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Gerard
07-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Just saw the Flight Schedule for this years Thunder Over The Boardwalk and once again looks very impressive including the "Heavy Metal Jet Team". Nice!!

http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/acairshow.aspx

fk6065
07-12-2011, 07:42 PM
This is always a great show with a surprise fly by or two, or four (Raptors) The lighting is tough but the statics are often spectacular.

Steven Holzinger
07-12-2011, 08:10 PM
Not counting on Raptors this year since they are all still grounded... but I will be there.

fk6065
07-12-2011, 09:09 PM
I wasn't suggestingthat Raptors would be there this year, I just meant it as an example as there are always surprises, the first time four Raptors showed up was awesome, just like the E-2 flybys and the B-52 and B-2.

gonzalu
07-12-2011, 10:28 PM
Tough light indeed, TERRIFIC airshow... only time I have seen Blues and Thunderbirds together at one show performing!!

Surprises and also scheduled surprises :-)

http://www.pbase.com/gonzalu/image/66182057/large.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/gonzalu/image/90421972/large.jpg

steve1840
07-13-2011, 06:29 AM
Where do they park the statics for this show?

Gerard
07-13-2011, 11:24 AM
Not counting on Raptors this year since they are all still grounded... but I will be there.

Yup me too. Coming up from 2 days in DC and this time I will stay over the night of the show also. Last year I bussed in on Tuesday and bussed out at 430 after
the show and between that, traffic, then LIRR I still didnt get home till almost 9. Not this time. And after the show there was live music on the Boardwalk amongst
other things to enjoy.

Fighting_falcon_51
07-24-2011, 09:24 PM
We lost the MV-22 flybys (for now at least they are trying to get another unit to step in) instead the Marine flybys will consist of CH-46E's and MH-60S'. Additional C-130J flybys have also been added.

fk6065
07-25-2011, 01:19 PM
Where do they park the statics for this show?

The statics are all over the beach.

megatop412
07-25-2011, 04:20 PM
Am I reading it right that this thing is on a Wednesday???

Why on earth is an airshow scheduled for the middle of a work week? I got all excited thinking I was going to go but there's no way I can pull that off

moose135
07-25-2011, 04:25 PM
Yes, it's always been on a Wednesday. AC doesn't have any problem attracting people on the weekends, it's a way to bring them in during the week.

gonzalu
07-25-2011, 05:17 PM
And guess what, it is one of the best airshows and attracts top talent and acts... one year both TB and BA both in one day... but it is not the best venue for photography light-wise and the protruding pier at show center is a real killer!

Gerard
07-26-2011, 07:49 PM
And guess what, it is one of the best airshows and attracts top talent and acts... one year both TB and BA both in one day... but it is not the best venue for photography light-wise and the protruding pier at show center is a real killer!

Oh man when I went there last year the day before and saw that pier I was WTF!!!!!!!!????? :tongue::mad:
But the day of the show I positioned myself south of the pier about a half mile or so and it was perfect. And so was the bar selling Vodka Lemonades at a reasonable price !!! :cool::smile:

Fighting_falcon_51
07-28-2011, 08:59 PM
-Update

There have been many changes/additions to the flying schedule:

Added: C-130H Flyby

Added:MiG-17 Aerobatic demonstration

Added: L-39C Aerobatic demonstation

Added: Spitfire demo

Added: F4U Corsair flybys

Still no V-22

Here is the updated schedule:

1000 Airspace Closes, TFR in effect
1030 Horizon Blue Cross Blimp of New Jersey Flybys
1045 Tow Banner Aircraft Sponsor Signage Flybys
1100 Canadian Skyhawks Parachute Team Flag Jump w/Canadian National Anthem
1102 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Flag Jump w/US National Anthem
1110 US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Mass Show
1123 Canadian Skyhawks Parachute Team
1135 USAF-ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
1137 USAF-ANG 108th ARW KC-135 Stratotanker Flyby
1139 USAF 514th AMW, KC-10A Extender Flyby
1141 New Jersey Air National Guard Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16s)
1143 USAF-ANG 166th AW, C-130H Hercules Flyby
1145 MiG-17 Aerobatic Demonstration
1155 L-39C Aerobatic Demonstration
1207 USAF 514th AMW, C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1210 FAA William J Hughes Technical Center Global 5000 & Convair 580 Flyby
1215 GEICO Skytypers
1235 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire MK18 Demonstration
1245 US Coast Guard HH-65 Search & Rescue Demonstration
1252 US Coast Guard HU-25 Guardian Flybys
1300 US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet Demonstration
1314 USMC HMM-466 CH-46E Seaknight and USN HCS-26 MH-60S Seahawk Flybys
1318 B-25J Mitchell / F4U Corsair and T-28B Trojan Flybys
1322 USAF-AMC 436th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
1324 USAF-ANG 103rd RQS Pararescue Demonstration
1342 USAF-ANG 143rd AW C-130J Hercules Flyby
1344 USAF A-10A Thunderbolt II Demonstration
1358 Jim Beasley P-51D Mustang Demonstration
1405 USAF Heritage Flight
1415 Heavy Metal Jet Team
1440 Kendal Simpson Pitts Model 12 Aerobatics
1455 USAF Thunderbirds Enlistment Ceremony
1500 USAF Thunderbirds
1700 Airshow End

