GLENN RIEGEL (COURTESY OF MEET AC ATLANTIC CITY AIRSHOW)

Have the kids practice their “ooh”s and “aah”s as the always-popular Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow returns along the coast! It’s a great opportunity as a family to watch some high-flying stunts while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the beach and ocean as military and civilian pilots conduct flying demonstrations high above the Atlantic Ocean. “A Salute to Those Who Serve” will return to the city by the shore on Aug. 24. There will be a practice demonstration the day prior on Aug. 23 if you’d like to beat the crowds. Both sky shows begin at 11 am.

Because this is an outdoor event, make sure you protect all your family members with sunscreen. Wear light clothing, have sunglasses available and bring snacks and water to stay refreshed. Cameras and binoculars are a great way to capture the action. Beach chairs, umbrellas, hats and bathing suits are welcomed on the beach.

Plus, if you bring a portable radio, you can tune in to WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM and 1450 AM to hear all of the commentary for the show.

DALE GREER/U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD (COURTESY OF MEET AC ATLANTIC CITY AIRSHOW)

Flying in Atlantic City for the first time in five years is the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet “Rhino” East Coast Demo Team.

MEET AC ATLANTIC CITY AIRSHOW

The United States Air Force 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.

MEET AC ATLANTIC CITY AIRSHOW

Jumpers from the Golden Knights, the parachute team of the U.S. Army, will exit the aircraft simultaneously as several enormous yellow and black U.S. Army-branded parachutes appear in the sky, delighting viewers on the beach.

Plus, there will be civilian acts added for your family’s viewing pleasure! Chris Thomas Airshows will carry out an approximately 12-minute performance featuring the North American SNJ-2, a former World War II Navy Advanced Training Aircraft.

Paul Dougherty of Dougherty Airshows will perform torque rolls, tail slides and tumbles in his 230-horsepower Christen Eagle, which was rebuilt by Dougherty over a 10-month period.

Comprised of 18 aviation professionals with more than 300,000 total hours of flight experience in military and commercial aircraft, Full Throttle Formation Team pilots fly “Van’s Aircraft,” an experimental aircraft, many of which were built by the pilots themselves.

Philadelphia attorney by day, pilot Jim Beasley will fly 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 (RAF).

The Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow takes place Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 11 am, with a special preview day on Aug. 23, also at 11 am. There is no rain date. All viewing locations along the Atlantic City beach and boardwalk are free and open to the public. Ocean-facing hotel rooms and outdoor venues will also have viewing access to the show. Boaters can view from the ocean, but there will be a no boat zone close to the shoreline.

For those families who wish to have prime viewing at the center point of the show, tickets to the Flightline Club are $75 per person. Parking is available throughout the city or choose to arrive by Atlantic City Jitney or NJ Transit; plan to arrive early to avoid the crowds.

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