview fly-by from many of the airshow favorites.
Parking: Borgata provides complimentary Airshow park and ride service to the beach. Shuttles depart continuously beginning at 10am from surface lot outside the north entrance and drops off at Brighton Park. The last return shuttle returns to Borgata 4:30p. See complete parking information.
Where to watch? Take your pick of anywhere on the beach in Atlantic City, or, for that matter, in Ventnor, Margate, or Brigantine. If you want premium viewing, tickets are available for $55 and can be purchased with cash the day of the show on the Boardwalk at Florida Avenue.
What to bring?
- Light clothing
- Snacks and water
- Cameras and binoculars (no drones, though)
- AM/FM radios can be used to tune into the show’s live broadcast at WPG Talk Radio 104.1 FM and 1450 AM
- Beach accessories, like chairs, umbrellas, hats and bathing suits
What will we see at this year's show?
Here's the 2018 Atlantic City Airshow schedule...
11:35 a.m. Army Golden Knights Streamer Drop
12 noon National Anthems (Canadian & US) w/Flag Jumps by Golden Knights
12:08 Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Demonstration
12:14 NJ-ANG F-16 4-ship Flyby
12:16 NJ-ANG KC-135 Flyby
12:18 305th AMW C-17 Flyby
12:20 305th AMW KC-10 Flyby
12:22 NJ-ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & 2 F-16s)
12:24 Jim Beasley Jr. SNJ-5 Aerobatics
12:34 Paul Dougherty Christian Eagle Aerobatics
12:48 436th AMW C-17 Flyby
12:50 FAA William J Hughes Global 5000 Flyby
12:52 Medical Helo & Chopper 6 Flybys
1:00p.m. Canadian Forces Snowbirds
1:40 Lee Leets Tucano Demonstration
1:54 NJ State Police Flyby
1:56 166th AW C-130 Flyby
1:58 VT-9 T-45C Goshawk Flyby (2-ship)
2:02 HM-15 MH-53J SeaDragon Flyby
2:05 GEICO Skytypers
2:20 MISS GEICO Speedboat Race with Skytypers
2:26 Jim Beasley Jr. P-51 Mustang Demo
2:38 NJ-ArNG/ANG UH-60 Demo & SPIES/FRIES Demo
2:43 Mike Wiskus Pitts Aerobatics
2:58 USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
3:05 USAF Thunderbirds
4:00 p.m. Airshow Complete