There’s something truly exciting about watching an airshow. Aerial acrobatics over the Boardwalk make a summer afternoon even more exceptional. The 2018 Atlantic City Airshow is set to fly over the Boardwalk next Wednesday, August 22nd. Not a bad way to start winding down the summer.
What: 2018 Atlantic City Airshow
Where: Atlantic City Beach
When: Wednesday, August 22nd, 11 am to 4 pm
Contact: Atlantic City Visitor’s Center (888) 228-4748
2018 Atlantic City Airshow
Right at 11 am, the airspace over Atlantic City Beach and the Boardwalk shuts down to outside flights for the 2018 Atlantic City Airshow. The Army Golden Knights kick things off with a stream drop from above. This year, the airshow includes our neighbors to the north, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. As a show of camaraderie, both the USA and Canadian national anthems play at noon. The Golden Knights perform flag jumps to punctuate our anthems. After that, the show begins.
Watch various helicopters and jet planes fly overhead, performing daring aerial stunts. Some of the acts to watch out for are the NJ State Police, the GEICO skytypers, and Jim Beasley Jr’s P-51 Mustang demo. Always a fan favorite, the USAF Thunderbirds finish the show with their own unique flourish. If you’d like a preview, visit the beach on Tuesday, August 21st when they practice from 11 am to 3 pm.
Helpful Tips for Viewing the 2018 Atlantic Airshow in Comfort
We’ve been pretty warm lately. Always put on sunscreen, especially when it’s overcast. Currently, the weatherman predicts AM Thunderstorms. Organizers say that the airshow takes place come rain or shine. So, be prepared for either. Sunglasses protect your eyes. Water and snacks are welcome. Bring blankets or chairs for comfort. Tune your portable radio to 104.1FM or 1450AM for music and live play-by-play of the show.
Premium Viewing Packages Available
General admission for the 2018 Atlantic City Airshow costs nothing to the public. However, for a premium experience, organizers offer Flight Line Club tickets. For $55 per person, this premium viewing package allows you to watch the show as a VIP. Special tents will be set up in the VIP section, with chairs and tables available to watch in comfort. Enjoy soft pretzels before the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet serves at 11:30 am. Also, refresh yourself with non-alcoholic beverages and ice cold water. Restrooms are conveniently located in the VIP area as well. All of this is included in the price of your ticket. Purchase Flight Line Club tickets online today.