source http://www.airshowbuzz.com/go/thread/view/119610/26748114/Thunder_Over_The_Boardwalk_2011?post_id=503781533# 503781533

(steven king)

Gerard
07-28-2011, 09:24 PM
With that lineup missing the MV-22 aint so bad. :biggrin:

Zee71
07-28-2011, 09:31 PM
Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it.....I'll be away on business.

moose135
07-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Horizon Blue Cross Blimp of New Jersey Flybys

A couple of years ago, it was so humid, even the blimps were pulling vapor! :wink:

Maybe they will shoot that F-35 off from Lakehurst and send it over to the show.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-04-2011, 08:11 AM
Looks like there isn't any chance of getting an F-35 this year :(

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story_channel.jsp?channel=defense&id=news/awx/2011/08/03/awx_08_03_2011_p0-354796.xml&headline=JSF%20Force%20Grounded

Gerard
08-04-2011, 06:18 PM
In case anyone is interested there is live music on the Boardwalk the night before the show then right after the show.
Scroll down to "Mardis Gras on The Boardwalk".

http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/free_concerts.aspx

Jimmy Thackery looks to be a keeper Tuesday night. This man can PLAY!!!! Check iTunes.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Jason Flood, an aerobatic performer who performed at Atlantic City last year is in critical condition after an accident trying to pick up a tow banner.

I hope he gets better soon!

Source: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/top_three/man-injured-in-egg-harbor-township-plane-crash-a-safe/article_cc3e93c4-be38-11e0-b789-001cc4c03286.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOF-2EwelA
Source: Steve's airshow world

Fighting_falcon_51
08-05-2011, 09:41 AM
We are going to have some racing at this years show!

"This year the Skytypers will do something special at the A.C. show — they will race the five-time world champion Miss Geico Racing Team powerboat — a catamaran-hulled speedboat equipped with helicopter engines that can travel at speeds of up to 200 miles-per–hour."

http://blogs.atlanticcityweekly.com/ac-central/2011/08/04/geicos-record-setting-speedboat-will-race-its-sky-typing-team-during-this-years-a-c-air-show/

Gerard
08-06-2011, 10:59 AM
We are going to have some racing at this years show!
"This year the Skytypers will do something special at the A.C. show — they will race the five-time world champion Miss Geico Racing Team powerboat — a catamaran-hulled speedboat equipped with helicopter engines that can travel at speeds of up to 200 miles-per–hour."
http://blogs.atlanticcityweekly.com/ac-central/2011/08/04/geicos-record-setting-speedboat-will-race-its-sky-typing-team-during-this-years-a-c-air-show/

Now that sounds very cool. :cool::cool:

Big Tim #70
08-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Jason Flood, an aerobatic performer who performed at Atlantic City last year is in critical condition after an accident trying to pick up a tow banner.

I hope he gets better soon!

Source: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/top_three/man-injured-in-egg-harbor-township-plane-crash-a-safe/article_cc3e93c4-be38-11e0-b789-001cc4c03286.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXOF-2EwelA
Source: Steve's airshow world

Really hoping for the best.

He flew a great routine last year & I was really looking forward to seeing him again.

