Thunder Over the Boardwalk-The Atlantic City Air-show
The free event is one of the largest air shows in North America, and this year’s event promises not to disappoint.
Setting the bar for air shows across the United States, The Atlantic City Air Show is unique in its mid-week date and beach setting. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and casinos lining the New Jersey skyline on the other, the air show demonstration fills the afternoon sky with aircraft that fly as high as 15,000 feet and as low as 50 feet along Atlantic City’s busy Boardwalk.
The 2013 air show was moved from its usual August date to June in an effort to show visitors that Atlantic City and it’s beaches had recovered from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. This year, the show will resume its usual August date and supply a spectacular summer send off for beach goers and visitors alike.
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, a military squadron that tours the United States performing aerobatic formations, will participate in this years show after being markedly absent due to budget costs last year. Giving the show its name, The Thunderbirds are the star of the show with their heart-stopping maneuvers and roaring aircraft flying high above the Atlantic City beach and boardwalk.
Other exciting performers include The United States Army Parachute Team, dubbed the Golden Knights. Performing consistently throughout the last twelve years, the Golden Knights are a highly competitive team of men and women who free fall out of aircraft in distinctive formations, flying and soaring through the sky. Other participants include the US Coast Guard Helicopter Search and Rescue, the New Jersey Air National Guard and the Canadian Skyhawks.
Throughout the air show’s history, over 800,000 spectators have consistently filled Atlantic City’s boardwalk to watch the show. As was the case in years past, it can be expected that the boardwalk will be buzzing with an endless stream of children, teens, parents and grandparents strolling along the famous walkway. Fingers crossed the weather maintains its average mid-80’s high for an even more enjoyable show.
For more information visit http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/events/airshow.aspx or call 609-343-9902.