Atlantic City Airshow "A Salute to Those Who Serve"
Wednesday, August 24, 2022: Start Time: 11 AM (There is no Rain Date)
Atlantic City, NJ
This popular FREE annual family event features the world's premier midweek beachfront airshow, drawing more than 500,000 spectators annually. Acts are comprised of multiple military and civilian high-performance aircraft and helicopters from across the country.
The performing acts include:
- U.S. Navy's F/A-18 Super Hornet "Rhino" East Coast Demo Team, which consists of pilots, weapon systems officers (WSOs) and maintenance crew.
- The U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds. The Thunderbirds will showcase the elite skills of their pilots, as well as the amazing capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, the Air Force's premier multi-role fighter jet.
- U.S. Army Parachute Team – aka the Golden Knights. The Golden Knights, the uber-popular parachute team of the U.S. Army, will complete a demonstration performed to exacting standards of practice but tailored to our specific venue. As jumpers exit the aircraft simultaneously, several enormous yellow and black U.S. Army-branded parachutes will appear in the sky, delighting viewers on the beach.
- The Full Throttle Formation Team from Atlanta Georgia, the largest precision formation airshow team in America. Their pilots are all aviation professionals with more than 300,000 total hours of flight experience in military and commercial aircraft. They fly "Van's Aircraft" experimental aircraft, many of which were built by the pilots who fly them.
- The Gladiators of Strike Fighter Squadron 106, the Navy's East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron. The Gladiators are also well known for the airshow TACDEMO Team. The team flies the F/A-18F to show sites in the Eastern United States. Instructors of the squadron fly the aircraft, and serve on a one year schedule. The team demonstrates maneuvers used in training and combat flights. Typically two F/A-18s are sent to the show site, one being the demonstration aircraft and the other being a spare in case the demo jet suffered a mechanical problem.
- Dougherty Air Shows. Paul Dougherty offers unique acts in a 230 horsepower Christen Eagle or a 1930 Great Lakes! Spectators will be tapping their feet to modern day music while enjoying torque rolls, tail slides, and tumbles in the Eagle, or they will experience the thrill of the barnstorming era with his Great Lakes.
- Chris Thomas Air Shows. Chris' aircraft is the SNJ-2. This aircraft is unique for many reasons. It was built in 1941 and is a very early model, only 61 of this variant were ever made and fewer than 10 are flying in the world today. This specific SNJ-2 is 81 years old and is powered by a 600 horsepower supercharged Pratt & Whitney R-1340.
- Jim Beasley has been flying historic fighter aircraft for over twenty years and has accumulated thousands of hours in aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire, as well as Navy fighters including the F4U Corsair and Grumman F8F Bearca. The P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts.
Atlantic City's free beaches and Boardwalk have great views of the Airshow. Ocean-facing hotel rooms and outdoor venues will also have views of the show.
Also, viewing from the ocean is an option, but you should be aware that there will be a "no boat zone" restricting boaters except for the U.S. Coast Guard, police and other marine units, from approaching too close to the Atlantic City beach.
TIP: Bring a portable radio and tune it to WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM and 1450 AM to hear all of the commentary for the show.
For the full schedule of activities, parking, and more, visit Atlantic City Air Show