Friday, August 17, 2012

YOWZA! My favorite local airshow .... 'Thunder Over the Boardwalk' in Atlantic City, New Jersey - TODAY!!

Most eyes will be on the sky over Atlantic City for a free airshow today.

 "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" will feature an appearance by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet team.

The show in previous years had taken place during the middle of the week as a way to boost tourism. However, the day was shifted to Friday this year to accommodate the Thunderbirds.

The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team is scheduled to land in front of Boardwalk Hall.

The airshow will be visible from Brigantine to Ventnor.

It's scheduled to take place from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 

Radio Reference:

Live feed covering the Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" 2012!   Here is the link:

Atlantic City Airshow - Thunder Over The Boardwalk Live Scanner Audio Feed

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What: The Atlantic City Airshow, “Thunder Over The Boardwalk”

Friday August 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Visible anywhere on the Atlantic City Beach and Boardwalk

Cost: Free and Atlantic City beaches are always free

The Skinny:
“Thunder over the Boardwalk” the Atlantic City Airshow, each year attracts Atlantic City’s largest crowd for a single event. Last year an estimated 800,000 people traveled from across the country to view the nation’s biggest midweek airshow. 

This year there is one major change. No longer on Wednesday the airshow is now Friday giving more people the opportunity to see this spectacular free event.

Hours are 10:30 until 3:30 visible from anywhere on the Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk.

Here is the lineup (subject to change)

10:30 a.m. Blue Cross Blimp Flybys
10:45 a.m. Airshow sponsors banner tow aircraft flybys
11:00 a.m. Army Golden Knights flag jump with National Anthem
11:08 a.m. Army Golden Knights mass exit show
11:15 a.m. NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 fighting falcon flyby (4 ships)
11:17 a.m. NJ ANG 108 WG KC-135R Stratotanker flyby
11:19 a.m. McGuire 504th AMW C-130H Hercules flyby (2 ships)
11:23 a.m. MA-ANG 104th FW F-15C Eagle flyby (2 ships)
11:25a.m. DE-ANG 166 AW C-130H Hercules Flyby (2 ships)
11:27 a.m. NJ ANG Composite flyby (KC-135 & F-16)
11:29 a.m. NJJ State Police helicopter flyby
11:31 a.m. Raiders demonstration team
11:40 a.m. US Coast Guard search and rescue demonstration
11:55 a.m. FAA Williams Hughes Tech Center Convair 580 and Global 5000 flybys
12:00 p.m. MidAtlantic MedEvac flyby
12:01 p.m. US Navy HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk flyby
12:03 p.m. Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Aerobatic demonstration
12:10 p.m. Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire demonstration
12:20 p.m. USAF NY-ANG 103rd RQS ParaRescue demonstration
12:30 p.m. USAF RI-ANG 143 AW C-130J Hercules flyby
12:35 p.m. GEICO Skytypers
12:55 p.m. USAF-AETC 37th FTS T-6A Texan II (4 ship flyby)
12:57 p.m. Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan II demonstration
1:12 p.m. Black Diamond jet team
1:48 p.m. USAF F-4 Flybys
1:55 p.m. USAF Heritage Flight F-4 and P-51
2:05 p.m. Raiders 6 ship demonstration team
2:25 p.m. GEICO speedboat race
2:33 p.m. A surprise flyby
2:40 p.m. PPG Red Eagle Airsports Pitts Solo Aerobatic demonstration
3:00 p.m. USAF Thunderbirds

The schedule could change visit the ACCVA website for last minute changes.

The 2nd annual Atlantic City Salutes America's Armed forces Parade is on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk.

This year over 130 units which include marching bands, floats, musical ensembles, military and civic leaders and veterans groups will take to the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk.

For additional information on the airshow and parade visit the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority website

Parking: Park 'n Ride at the SJTA Expressway Intercept lot will be provided by The Atlantic City Jitney Association through the SJTA: $20 per vehicle includes parking and shuttle to/from the AC Boardwalk Shuttles will run from 9am - 5pm continuously on the day of the Air Show. Drop off and pickup point will be at Indiana Avenue and the Boardwalk Park 'n Ride at Bader Field.

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