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2010 Air Shows

Atlantic City August 25, 2010

Location: Atlantic City Boardwalk and Beach

Admission: FREE!

Parking: Commercial up to $20 for the day.
Value: Good because it is FREE

The flight line is along the beach and boardwalk and can be viewed from either. There are also paid viewing areas on the beach. Our recommendation is that one should get there early, plan for day at the beach (chairs, umbrellas, beach blankets, cooler etc.) and stake out a place on the beach.

Less people, less beach and less flying can describe the 2010 "Thunder Over the Boardwalk" in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The weather kept the crowd smaller than past years and also took a  portion of the beach viewing with it from a Tuesday storm that brought in high seas and rain. Unlike most traditional show there are no static displays.

The USAF Thunderbirds were the main attraction as usual, but the public also came to see The Brazilian Smoke Squadron making a rare East Coast visit. Other military demos were the USAF A-10, USAF Viper East and the USN F-18 Demo teams. Flyovers by a B-52, C-17, C-130, KC-135 and four F-16's from the NJANG 177th also kept the beach goers looking skyward. A B-25 owned by Tom Duffy and a Spitfire flown by Jim Beasley brought back memories of World War II days. Rob Holland and Jason Flood who was flying for the first time at AC did some fine aerobatic flying above the ocean to the crowds delight. Throw in a FAA flyover of three of their planes and a USCG search and rescue demo and that made for a good amount of flying in Atlantic City.

Only really negative was there seemed to be a lot of dead space with no flying that got the crowd a little annoyed at the lack of action.

US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration by Joe Osciak

The list of some of the performing warbirds at the show:

  • Brazilian Smoke Squadron
  • US Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration
  • US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Jump
  • US Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt ll Demonstration
  • US Air Force F-16 Viper East Coast Demonstration
  • US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team
  • US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
  • Rob Holland MX2
  • B-25
  • Spitfire
  • NJANG F-16
  • and many more
Rating: 7 out of 10
NJANG F16's by Joe Osciak
Brazilian Smoke Squadron by Joe Osciak
USAF Thunderbirds by Joe Osciak

Review and photos by Joe Osciak for AIRSHOWSREVIEW LLC.

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