Fighting_falcon_51
08-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Some last minute updates for the airshow:

The following performers have been removed for various reasons:

B-25
T-28
HU-25 Demo
MiG-17 Aerobatic Demo
1x C-17 flyby ( The other scheduled one will still fly)
MH-60S Flyby

The following performers have had a slight schedule/performance change:

The other C-17 flyby will be pushed back to 1200
Tom Duffy's F4U Corsair will do a couple of passes after the F-18 Demo
The 166th will provide 2x C-130H's for their flyby
Instead of the C-130P flyby - the 106th ANG will provide a HC-130 flyby
The FAA Global 5000 and Convair 580 is now listed as tentative

The following performers has been added:
NJSP Helicopters
Surprise*

* The surprise will happen within the 1 o'clock hour with the only hints being:


All I'm going to say is that it hasn't been a part of the 8 previous Atlantic City Thunder over the Boardwalk Airshows!

David Schultz, President
David Schultz Airshows LLC

And


No, but I have to be VERY careful where I park it.

David Schultz, President
David Schultz Airshows LLC

There is also some concern with aircraft arriving and practicing but the weather was similar last year and it turned out to be a great show!

eric8669
08-15-2011, 10:08 AM
thanks for the update. I'll be heading down early tomorrow. Free Room, Free Food. As long as I don't gamble too much it should be a good couple of days..

Fighting_falcon_51
08-15-2011, 10:47 AM
Yeah I'm looking forward to it also, I'll probably be on the beach in front of the Tropicana.

This revised schedule was just posted:

http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/!userfiles/beaches-summer/AirShow/2011AirshowSchedule-final2.pdf

fk6065
08-15-2011, 01:27 PM
Please let's not mention the weather!

Boxman
08-15-2011, 02:49 PM
I may make it for the show on Wednesday thanks to grubbing a time-share hotel room off of my brother and s-i-l. I'll be bringing the D90 and 70-300mm VR lens. Given the issues with the pier, etc., any advice where to set up camp on the boardwalk? :confused:

Fighting_falcon_51
08-15-2011, 06:52 PM
Personally I would not camp out on the boardwalk, with all the people and kids walking and running around ect; I would not recommend it. Also 300mm probably wouldn't cut it from there since the aerobatic box is further out than jones beach. If I were you I would camp out in front of the Tropicana or somewhere close since that is show center (or close to it) and go on the beach, since the beach is small half way should be plenty, they even have beach chairs you can rent just in case you want to sit between acts.

fk6065
08-15-2011, 08:20 PM
Florida Avenue is show center

chrisparypa
08-15-2011, 08:33 PM
Hope to see some of you guys :) Mr Holzinger I know i will see you for sure :) Im Packing and going to AC, NJ tomorrow :)

Fighting_falcon_51
08-15-2011, 09:17 PM
Florida Avenue is show center

Correct. Honestly anywhere in between from the tents and the trop are great photo taking spots.

Boxman
08-16-2011, 06:50 AM
Personally I would not camp out on the boardwalk, with all the people and kids walking and running around ect; I would not recommend it. Also 300mm probably wouldn't cut it from there since the aerobatic box is further out than jones beach. If I were you I would camp out in front of the Tropicana or somewhere close since that is show center (or close to it) and go on the beach, since the beach is small half way should be plenty, they even have beach chairs you can rent just in case you want to sit between acts.


Florida Avenue is show center

Fighting_falcon_51 and fk6065 thank you so much for the information. If they are as far out as the Saturday Super Hornet demo was at Jones Beach this past year, my camera will be of little use. Strangely enough, that may allow me to put the camera down for once and actually enjoy watching the air show using both eyes. :wink:

fk6065
08-17-2011, 09:30 PM
Great show today in A.C!

If you have yet to see the Heavy Metal Jet Team persform, do it! They were outstanding!

Weather was great!

We had a small, univited air craft invade the air space during the show.

The Canadian Parachute team was a little off, a few blocks in land, on their landing.

Great show, pictures tomorrow.

Gerard
08-18-2011, 02:38 PM
Great show today in A.C!

If you have yet to see the Heavy Metal Jet Team persform, do it! They were outstanding!
Weather was great!
We had a small, univited air craft invade the air space during the show.
The Canadian Parachute team was a little off, a few blocks in land, on their landing.
Great show, pictures tomorrow.

What a great day weather wise and show wise. Such a diversity of aircraft.
And who was the idiot who broke the TFR? Wow what a moron. I was grabbing a shot of the EMS BK117 then looked up to see
this slow moving fixed wing RIGHT ABOVE THEM!! That could have been a disaster. Anyone listening in know if the copter pilot was warned
they were there and anyone get an ID of the culprit?
And YES the Heavy Metal Jet Team was FANTASTIC!! Quite impressive especially the low level flying by the soloists. I swear it looked at times they were
going to hit a boat they were so low!
Great two days in AC!!

