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moose135
08-12-2009, 10:56 AM
The annual Atlantic City Airshow "Thunder Over The Boardwalk" is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (That's right - Wednesday - it's always been a mid-week show). The show opens at 10:30am, and end with the featured performers, the USAF Thunderbirds, beginning their demo at around 3pm. Just like Jones Beach, this show is held over the Atlantic, off the beach at AC. Checking the show schedule, it looks as if they have a large and varied list of performers - everything from F-16, A-10 and F/A-18F demos, a 4-ship Raptor fly-by, air-sea rescue demos, various warbirds, and examples of all the NJ based Air Force assets (KC-135, KC-10, C-17 and F-16).

For more details, check the show web site:
http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/acairshow.aspx

njgtr82
08-12-2009, 12:51 PM
Going down Tuesday morning, staying at the Borgata . You going Moose?

moose135
08-12-2009, 01:06 PM
Yes, looking at a one-day trip, probably leaving LI around 6am :shock:

cancidas
08-12-2009, 01:38 PM
Yes, looking at a one-day trip, probably leaving LI around 6am :shock:
if i get my camera's AF fixed would you be willing to pick up some company for the day?

moose135
08-12-2009, 03:21 PM
Absolutely, Matt!

Fighting_falcon_51
08-12-2009, 08:18 PM
ugh, it looks like I can't make it this year :(

Steven Holzinger
08-13-2009, 08:33 AM
If anyone goes, plan on getting there no later than 9 am. Show center is near Florida Avenue, and if you're going to park in the casinos, you'd want to park at either Trump Plaza, Caesars, or the Trop. However, don't say I didn't warn you - they may charge an OUTRAGEOUS parking fee because of the airshow.

Steven Holzinger
08-13-2009, 08:41 AM
ALSO, and don't say I didn't warn you guys about it, but because of The Pier at Caesars, the aerobatic box is much further out over the ocean than other shows (even Jones Beach). You're going to need at least 400mm and some more help from that to get good shots.

I'll be down there Tuesday and Wednesday. Don't know where I'm going to shoot from... I'd like it to be the Pier but highly doubt it'll happen, so the beach might be the place for me.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-13-2009, 11:55 AM
Im trying to organize a last minute trip, is there anything else I should know?

Big Tim #70
08-14-2009, 05:59 AM
Steve,

Maybe since the Spitfire is out, Josh can get in with the YAK?

Fighting_falcon_51
08-15-2009, 12:27 AM
Here's a list as to who will be performing:
1030 Horizon Blue Cross Blimp of New Jersey Flybys
1102 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Flag Jump w/National Anthem
1110 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Mass Exit Show
1117 USAF-ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
1119 USAF-ANG 108th ARW KC-135 Stratotanker Flyby
1121 USAF-AFRC 514th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1123 USAF-AFRC 76th ARS KC-10A Extender Flyby
1127 New Jersey Air National Guard Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16s)
1128 USAF-ACC F-22 Raptor Flyby (4-Ship) 2-passes
1132 Red Eagles Air Sports Teaser Demonstration
1142 NJ State Police OH-58 and Bell 206 Demonstration (2-passes)
1145 FAA William J Hughes Technical Center Global 5000 Flyby (2-passes)
1149 US Coast Guard HH-65 Search & Rescue Demonstration
1203 US Marine Corps CH-46E SeaKnight Flyby (2-passes)
1208 USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II Demonstration
1222 Horsemen P-51 Demonstration
1231 USAF F-16CJ Viper Demonstration
1244 USAF Heritage Flight (F-16, A-10, 2X P-51)
1255 Tim Weber GEICO Extra 300 Aerobatics
1308 USAF-AFRC 914th AW C-130 Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
1310 USAF-ANG 106th RQS HC-130P & HH-60G Pararescue Demonstration
1330 KYW-3 New Chopper Flyby & Show Center Hoverwork
1332 Josh Wilson YAK-50 Aerobatics
1343 US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demonstration
1357 US Navy Legacy Flight (F/A-18F & F4U Corsair)
1408 USN VAW-120 E-2C Hawkeye Flyby (2-passes)
1411 Rob Holland MX2 Aerobatics
1425 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Mass Exit Show
1442 Red Eagle Air Sports 2-ship Aerobatic Demonstration
1501 USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
1505 USAF Thunderbirds
1600 Airshow Ends


--Acquired from ASB.TV performers and times subject to change without notice.

