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2014 Atlantic City Air Show Returns Aug. 13

The 'Thunder' Is Back as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the show

By Lori Hoffman
Add Comment Add Comment | Comments: 60 | Posted Dec. 11, 2013

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A stunt from the 2013 Atlantic City Air Show.

Photo by Tom Briglia/PhotoGraphics

The official date has been announced for the 2014 Atlantic City Air Show, “Thunder Over the Boardwalk.” The show will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13.

In truth there wasn’t much “thunder” in the show last year. Due to mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration, the US military was forced to cancel all appearances at air shows in 2013.

David Schultz, president of David Schultz Airshows LLC, which has been the operations and coordination company for the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show since its inception in 2003, has made the announcement that the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will participate in the 2014 show.

“Atlantic City is once again excited to welcome the USAF Thunderbirds back to the Thunder Over the Boardwalk in August 2014. We also expect to have the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team back for August. Other performers and participants will be announced later in the spring of 2014."

The Thunderbirds had been a regular participant in the Atlantic City Air Show since it began in 2003.

It should also be noted that the military cutbacks last year also prevented our own locally based military unit, the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, from participating and being hosts for the show.

Because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Air Show in 2013 was moved to June to show visitors that the Boardwalk was in good shape following erroneous reports that the Atlantic City Boardwalk had been destroyed.

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1. Hank-SJ said... on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:32AM

“Let's hope the August date will be the permanent date. The reason I read for having it in June was to get a lead-up attraction to 4th of July activities.”

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2. Lori Hoffman said... on Dec 13, 2013 at 02:32PM

“It has been reported that the 2015 show will feature the Blue Angels and will take place on May 27.”

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3. Tony Connor said... on Dec 15, 2013 at 08:53AM

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4. Ellie Bocelli said... on Jan 17, 2014 at 02:59PM

“Thank you for returning and coming back in August. June too funky weather wise. Last year a dissapointment but that won't keep me from coming this year. Can not wait!”

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5. STEVE THOMAS said... on Feb 7, 2014 at 10:40AM

“I am so glad to hear the good news about the Thunder birds and Blue Angels good luck Atlantic City I cant wait to attend.”

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6. Lanse said... on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:40PM

“Is there RV parking at Bader field or any place to view air show”

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7. CHRIS JULIANO said... on Feb 23, 2014 at 06:05PM

“THIS IS MY 10 TH YEAR GOING TO ALTANTICCITY AIR SHIOW
AND I HAD FUN THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE ALTANTIC CITY
TO WACHIMG THE AIRE SHOW AND GO SWIM IN THE
OCAEN

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8. bruce cunningham said... on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:49AM

“glad things are back up and running,already have my room for the whole week”

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9. Anonymous said... on Feb 24, 2014 at 06:28PM

“what time does practice take place on Tuesday”

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10. Anonymous said... on Feb 25, 2014 at 02:08PM

“TO ANONYMOUS #9.... THUNDERBIRDS USUALLY PRACTICE AT 3 PM THE DAY BEFORE, SAME TIME AS REGULAR SHOW, IF THAT HELPS.
LOVE TO BE ON THE BEACH AND SEE THOSE FANTASTIC FIGHTER JETS GO BY.”

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11. MANNAMIRA said... on Feb 27, 2014 at 10:08AM


great!!! I loved to see them in the sky iam excited, cant wait to watch them,,hope the weather will be beautiful then..”

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12. Anonymous said... on Mar 6, 2014 at 03:18PM

“i love atlantic city. thats my place”

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13. karen vick said... on Mar 10, 2014 at 10:09PM

“the show was so disappointing last year, cant wait for this year!”

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14. AL JOSEPH said... on Mar 20, 2014 at 01:03PM

“ON THE BEACH,BOARDWALK,AT THE TOP OF RESORTS, AT THE POOL . T BIRDS OR ANGELS OR BOTH , HAS BEEN EXCITING TO SEE AND TALK TO MANY PEOPLE”

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15. Anonymous said... on Mar 20, 2014 at 02:50PM

“HEY CHRIS J GET SPELL CHECK! LOL”

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16. susan said... on Mar 20, 2014 at 04:42PM

“can anyone recommend best place to stay over near the show?”