Fighting_falcon_51
08-19-2011, 08:26 AM
The 172 that violated the TFR was N904DR, I didn't have the airboss on at the time but from what I heard the MedEVAC chopper was asked to get his tail number along with some of the state and government boats.

chrisparypa
08-19-2011, 09:52 AM
Great time with lots of aviation friends, as always was a pleasure and honor to hang out with all this guys. Can't wait for the next air show which will be Pax River for me in two weeks and then Oceana baby !

Pictures are not on the top level, lighting conditions at Atlantic City are terrible.... I hate this air show :) they always have some good stuff i the air but sun position makes this air show very difficult. nest year Im going on the boat or Im not going to Atlantic City at all.... I probably will go no matter what :))

Enjoy

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moose135
08-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Very nice, Chris!


nest year Im going on the boat or Im not going to Atlantic City at all....
Don't expect to get many good shots from a boat...

eric8669
08-19-2011, 10:50 AM
Very nice, Chris!


Don't expect to get many good shots from a boat...

Chris, this show was great. You just have to find the angels for good shots.

Moose, I've seen some awesome shots from boats for this show. If I could get on a boat I would do it.

chrisparypa
08-19-2011, 12:31 PM
Don't take me wrong guys, I love Thunder Over The Boardwalk, I just hate the lighting condition, This air show has always something to offer, something special, like Osprev this year, Smoke Squadron last Year or three F-22 Fly by with max climbe in 2009. And believe me Eric I had a chance to see this airshow for the last hmm 5 years.... I was already shooting from beach, left, right, center and for the last 2 years Im shooting from the Pier and thats the best location except Boat on the other side of the Box....

I know its not easy to shoot from the boat, I have some experience with boats from the OC Air Shows but for the Atlantic City Boat is the only location with good light....

And for the record yes I will be attending 2012 Thunder Over the Boardwalk :)

eric8669
08-19-2011, 01:34 PM
Don't take me wrong guys, I love Thunder Over The Boardwalk, I just hate the lighting condition, This air show has always something to offer, something special, like Osprev this year, Smoke Squadron last Year or three F-22 Fly by with max climbe in 2009. And believe me Eric I had a chance to see this airshow for the last hmm 5 years.... I was already shooting from beach, left, right, center and for the last 2 years Im shooting from the Pier and thats the best location except Boat on the other side of the Box....

I know its not easy to shoot from the boat, I have some experience with boats from the OC Air Shows but for the Atlantic City Boat is the only location with good light....

And for the record yes I will be attending 2012 Thunder Over the Boardwalk :)

I've been there the last 3. so the light is not optimal, but its not bad. And you couldn't pay me to shoot from the pier.

steve1840
08-19-2011, 01:48 PM
I've been there the last 3. so the light is not optimal, but its not bad. And you couldn't pay me to shoot from the pier.

Which pier are we talking about? The pier at Ceasars?

Big Tim #70
08-19-2011, 01:51 PM
Eh. Like the shot, hate the light.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6839/atlanticcity2011591.jpg

chrisparypa
08-19-2011, 04:17 PM
Which pier are we talking about? The pier at Ceasars?

the big one on the left side of the Box


I've been there the last 3. so the light is not optimal, but its not bad. And you couldn't pay me to shoot from the pierI don't know maybe we are talking about 2 different places.... Cuz in Atlantic City, NJ light is terrible, the worst.... After 3pm is getting better but after 3 the only act is: Thunderbirds and I don't like Thunderbirds, and don't need to see their demo for the 100th time .... Anyway what are we talking about ? Its simple, Earth is here Sun is there. All we can do is change our perspective which in my opinion best will be boat on the other side of Box :)

Gerard
08-19-2011, 05:18 PM
I don't like Thunderbirds, and don't need to see their demo for the 100th time ....

I can see their demo or the Angels for a 1000 times and would NEVER get bored. :smile:
And i dont know what you are complaining about your shots look great. I swear some of you guys gotta chill out moaning about your pics!! Geez!! :tongue::rolleyes:

chrisparypa
08-19-2011, 06:54 PM
I can watch Blue Angels 1000 times but Tbirds... 2-3 a year is enough.....

Anyway im planning boat party for next year :)

fk6065
08-19-2011, 10:16 PM
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