2018 Atlantic City Airshow Features USAF Thunderbirds

2018 Atlantic City Airshow


The 16th annual Atlantic City Airshow is set to roar above the resort’s beaches and Boardwalk on Aug. 22. 2018. More than two dozen participants with planes flying in the show.

“This event attracts spectators to our destination during the midweek and showcases Atlantic City’s great amenities to hundreds of thousands of visitors. Events like this are key components in our efforts to increase tourism in Atlantic City,” CRDA Executive Director Matt Doherty said in a statement.

2018 Atlantic City Airshow features U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds performing aerial demonstrations in the F-16C Fighting Falcon.


2018 Atlantic City Airshow Lineup

  • 1100  Airspace Closes
  • 1135  Army Golden Knights Streamer Drop
  • 1200  National Anthems (Canadian & US) w/Flag Jumps by Golden Knights
  • 1208  Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Demonstration
  • 1214  NJ-ANG F-16 4-ship Flyby
  • 1216  NJ-ANG KC-135 Flyby
  • 1218  305th AMW C-17 Flyby
  • 1220  305th AMW KC-10 Flyby
  • 1222  NJ-ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & 2 F-16s)
  • 1224  Jim Beasley Jr. SNJ-5 Aerobatics
  • 1234  Paul Dougherty Christian Eagle Aerobatics
  • 1248  436th AMW C-17 Flyby
  • 1250  FAA William J Hughes Global 5000 Flyby
  • 1252  Medical Helo and Chopper 6 Flybys
  • 1300  Canadian Forces Snowbirds
  • 1340  Lee Leets Tucano Demonstration
  • 1354  NJ State Police Flyby
  • 1356  166th AW C-130 Flyby
  • 1358  VT-9 T-45C Goshawk Flyby
  • 1402  HM-15 MH-53J SeaDragon Flyby
  • 1405  GEICO Skytypers
  • 1420  MISS GEICO Speedboat Race with Skytypers
  • 1426  Jim Beasley Jr. P-51 Mustang Demo
  • 1438  NJ-ArNG/ANG UH-60 Demo & SPIES/FRIES Demo
  • 1443  Mike Wiskus Pitts Aerobatics
  • 1458  USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
  • 1505  USAF Thunderbirds
  • 1600  Airshow Complete


Wednesday August 22, 2018
Time 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Most of the performers will take off and land at Atlantic City International Airport, which serves as the host airport for the airshow.

1 thought on “2018 Atlantic City Airshow Features USAF Thunderbirds”

  1. James De Francisco

    I was made HOMETOWN HERO in my town. I am a 75 year old USAF Veteran and want to meet all Thunderbird pilots and get their autographs when I come down next week.
    UFO Investigator
    Jim De Francisco Sr.
    USAF / ARMY Reserve Vet.
    10 years proudly serving my country. HAND SALUTE.

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