Photo Petty Officer 3rd Class Breanna Centeno/Petty OfficerPetty Officer 2nd Class Malerie Bell takes the oath during a re-enlistment ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Angela McShan as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flyover during the Atlantic City Airshow near Atlantic City, Aug. 18, 2021.

ATLANTIC CITY – The Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, Meet AC and David Schultz Airshows will present the 2022 Meet AC Airshow, the world’s premier free midweek beachfront airshow, starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

This year’s star studded airshow lineup includes the return of major military acts, including U.S. Army Golden Knights , U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the long-awaited reappearance of the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet “Rhino” East Coast Demo Team. Other civilian acts include Chris Thomas Airshows , Paul Dougherty Airshows , Full Throttle Formation Team and Jim Beasley.

“This year’s line-up of performers is second to none,” Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Michael Chait said in a release. “You have both military and civilian acts that are among the best in the country soaring to our beaches right here in the Garden State – we promise that this will be our best show to date.”

Fight Schedule

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
11:44 AM: NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 Flyby
11:45 AM: NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135 Flyby
11:47 AM: NBC 10 Helicopter Flybys
11:50 AM: NJ ANG Composite Wing Flyby (KC-135 & (2) F-16s)
11:52 AM: Chris Thomas SNJ-2 Aerobatics
12:03 PM: USN MH-53 Super Stallions Flyover
12:09 PM: USAF C-17A Globemaster III Demonstration
12:23 PM: Medical Helicopter Flybys
12:25 PM: NJ State Police Flybys
12:33 PM: 552 nd ACW E-3C Sentry Flyby
12:35 PM: NJ-ArNG/NJ-ANG UH-60 SPIES/FRIES Demonstration
12:43 PM: 552 nd ACW E-3C Sentry Flyby
12:45 PM: 1 st HS, UH-1N Twin Huey (2-ship) Flyby
12:49 PM: FAA William J Hughes Aircraft Flybys (2-passes)
12:54 PM: Jim Beasley Jr./Ed Shipley Ti-6 (2-ship) Demo
1:06 PM: US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
1:16 PM: Paul Dougherty Eagle Aerobatics
1:34 PM: Full Throttle Formation Team
1:49 PM: Army Golden Knights Parachute Demonstration
2:09 PM: Jim Beasley Jr. P-51 Mustang Demonstration
2:19 PM: USN F/A-18 Super Hornet Demonstration
2:34 PM: USN Legacy Flight F/A-18 & FG-1D Corsair
2:49 PM: USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
3:00 PM: USAF Thunderbirds
5:00 PM: Airspace Re-opens; TFR Ends

The schedule is subject to change without notice due to mechanical or weather issues.

Practice day is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 beginning at 11 a.m.

Commentary for the show will be aired on WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM and 1450 AM on Wednesday only.

The airshow also features the return of Veterans Resource Row presented by Bank of America 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Boardwalk at Missouri Avenue. More than a dozen veteran resource organizations and entities will be providing information on services, support and job opportunities

“Marquee events like the Atlantic City Airshow help drive economic development by drawing thousands of spectators to the city,” Bank of America Greater Philadelphia President Jim Dever said. “Bank of America has supported the military for more than 100 years and the Airshow’s Veterans Resource Row is a great opportunity to connect veterans with organizations that can provide important resources.”

Participating agencies include:

  • American Legion
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
  • New Jersey Casino Control Commission
  • Flight Safety International
  • American Red Cross
  • LS Technology
  • NJ Vet2Vet
  • Catholic Charities
  • Philadelphia Flyers Warriors
  • Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office
  • Humana
  • Hero Care Connect
  • Team Red White and Blue

The Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow is a community partnership between the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; Meet AC; the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; the City of Atlantic City; the 177th Fighter Wing of the NJ Air National Guard; South Jersey Transportation Authority; FAA William J. Hughes Tech Center; The Atlantic City International Airport; and David Schultz Airshows, LLC. The Meet AC Atlantic City Airshow is supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

Pre-flight Checklist

Here are some helpful tips to optimize your Meet AC Airshow experience.

  • Protect yourself with sunscreen.
  • Wear light clothing in the hot weather.
  • Bring snacks and water to stay refreshed.
  • Bring sunglasses for 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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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.