Sunday, September 16, 2012

NEW JERSEY: Ocean City's Aviation Festival ends with aerobatic airshow

OCEAN CITY -- The Ocean City Tourist Development once again held their annual Aerobatic Airshow today and this year show was a little different as they added some new performers with some hometown connections.

Patrons of the Ocean City beach and boardwalk stared into the sky Sunday afternoon as they watch several different aircrafts soar high above them as they took part in an aerobatic aerial display.

"It's fantastic it's a great day out, a nice sunny day and we can enjoy it as we stroll, said Molly Koniers of Philadelphia, PA.

"It's killer because it's just nice to come out with my friends and check out a bunch of aircrafts, talk about them and that kind of thing show the little guys that's how it is," said Cody Passaro of Williamstown, NJ.

People watched in amazement, as they viewed more than a dozen planes flew over them in different formations, looping, swooping and rolling through the sky.

And for the city, the event once again proved to be a great way to end the two day free aviation festival and the summer as well.

The air show was a success as thousands came to the beach and boardwalk to enjoy all the aerobatic performances these pilots had to offer.

"Very impressed it takes a lot of guts to be able to do some stuff like that," said Jim Cray.

"All the acrobatics I think is pretty neat, all the stuff they can do with the planes a lot of stuff I never seen before, explained Samuel Feagratian of Sea Isle City, NJ.

And one thing that made this year's show special was the addition of an F18 super hornet flyby flown by Ocean City's own, Ben Charles a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, who made the trip from California to have the opportunity to fly over his hometown as his parents watched on.

"That was a thrill today to see him fly over his home town, said Jane Charles, mother of Lt. Commander Ben Charles.

Never get tired of seeing it proud of him, expressed Bob Charles, father of Lt. Commander Ben Charles.


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