The 2010 Thunder Over the Boardwalk air spectacle will include a few new ingredients in the mix this year.
The 2010 Atlantic City Air Show, the eighth annual event in the resort town and the biggest mid-week show of its kind in the world, is going to boast a couple of changes this year.
For one, as was revealed at a press conference on Monday, July 12, at the Atlantic City Historical Museum on Atlantic City's beautiful Garden Pier, in conjunction with this year's Atlantic City Air Show: Thunder Over the Boardwalk, the Atlantic City Free Public Library (with help from the Asbury Park Public Library) will be presenting a fascinating exhibit called "Flying Fearless" — celebrating the 100-year anniversary of air shows in the state of New Jersey — at the Historical Museum and at the Atlantic City International Airport from now until the end of summer (through Sept. 7).
The library also has the exhibit up online at the following web address: njairshows1910.org.
Here is a picture from the exhibit, courtesy of the Atlantic City Free Public Library:
Another change this year is that the air show will be presented by Siganos Management, in cooperation with other local entities such as Harrah's Entertainment, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and many other partners including David Schultz Airshows, LLC.
Schultz, pictured at the July 12 press conference, announced another new item for this year's air show — that the event, which drew an estimated 750,000 people to the Atlantic City area to watch it last year, is going "international" in 2010.
The international factor is the inclusion of the Brazilian Smoke Squadron, which will perform a demonstration at 12:40pm during the Atlantic City Air Show, set for Wednesday, Aug. 25, starting at 10am.
Schultz says this new ingredient in the air show "adds a flavor that the show hasn't had before."
Its Aug. 25 appearance at the air show, which will be the first time the Brazilian air team has performed on the East Coast, will be the first of two appearances it makes in the United States this year.
"There will be lots of smoke" during its 40-minute demonstration, according to Schultz. The inclusion of the Brazilian flight team will also garner international attention to the Atlantic City Air Show and dignitaries and embassy officials from Brazil are planning to attend this year's event in Atlantic City.
All in all, Schultz says this year's show will expand on the success of the previous years' shows, which has achieved significant increases in attendance since its inception.
"It's going to be a great, loud show," says Schultz. "It will be an exciting show. It will be a non-stop show."
A ribbon-cutting held at the A.C. Historical Museum for the 2010 Atlantic City Air Show on July 12:
Speakers at the July 12 press conference, which included Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford, Don Marrandino of Harrah's Entertainment, and Joe Kelly of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, urged air show attendees to think about making their trip to Atlantic City this year one in which they stay overnight at one of the area's many great hotels and make an end-of-the-summer vacation out of it.
It will certainly be a way to beat the traffic.
For more information on the 2010 Atlantic City Air Show, including the complete flight schedule click here.
For pics from last year's air show click here.
To visit the online photo exhibit "Flying Fearless" visit njairshows1910.org.
For info on the Chelsea Hotel Air Show packages go here.
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