Atlantic City Airshow prepares to take flight

Matthew Fazelpoor//June 28, 2022//

Atlantic City Airshow prepares to take flight

Matthew Fazelpoor//June 28, 2022//

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The Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow announced a slate of civilian acts June 28 that will take to the skies above the resort city’s beaches on Aug. 24, as well as ticket information for the popular Flightline Club—the hottest Airshow viewing area on the beach.

The civilian acts — including Chris Thomas Airshows, Paul Doughtery Airshows, the Full Throttle Formation Team, and Jim Beasley — will join the Airshow’s already star-studded lineup, 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.

The Atlantic City Airshow: “A Salute to Those Who Serve” will be held Aug. 24. – GREATER ATLANTIC CITY CHAMBER

“It wouldn’t be the Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow without adding exciting civilian acts to the military roster,” said Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Michael Chait. “These civilian performers are among the best in the country — they will not disappoint.”

Chris Thomas Airshows is expected to carry out an approximately 12-minute performance featuring the North American SNJ-2, a former World War II Navy Advanced Training Aircraft. Paul Doughtery, who has flown in airshows since 1998, will perform in either a 230-horsepower Christen Eagle or a 1930 Great Lakes. The Full Throttle Formation Team is the largest precision formation team in America, comprised of 18 aviation professionals with more than 300,000 total hours of flight experience in military and commercial aircraft. And Jim Beasley, a Philadelphia attorney by day and pilot when time allows, flies back into Atlantic City in his P-51 Mustang, a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft originally designed and produced by North American Aviation for the British Royal Air Force.

“Jim Beasley has been a part of the Atlantic City Airshow for so many years, that it almost wouldn’t be an Airshow without him,” said Chait.

This year’s Airshow also marks the return of the popular Flightline Club, which offers a unique VIP viewing experience. The club features coveted views right in the middle of the action, with great food and sightlines for all of the day’s performances.

Tickets to the Flightline Club are $75 per person and are now available for purchase. Doors to the Flightline Club will open at 10 a.m. Aug. 24. All other Atlantic City Beach viewing locations for the Airshow are free and open to the public.

“Practically everybody who watches the Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow from the Flightline Club returns year after year,” Chait noted. “There is just no better viewing area to take in these amazing aerial acts.”

Learn more about the Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow and the Flightline Club by visiting AtlanticCityAirshow.com.