EDIT- I saw this on the website:For premium public seating on the beach featuring a lá carte food and beverage, join the Flightline Club! Tickets cost $20 each, children under 12 years of age are free, but a seat and meal are not included. To preorder tickets, call 609-646-2292 extension 25, or try the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or Ticketmaster. Ticket availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Is it worth it or is it a waste, anyone ever have an experience with it?

cancidas
08-15-2009, 01:03 AM
Here's a list as to who will be performing:
1030 Horizon Blue Cross Blimp of New Jersey Flybys
1102 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Flag Jump w/National Anthem
1110 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Mass Exit Show
1117 USAF-ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
1119 USAF-ANG 108th ARW KC-135 Stratotanker Flyby
1121 USAF-AFRC 514th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1123 USAF-AFRC 76th ARS KC-10A Extender Flyby
1127 New Jersey Air National Guard Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16s)
1128 USAF-ACC F-22 Raptor Flyby (4-Ship) 2-passes
1132 Red Eagles Air Sports Teaser Demonstration
1142 NJ State Police OH-58 and Bell 206 Demonstration (2-passes)
1145 FAA William J Hughes Technical Center Global 5000 Flyby (2-passes)
1149 US Coast Guard HH-65 Search & Rescue Demonstration
1203 US Marine Corps CH-46E SeaKnight Flyby (2-passes)
1208 USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II Demonstration
1222 Horsemen P-51 Demonstration
1231 USAF F-16CJ Viper Demonstration
1244 USAF Heritage Flight (F-16, A-10, 2X P-51)
1255 Tim Weber GEICO Extra 300 Aerobatics
1308 USAF-AFRC 914th AW C-130 Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
1310 USAF-ANG 106th RQS HC-130P & HH-60G Pararescue Demonstration
1330 KYW-3 New Chopper Flyby & Show Center Hoverwork
1332 Josh Wilson YAK-50 Aerobatics
1343 US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demonstration
1357 US Navy Legacy Flight (F/A-18F & F4U Corsair)
1408 USN VAW-120 E-2C Hawkeye Flyby (2-passes)
1411 Rob Holland MX2 Aerobatics
1425 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Mass Exit Show
1442 Red Eagle Air Sports 2-ship Aerobatic Demonstration
1501 USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
1505 USAF Thunderbirds
1600 Airshow Ends
wow, that's quite a collection... i may just have to suffer through it without a working AF on my camera...

Fighting_falcon_51
08-15-2009, 01:40 AM
Yeah if I were you id go, its not everyday you get a line-up like this.

Also does anyone know the frequencies this airshow operates on?

Fighting_falcon_51
08-17-2009, 09:57 PM
IMPORTANT TRAFFIC INFO FOR A.C. AIR SHOW
Mark Carros ( [email protected] ) - 8/17/09 12:49 pm
Last Updated - 8/17/09 05:55 pm



(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City Police Department has several suggestions on how best to cope with traffic if you are planning to attend the air show on Wednesday.

Here is the news release sent to NBC 40 from the Police Department:

Traffic Advisory for “Thunder over the Boardwalk” 2009 Airshow


The 2009 Atlantic City Airshow “Thunder over the Boardwalk” attendance is expected to exceed last year’s record attendance

of an estimated 600,000 spectators. Listed below you will find information regarding traveling and parking in Atlantic City.



Atlantic City is easily accessible via the Atlantic City Expressway, Route 30 and Route 40/322.

Take Exit 1 off the Atlantic City Expressway for parking at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Those arriving by the N.J. Transit rail system can be assured that additional train service is available the day of the show.

The rail system can be accessed from nearby Hammonton, Egg Harbor City and Absecon, with trains arriving at the

Atlantic City Convention Center. For more information, visit www.njtransit.com (http://www.njtransit.com).





Early arrivers may want to try the South Jersey Transportation Authority lots on Fairmont Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, and the New York Avenue garage (located between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue) in Atlantic City.

Remote parking at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa is easily accessible from Exit 1 from the Atlantic City Expressway. Visitors should look for directional signs in the surface lot. If you park in the garage, walk through the casino to the North Entrance to take the shuttle. Parking will be $5, which includes the cost of the shuttle to the Boardwalk. The last shuttle from Borgata is at 2 p.m.





The City of Atlantic City has provided a handicap viewing area which will be available at the pavilion at Montpelier Avenue and the Boardwalk during the Airshow. There is also a handicap accessible ramp on Montpelier Avenue. However, space is limited (first come, first served) and will be restricted for those in wheelchairs that cannot access the beach.



On Wednesday, August 19 only, New Jersey Transit will operate additional service on the Atlantic City Rail Line to/from the Atlantic City Airshow. One additional train will operate in each direction. Due to expected high ridership, customers are advised to allow extra travel time, purchase tickets in advance to avoid lines, and to travel light.

