Karen Martin, 609-343-5985, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Atlantic City Airshow – Thunder Over the Boardwalk
– Visitors can expect to enjoy a week of fun-filled activities in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (July 30, 2014) – The August 13, 2014 Atlantic City Airshow, Atlantic City’s signature summer event, will be the centerpiece of a week filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy, beginning August 10 through August 16, 2014.
From a silent movie accompanied by organ music at Boardwalk Hall, to a parade honoring our U.S. armed forces on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, to the thrilling air demonstrations of the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds, parachute flag jump by the U.S. Army Golden Knights and other world-class aerobatics teams, to free concerts on the beach through the CRDA Summer Concert Series, the Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Series, International Night Series, DO AC Summer Boardwalk Music Series and the Gardner’s Basin Free Concert Series, all areas of the Atlantic City Tourism District will be alive with the sights and sounds of summer fun. See the full week’s schedule on the following page.
This year’s Atlantic City Airshow has the military teams back in action. Demonstrations and flybys will include performances by the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, and other civilian acts. See the full Atlantic City Airshow schedule on the following page.
The Atlantic City Airshow is the largest one day, midweek, over-the-ocean airshow in the country, and 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 Atlantic City Alliance; the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and many others.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the host hotel and Atlantic CityInternationalAirport (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 Atlantic City Airshow takes place over the beach and Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
For more information on parking and best viewing locations, visit www.atlanticcityairshow.com. Like the Atlantic City Airshow on Facebook and see performance videos and pilot information at https://www.facebook.com/#!/AirshowAC.
Visitors might also want to check out the free practice day on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, traditionally a popular event in itself, when a shortened flight schedule primes smaller audiences before the big day. The annual Atlantic City Salutes the Armed Forces Parade will kick off the fun-filled week on Monday, August 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
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2014 Atlantic City Thunder over the Boardwalk Airshow Schedule*
11:50 Tow banner planes
12:00 US Army Golden Knights Flag Jump with National Anthem
12:08 US Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
12:20 Andrew McKenna P-51 Demonstration
12:30 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
12:45 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
12:55 Jason Flood Pitts S1S Demonstration
1:05 Jack Kelly, 1951 Bell 47 Helicopter Model D1
1:07 Atlanticare Medical Helo Flyby
1:08 6ABC New Chopper Flyby
1:10 USMC AV-8B Harrier II Demonstration
1:20 Geico Skytypers (6-ship) & Geico Speedboat Race
1:40 Warrior Aviation L-39 Demo
1:55 Raiders Demonstration Team
2:10 FAA Flybys
2:16 Andrew McKenna P-51 & Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire 2-Ship Routine
2:26 Rob Holland MX-2 Aerobatics (World Unlimited Aerobatic Champion)
2:40 US Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
3:00 USAF Thunderbirds
4:00 Airshow Ends
*Schedule subject to change contingent upon aircraft availability, maintenance, and weather
Week of August 10, 2014
8/10 Silent movie, “Wings,” romantic action-war picture, accompanied by organist Steven Ball on the historic Kimball organ, benefitting the Historic Organ Restoration Committee, Boardwalk Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20
8/11 Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade, Boardwalk from New Jersey Ave. to Albany Ave.,
6 p.m. FREE
8/11 CRDA Summer Concert Series:
Tony Mart Presents Hawkins Road, 5 p.m.; CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, 8 p.m. ArkansasAve.Beach, FREE
8/12 Atlantic City Airshow practice day, Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk, approximately Noon – 3 p.m. FREE
8/12 CRDA Summer Concert Series:
Tony Mart Presents John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, ArkansasAve.Beach, 4 p.m. FREE
8/13 Atlantic City Airshow – Thunder Over the Boardwalk,
Atlantic City beach and Boardwalk, Noon – 4 p.m. FREE
8/13 CRDA Summer Concert Series:
Tony Mart Presents Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, ArkansasAve.Beach, 4 p.m., FREE
8/13 Atlantic City Free Public Library’s International Night Series, Island Jam,KennedyPlaza, 7 p.m. FREE
8/14 Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Series, Kameelah Samar Quartet, KennedyPlaza, 7 p.m. FREE
8/15 DO AC Summer Boardwalk Music Series, The Nerds, KennedyPlaza, 8 p.m. FREE
8/16 Gardner’s Basin Free Concert Series, FREE
Soul Generation, 2 p.m.
The Jones Girls, 4 p.m.
The S.O.S. Band, 6 p.m.
Visit www.doatlanticcity.com for all event information, a full calendar of events and a link to hotel and dining information and special packages.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents statewide, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, group and leisure tourism marketing, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic CityConvention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority division of CRDA is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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. The Chamber also works with the county’s Community Development Corporation that is the area’s leading economic development agency. And for the last eight 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.