Have the kids practice their “ooh”s and “aah”s as the always-popular Visit 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. 16. To celebrate 20 years of sailing above the coastline, there will be a new viewing experience and aerial performances by top military acts, including the U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Demo Team, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and 177th Fighter Wing of the N.J. Air National Guard.
There will be formation flying, solo routines, tactical mobility and precision parachute jumping.
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.
The Visit AC Atlantic City Airshow takes place Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 11 am, with a special preview day on Aug. 15, 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.
The Fly Zone is a ticketed premium viewing area in celebration of the 20th anniversary. It’s a fenced-in, private spectator area on the beach right at show center so you’ll get the best views of the aerial demonstrations. You can bring your own chairs, blankets and umbrellas, and there will be portable restrooms on site. Outside food and drink, alcohol and grills are prohibited, but there will be vendors selling refreshments throughout the show. Tickets for The Fly Zone are available both days, and range from $10-$25 per ticket; kids under 5 are free. These special seats are expected to sell out quickly.
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.
The airshow is produced by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, in coordination with David Schultz Airshows, LLC.