To view the Atlantic City Line timetable or information on all other train service, visit www.njtransit.com (http://www.njtransit.com).



For more information on the Atlantic City Airshow “Thunder over the Boardwalk” presented by Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, visit www.atlanticcityairshow.com (http://www.atlanticcityairshow.com) or www.atlanticcitynj.com (http://www.atlanticcitynj.com).

Im planning on leaving at 5AM on Wednesday.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-18-2009, 09:19 PM
I hope everyone has a fun and safe trip.

njgtr82
08-19-2009, 07:19 PM
I hope Moose got some good shots, I didn't make it to bed til 5:30 this morning and was way too hungover to make it to the beach today

moose135
08-19-2009, 08:39 PM
Just got home - 16 hours with Fred and his sons. Gotta jump in the shower, then I'll look at pictures. Was an outstanding show. Light wasn't great, but wasn't terrible, hot, mostly sunny. An incredible variety of performers - there was rarely more than a few minutes of inactivity between performances from 10:30am until the T-Birds finished at almost 4pm. I think I took about 1200 shots...

Fighting_falcon_51
08-19-2009, 09:28 PM
It was a very good show. It was very hot though I burned through 7 bottles of water and a ton of sun screen, I was even debating weather I should leave the show or not but I ended up staying, I got the VIP area and it was good and all but the speakers were really weak so I had to use my scanner but it also has lousy speakers.

Also I heard them talking about UAV's I couldn't make it out because of the bad audio.

And it seemed like the T-birds ended the show early is it just me or did they cut it around ten mins?

moose135
08-19-2009, 11:18 PM
I'm way too tired to be looking at photos, but here's a quick taste of the air show:
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/624965602_R3vnc-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/624965660_uxMMo-L.jpg

Now it's off to bed~!

moose135
08-20-2009, 01:36 PM
Well, after a few hours of sleep, a lot of water, I'm still a little tired, sore and dealing with sunburn on my face, arms and legs. Edited some shots from yesterday, but still have a ton to go through. Here are a few more shots:

Kicking up a little spray :D
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625402573_2e6Wk-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625404780_PBsWX-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625403204_JeNzM-L.jpg

USAF Heritage Flight (yes, the lighting conditions were tough!)
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625403282_g7UiF-L.jpg

It's Fred!
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625402899_J7CFU-L.jpg

The Boys from Gabreski
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625402034_p6hBg-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625402153_uamqe-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625402662_RjVNw-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625404584_FzmhC-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625404690_j2wyS-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625404137_bhYFP-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625403674_PBTC8-L.jpg

Matt Molnar
08-20-2009, 01:40 PM
Niiiice.

lijk604
08-20-2009, 04:40 PM
Just got home - 16 hours with Fred and his sons.....I think I took about 1200 shots...

Which means Fred must have shot close to 3000 pics. :)

MarkLawrence
08-20-2009, 05:08 PM
Nice John!

moose135
08-20-2009, 08:50 PM
Working my way through my shots, here are a few more...

Dan Dameo and the AAM's Corsair in the Navy Legacy Flight.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625738348_FXoNQ-L.jpg

Keeping it down on the deck.
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625737157_iwZ9D-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625737277_a88Rn-L.jpg

Going sideways...
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625739151_M57or-L.jpg

I know we have some helicopter fans here, so...
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625738973_S8HMb-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625739650_tnDxG-L.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625740045_6xcD4-L.jpg

This is Howard, who works at B&H - we ended up hanging out together a good part of the day, talking airplanes and cameras. He's shooting with a Nikon 600mm lens, on a film body!
http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/625403521_8nRpP-L.jpg

cancidas
08-20-2009, 08:59 PM
very nice spread there moose, keep 'em coming! still bummed that i couldn't make it. sadly, making money is a bit more important at the moment.

AirtrafficController
08-20-2009, 09:57 PM
Excellent coverage Moose!

Derf
08-21-2009, 06:49 AM
Great day Moose and great shots as usual... Here are a few of mine

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625981761_fYRGe-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625981789_8DGiy-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625981817_hdWCw-L.jpg

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http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982291_xPYkp-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982270_fFUXN-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982307_JkhDq-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982340_LWVnG-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982136_fQjkV-L.jpg

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http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982156_2tSJB-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982187_rszpD-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982228_vLfMt-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982207_Nv7JT-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982249_tu9vK-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982487_TCv2y-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982445_eUbr2-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982408_H8R4R-L.jpg

http://derf.smugmug.com/photos/625982433_exE8n-L.jpg
Join us again for the next "Great Adventures of MOOSE and Derf"

PhilDernerJr
08-21-2009, 09:17 AM
Moose, great stuff, your Hawkeye is my fav!!!