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17. Celeste M said... on Mar 27, 2014 at 03:40PM

“We are planning to camp (pop-up) in the Atlantic City area. Anyone know of a campground close?”

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18. MS> ABSOLUTE said... on Mar 31, 2014 at 10:14AM

“I HAVE BEEN TO THE AIR SHOW A FEW TIMES, EVERYTHING WAS BEAUTIFUL,, LAST YEAR WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING, BUT THE MADE THE BEST OF IT. I ALWAYS STAY IN TRUMP PLAZA OCEAN VIEW.. THEN HEADS DOWN TO THE POOL AREA... GOTTA GET YOUR SWIM ON...LOL”

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19. paul said... on Apr 17, 2014 at 11:12AM

“where does one go for the day of the show and what time to get there to be comfortable,i dont want to sit on the beach though,and going home same day”

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20. Anh le said... on Apr 22, 2014 at 03:38PM

“Love the show and the sound...can't wait”

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21. andrea said... on May 20, 2014 at 12:12PM

“Seems to be some confusion as to the date this year (2014). Will it be on June 26th or Aug 13th? Thanks”

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22. Andrea said... on May 20, 2014 at 12:14PM

“Seems to be some confusion as to the date. Will the show be on June 26th or on Aug 13th, 2014? thanks”

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23. Shirley said... on May 23, 2014 at 08:15AM

“where is the show exactly? I've never been so I don't know where to go for the best view”

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24. Anonymous said... on May 29, 2014 at 11:29AM

“to #23.... air show on the beach in front of the casinos. jets fly from one end to another.....there is not a bad place to view the show.... but last i heard the hotels/motels are filling up quick.”

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25. Greg said... on May 30, 2014 at 05:43AM

“Good move back to August.....June was horrible.......We need the military back..... I hate to say it but last years show was the WORST air show I ever watched and I have been coming since the beginning.”

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26. Anonymous said... on Jun 3, 2014 at 03:24PM

“August is unbearably hot and sweltering. June is more bearable. Bad call to move it back to mid Summer.

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27. Anonymous said... on Jun 3, 2014 at 10:28PM

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28. Greg said... on Jun 5, 2014 at 05:31AM

“AS August should be.......Thats why there is a BIG OCEAN out there!!! :-)”

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29. Anonymous said... on Jun 8, 2014 at 05:27PM

“Can the airshow be seen from the ac bay?”

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30. Touch of Glass said... on Jun 11, 2014 at 01:35PM

“#29, if you're on a boat, just go out front. We typically anchor about a 1/2 mile out and they fly right over top of us! We have the best seats in the house! Being on the water, we have a nice breeze...”

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31. Dan said... on Jun 13, 2014 at 09:03AM

“Always a great show !!! I love it keep it going every year !!”

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32. Joy said... on Jun 23, 2014 at 07:25PM

“Hi All, Does anyone know what Casino the air show takes place in front of, on the beach? Is it near convention hall? Let me know so we can catch a casino bus down to the shore. Thanks. Great show!”

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33. Zev said... on Jul 2, 2014 at 09:56PM

“If its the same as past shows, you can see the planes from the boardwalk & beach from just about everywhere west of the Caesar's Pier. The Tropicana is slightly west of airshow center. You wouldn't see very much from Revel or Showboat- those are too far east.”

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34. shawnA said... on Jul 7, 2014 at 04:17PM

“Last year show was great but missed the military being there hope its even better this year”

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35. Lynn said... on Jul 14, 2014 at 12:14PM

“Gee....does anyone know the approximate time the air show begins? I can't get down till 2pm. Thanks!”

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36. Anonymous said... on Jul 18, 2014 at 04:49PM

“Thunderbirds usually start at 3pm. What time does the show start this year? We will not arrive until noon.”

