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Atlantic City Air Show: Thunder Over the Boardwalk

August 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT

Air Show
First published in 2013 but updated annually.

AC Airshow Schedule


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Atlantic City Air Show

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber is pleased to announce the return of the Atlantic City Airshow “A Salute to Those Who Serve,” presented by GEICO on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The 18th Annual event will feature the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds as the headline act.

The 2021 event is partnering with the New Jersey Hospital Association to welcome and salute the incredible work performed by healthcare workers from across the state in caring for their patients, residents and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. A select number of healthcare professionals will be invited to show center to enjoy the festivities and to be recognized for their incredible work during the pandemic.


When is the Atlantic City Air Show?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • No rain date information has been provided.


Where is the Atlantic City Air Show?

  • The event will be held on the Atlantic City Beachfront.



Atlantic City Air Show Schedule

 *Times & Performers Subject to Change without Notification

  • 11:00 AM Airspace Closes for Airshow, TFR in Effect, Boats in Place


  • 11:30 AM US Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem


  • 11:38 AM US Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show


  • 11:48 AM NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 Flyby


  • 11:49 AM NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135 Flyby


  • 11:51 AM USAF 436th AW C-17 Flyby


  • 11:53 AM NJ ANG Composite Wing Flyby (KC-135 & (2) F-16s)


  • 11:55 AM FAA William J Hughes Tech Center Citation Flyby (1-pass)


  • 11:57 AM NBC Philadelphia Chopper 10 Flyby


  • 11:59 AM Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Helicopter Flyby


  • 12:01 PM ChefPitts S1S Aerobatics


  • 12:15 PM USAF C-17A Globemaster III Demonstration


  • 12:27 PM Medical Helicopter Flybys


  • 12:29 PM NJ State Police Flybys


  • 12:31 PM 80th FTW T-38 Talon Flyby #1 (4-ship)


  • 12:38 PM NJ-ArNG/NJ-ANG UH-60 SPIES/FRIES Demonstration


  • 12:44 PM GEICO Skytypers


  • 1:04 PM USMC VMM-774 MV-22 Osprey Demonstration


  • 1:14 PM David Windmiller Edge 540 Aerobatics


  • 1:28 PM US Coast Guard MH-65D Search & Rescue Demonstration


  • 1:42 PM Jim Beasley Jr. P-51 Mustang Demonstration


  • 1:50 PM USAF F-22A Raptor Demonstration


  • 2:05 PM USAF Heritage Flight (F-22 & P-51)


  • 2:19 PM Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show


  • 2:40 PM USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony


  • 2:50 PM USAF Thunderbirds


Admission fees for the Atlantic City Air Show

  • Admission is free.


More about the Atlantic City Air Show

  • No Airshow can be successful without a pre-flight checklist. Here are some helpful tips to optimize your Airshow experience:
    • Protect yourself with sunscreen.
    • Wear light clothing in the hot weather.
    • Bring snacks and water to stay refreshed.
    • Bring sunglasses for an optimal sight of the show.
    • Cameras and binoculars are a great way to capture the action.
    • Beach accessories, chairs, umbrellas, hats and bathing suits are welcomed on the beach.
    • Bring a portable radio and tune it to WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM and 1450 AM to hear all of the commentary for the show.


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7 Tips to Enjoying the 2021 Atlantic City Air Show Thunder Over the Boardwalk


Check out our Atlantic City Air Show pictures from an earlier Thunder Over the Boardwalk on Facebook.

For more tips on attending the 2021 Thunder Over the Boardwalk AC air show, read our article.

For more details from Atlantic City, including stay & play options, please visit this link.

For more ideas for things to do with the kids in Atlantic City after the Air Show, please visit this link.


18 Things to do in Atlantic City With Kids


August 18, 2021
11:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Event Category:


Atlantic City Airshow
2300 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


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