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Line-Up Announced For The 2016 Atlantic City Airshow – Thunder Over the Boardwalk
– GEICO returns as presenting sponsor
– U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds return to headline show
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 30, 2016) – Now celebrating it’s 14th year, the 2016 Atlantic City Airshow will return to the skies above the beautiful free beaches and Boardwalk of Atlantic City on Wednesday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. GEICO will be the presenting sponsor of this year’s event, as announced by Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Joe Kelly, the show’s organizer.
“We are excited to welcome back GEICO as a presenting sponsor this year and have enjoyed a great working relationship and history with GEICO as performers in past shows,” said Kelly. We expect another first-class airshow this summer,” he added.
The 2016 Atlantic City Airshow also welcomes back the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds who last performed in the 2014 Atlantic City Airshow. Also confirmed are the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet East Coast Demonstration Team, the US Coast Guard, and the GEICO Skytypers. The Atlantic City Airshow is pleased to feature a demonstration from the USMC MV-22 Osprey – one of only four Osprey demonstrations for 2016. All five branches of the US Armed Services are participating this year!
“The Atlantic City Airshow continues to be one of the biggest summer events that draws visitors to Atlantic City,” said CRDA Executive Director, John Palmieri. “Together with the recently announced beach concerts by Live Nation, Atlantic City is on target to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors this summer,” he added.
Visitors will want to check out the free practice day on Tuesday, August 16, a popular event in itself, when a shortened flight schedule gives a sneak peek of what to expect for the big day. The annual Atlantic City Salutes the Armed Forces Parade will kick off the fun-filled week on Monday August 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
The Atlantic City Airshow is a community partnership between the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; the City of Atlantic City; the 177th Fighter Wing of the N.J. Air National Guard; South Jersey Transportation Authority; FAA William J. Hughes Tech Center; The Atlantic City International Airport; David Schultz Airshows, LLC; the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and many others.
The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is this year’s host hotel, while the Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) is the host airport for the Atlantic City Airshow. The majority of Atlantic City Airshow performers take off and land via ACY, although the airshow takes place over the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
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About the Greater Atlantic City Chamber
Since 1914, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber has worked to create a favorable economic climate by providing meaningful services to the business community. The Chamber offers services designed: to create business opportunities for members, to help lower the cost of doing business, and to serve as the area’s voice of business. And for the last fourteen years, the Chamber has been the administrative group for the Atlantic City Airshow that has become the largest one day, midweek, over-the-ocean airshow in the country.
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About the GEICO Skytypers
The GEICO Skytypers are the only flying unit in the world that performs at air shows typing messages in the sky. For more information on the GEICO Skytypers, visit geicoskytypers.com. The team can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotesto U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle). GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes and claims reporting, and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent. GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go towww.geico.com.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.