You buddy Howard should seriously have an armed guard!

Fred, that vertical F-22 shot is amazing.

Matt Molnar
08-21-2009, 12:34 PM
Great shots guys.

Did Howard need a trailer to move that tripod?

moose135
08-21-2009, 12:36 PM
Thanks, guys!

Great shots, Fred! We always have the best adventures - what's next?

NIKV69
08-21-2009, 01:35 PM
It's Fred!

Is that how Fred looked at Pinnal when he got dehydrated in the 100 plus degree sun?


Great shots guys.

PhilDernerJr
08-22-2009, 12:22 AM
Here's NYCA's write-up, done by Scott Snorteland.

:arrow: Atlantic City Thunder Over The Boardwalk Airshow 2009 (http://nycaviation.com/2009/08/22/atlantic-city-thunder-over-the-boardwalk-airshow-2009/)

Derf
08-24-2009, 09:32 PM
Yet more pics

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/629443079_v3tpR-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/629445666_oB8uX-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/629451682_GNW7H-L.jpg

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http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/629459221_sNAME-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/629458895_y7cbU-L.jpg

http://www.longislandwallpapers.com/photos/629459523_mkwjf-L.jpg

Big Tim #70
08-25-2009, 08:54 AM
Amazing shots guys. This is one of, if not my favorite shows year in and year out.

Where are Howard's shots? You must be able to see the pilot's facial expression with that set up! :shock:

Nick
08-25-2009, 11:46 AM
Great shots guys, 468 looks damn good! I love the helo pics. I was watching Steve's video of our demo when I noticed something.. different at 5:08.
DzgOa7PrwK0#movie_player

Gerard
08-25-2009, 12:19 PM
Great shots guys, 468 looks damn good! I love the helo pics. I was watching Steve's video of our demo when I noticed something.. different at 5:08.
DzgOa7PrwK0#movie_player

LOL was she topless? or wet T-shirt?

Matt Molnar
08-25-2009, 12:31 PM
Ha, nice catch. Maybe a wave knocked it off and she didn't realize it.

Gerard
08-26-2009, 07:02 PM
Ha, nice catch. Maybe a wave knocked it off and she didn't realize it.

Those well-trained SAR eyes of Nick sure realized it!!! LOLOLOL

njgtr82
08-26-2009, 07:31 PM
I think all of you are going blind lol, looks like her top is still on. Look at the full size

Steven Holzinger
08-26-2009, 11:27 PM
I'm glad I was not aware of that as I was shooting! AC's show was definitely a good one this year and I'm thankful David Schultz was able to get Nick's guys to come down to the show again. The 106th should be AC regulars from now on... at least if I had my way.

All of my videos from Tuesday and Wednesday are up. You all know where to find them. :-)

Oh yeah... even if her top came off it would not be the first time I saw boobs at AC. Saw two women walking around topless during the 2008 show, and trust me, I wanted to gouge my eyes out from the sight... they weren't pretty and by they I mean the women and the boobs, maybe botched job?

Gerard
08-27-2009, 12:01 AM
I think all of you are going blind lol, looks like her top is still on. Look at the full size

We see what we want to see.

:D

Big Tim #70
08-27-2009, 09:31 AM
I think all of you are going blind lol, looks like her top is still on. Look at the full size


She has a top on.

fk6065
09-25-2009, 07:52 AM
If you blinked you missed something at this show. Hardware was flying everywhere. Great job. Lighting was horrific but managed a few good shots. Plus there were some really good statics.

http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/Air-Shows/2 ... r-Over-The (http://fredkopf.smugmug.com/Air-Shows/2009-Thunder-Over-The)

chrisparypa
09-30-2009, 02:34 PM
I hope u will not kill me for number of pictures:P 32 enjoy it ! comments, advices etc are very welcome... That was great Air Show !!

Next will be NAS Oceana... anybody from NY (except me) is going there ?? Hope to see someone there :) and Hope to join some spotting sessions if you guys are planning something !! Just mail me Im always ready for creative meetings :)

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PhilDernerJr
09-30-2009, 08:04 PM
Good stuff, Chris. Welcome to the site!

chrisparypa
10-01-2009, 10:31 AM
Thank you for a good word ! I hope to be here a lot :) and join the spotting crew :)