The Atlantic City Airshow is about to take off on Wednesday, Aug. 21, but before the action takes place, A.C. Weekly went behind the scenes on Tuesday to get some on-the-ground shots of a few of the planes and acts that will be featured in the big show.

Some of note are the Vampire, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the Geico Skytypers and, new this year, the Royal Air Force, aka the Red Arrows.

— Pamela Dollak