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37. Mr B said... on Jul 18, 2014 at 08:23PM

“Was down in 2012 by accident only saw the practice the day before the show tremendous hope to go the day of the show this year”

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38. Anonymous said... on Jul 19, 2014 at 01:05PM

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39. J Bernstein said... on Jul 21, 2014 at 01:04PM

“I have always enjoyed the Air Sow. What time will the show begin on August 13?


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40. L Hoffman said... on Jul 27, 2014 at 01:42PM

“Scheduled time is 11:30am-3:30pm.”

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41. Ms. Fabulous said... on Jul 28, 2014 at 08:31AM

“Is the air show on rain or shine???”

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42. Anonymous said... on Jul 30, 2014 at 09:00AM

“Why is this not happening over the weekend? It would really be great to allow people who live elsewhere to make this into a day/weekend trip.”

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43. Anonymous said... on Aug 5, 2014 at 03:03PM

“calling for rain.......is there a rain date?”

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44. suzanne morrow said... on Aug 6, 2014 at 07:29AM

“How do you know if it will still go on. Looking at the weather, the two days are calling for rain, will they still fly? Don't want to make the trip for nothing...”

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45. Anonymous said... on Aug 6, 2014 at 09:37AM

“This is to commentators #43 and 44:

First @ Commentator #43: I don't think they call for a rain date.

@ Commentator #44: They should make an announcement VIA their facebook page if the forecast holds (remember; its 7 days away and a lot can change with the weather in a week). I remembered when we had something like this in 2010 that it was still on rain or shine but the only thing that would get everyone to change their mind is if this was a major storm (high wind, thunder and lightning, etc)”

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46. Cathy Boe said... on Aug 8, 2014 at 04:26PM

“Is there a rain date for the air show? I have been keeping an eye on the weather and they are calling for 80% rain?”

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47. Anonymous said... on Aug 8, 2014 at 06:32PM

“Are coolers with adult beverages allowed on the beach?”

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48. George S. said... on Aug 9, 2014 at 08:42AM

“Can the aircraft be viewed while still on the ground? If so where from? And are there certain times this can be done? I am an amateur photographer looking to get my first taste or an airshow. Please help me out with answers? Regards.”

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49. Hey #42 said... on Aug 9, 2014 at 08:59AM

“It may be because of the fact that there could be over 800,000 people viewing (so I've read) If it were on a weekend that number would easily go over 1,000,000 for the airshow alone. Then consider the other events in A.C., and normal tourism. It may become a logistical nightmare. Plus, the stretch of beach where the show is taking place may not accommodate so many people. Just a hunch. Another possibility is the military pilot's schedules. Just speculation.”

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50. Anonymous said... on Aug 10, 2014 at 04:54PM

“I was looking at the weather for this week and it looks like were getting slammed with 2 to 3 inches of rain on Tuesday into Wednesday. Is there any plans for a rain date?”

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51. Anonymous said... on Aug 11, 2014 at 06:28AM

“I booked a room at revel for Tuesday night into wensday for the air show I would like to know if anyone else knows if their is a rain date or will it continue what's going on ???”

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52. Anonymous said... on Aug 11, 2014 at 10:02AM

“There is no rain date. If they can safely fly they will. They will decide on the day.”

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53. Chuck D said... on Aug 11, 2014 at 11:24PM

“Where is the schedule that is usually posted here every year?”

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54. Dave Zeiss chief green creek fire co said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 05:53AM

“Is the air show going to happen today?”

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55. georgie aaron said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 08:37AM

“Beach party on Jackson Ave”

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56. Bernie said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 08:43AM

“What is the exact location of the air show???”

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57. Anonymous said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 08:58AM

“Can you bring a cooler with beer etc. on the beach? I imagine Margaritaville/Landshark bar will be slammed to try to get into. Right?”

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58. Anonymous said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 04:13PM

“Any rain out dates”

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59. Anonymous said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 05:54PM

“This the worst air show I ever been to, no static displays, a is a but dead, save your money and go somewhere else”

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60. Anonymous said... on Aug 12, 2014 at 06:00PM

“Show and atlantic city are both done, don't waste your time. Go some where else”

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