Atlantic City Airshow releases schedule

Matthew Fazelpoor//August 16, 2022//

Atlantic City Airshow releases schedule

Matthew Fazelpoor//August 16, 2022//

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Organizers of the 2022 Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow on Aug. 16 unveiled the full performance schedule for this year’s event.

The world’s premier midweek beachfront airshow – it draws more than 500,000 spectators annually – The Atlantic City Airshow is presented by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, Meet AC and David Schultz Airshows and is scheduled to lift off above Atlantic City’s beaches on Aug. 24 starting at 11 a.m.

This year’s lineup is a star-studded one, featuring the return of major military acts like the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, and the long-awaited reappearance of the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet “Rhino” East Coast Demo Team. Civilian acts scheduled to perform include Chris Thomas Airshows, Paul Dougherty Airshows, Full Throttle Formation Team, and Jim Beasley.

U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet from VFA-106 TAC DEMO team, Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., maneuvers during an aerial demonstration during the Sentry Eagle open house in July 2017, at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. – TECHNICAL SGT. JASON VAN MOURIK/U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD

“This year’s line-up of performers is second to none,” said Michael Chait, Greater Atlantic City Chamber president and organizer of this year’s Airshow. “You have both military and civilian acts that are among the best in the country soaring to our beaches right here in the Garden State.”

The free event will also offer a variety of onsite vendors along the Boardwalk as well as the return of Veterans Resource Row. Presented by Bank of America, it is a one-stop-shop with more than a dozen veteran resource organizations and entities that offers face-to-face interactions with representatives and and ability to receive information on services, support and job opportunities.

“Marquee events like the Atlantic City Airshow help drive economic development by drawing thousands of spectators to the city,” said Jim Dever, president, Bank of America Greater Philadelphia. “The Airshow’s Veteran Resources Row is a great opportunity to connect veterans with organizations that can provide important resources.”

The Airshow’s Practice Day is set for Aug. 23. Beginning at 11 a.m., it offers an opportunity for anyone unable to attend the actual event to watch the performers take to the sky.

“We promise that this will be our best show to date,” Chait added.

Plan your day with the full performance schedule:

  • 11:00 a.m. – Airspace Closes for Airshow: temporary flight restriction in effect, boats in place
  • 11:30 a.m. – U.S. Army Golden Knights flag jump with national anthem
  • 11:38 a.m. – U.S. Army Golden Knights Mass Exit show
  • 11:44 a.m. – N.J. Air National Guard 177th FW F-16 flyby
  • 11:45 a.m. – N.J. Air National Guard 108th WG KC-135 flyby
  • 11:47 a.m. – NBC 10 Helicopter flybys
  • 11:50 a.m. – N.J. Air National Guard Composite Wing flyby (KC-135 and two F-16s)
  • 11:52 a.m. – Chris Thomas SNJ-2 Aerobatics
  • 12:03 p.m. – USN MH-53 Super Stallions flyover
  • 12:09 p.m. – U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III demonstration
  • 12:23 p.m. – Medical Helicopter flybys
  • 12:25 p.m. – N.J. State Police flybys
  • 12:33 p.m. – 552nd ACW E-3C Sentry flyby
  • 12:35 p.m. – N.J. Air National Guard/N.J. Air National GuardUH-60 SPIES/FRIES demonstration
  • 12:43 p.m. – 552nd ACW E-3C Sentry flyby
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1st HS, UH-1N Twin Huey (two-ship) flyby
  • 12:49 p.m. – FAA William J Hughes Aircraft Flybys (two passes)
  • 12:54 p.m. – Jim Beasley Jr./Ed Shipley Ti-6 (two-ship) demo
  • 1:06 p.m. – U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue demonstration
  • 1:16 p.m. – Paul Dougherty Eagle Aerobatics
  • 1:34 p.m. – Full Throttle Formation Team
  • 1:49 p.m. – Army Golden Knights Parachute demonstration
  • 2:09 p.m. – Jim Beasley Jr. P-51 Mustang demonstration
  • 2:19 p.m. – U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstration
  • 2:34 p.m. – U.S. Navy Legacy Flight F/A-18 & FG-1D Corsair
  • 2:49 p.m. – U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Enlistment ceremony
  • 3:00 p.m. – U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • 5:00 p.m. – Airspace re-opens: temporary flight restriction ends