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    Thunder Over The Boardwalk - August 17th 2012

    https://atlanticcitynj.com/acairshow.aspx

    The show is a month away, is anyone going this year? Hopefully I'll be able to go, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Here is the current line-up:

    USAF Thunderbirds
    Black Diamond Jet Team
    USAF Heritage Flight - 2x F-4 1x P-51
    US Army Golden Knights
    Northeast Raiders Aerobatic Team
    Geico Skytypers
    USN TAC Demo (?)
    USCG (?)
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    holy crap there's going to be Phantoms? A jet I've not yet captured on film?

    Uhhh....maybe I'll go if I haven't scored employment by then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fighting_falcon_51 View Post
    The show is a month away, is anyone going this year? Hopefully I'll be able to go, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
    I'll be there from Thursday to Saturday!! This will be my 3rd year and its a blast. Hopefully they have some great live bands on the boardwalk like they did the last 2 years. Gotta love
    an airshow where you can roll out of bed and walk downstairs and onto the beach minutes before the action starts!!
    Quick questions, do they do a practice show on Thursday? Do most of the jets fly out of AC Airport? AND, are there any good spotting locations at the airport? Wondering in case I get there early Thursday./ Thanks.

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    Yes, they will do a practice show on Thurs., but as far as trying to spot over at ACY... FORGETTABOUTIT !! LOL
    The cops will tell you to move along as soon as you "try" to stop and they're REALLY STRICT about it !!
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    A.C. is always a great show. Last years show was outstanding and it was crowded. I can only imagine how crowded it is going to be this year being it is on a Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megatop412 View Post
    holy crap there's going to be Phantoms? A jet I've not yet captured on film?
    Yeah I feel the same why lol. Especially since there is going to be TWO of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    A.C. is always a great show. Last years show was outstanding and it was crowded. I can only imagine how crowded it is going to be this year being it is on a Friday.
    Yeah I think I am going to do the pier this year for that very reason. Last year it was NUTS on the beach.

    Hopefully it doesn't rain this year for the practice show!
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    Once again, this show falls on a co-workers vacation, so I cannot get the time off to go. Will enjoy it through all your guys photos!

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    I will try and go again this year. I don't find the beach all that bad. It's the pier that looks over crowded. The last two years it was crowded at the beginning but once the tide goes down its wide open and plenty of space.
    It's hard to take chances but sometimes it's better if you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S View Post
    Yes, they will do a practice show on Thurs., but as far as trying to spot over at ACY... FORGETTABOUTIT !! LOL
    The cops will tell you to move along as soon as you "try" to stop and they're REALLY STRICT about it !!
    Thanks. Thought I'd ask!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric8669 View Post
    I will try and go again this year. I don't find the beach all that bad.
    Have to agree. Last two years I positioned myself south of The Pier Shops at Caesars and though crowded there was plenty of room especially right at the shoreline!! Just stand in the surf
    and you have no problem!!

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    FYI- The schedule info below was just posted over on FC.
    Unfortunately, there's no Super Hornet Demo on the schedule, but there is a "surprise" flyby listed
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's either a BONE Flyby or an F-35 flyby
    BTW, nice to see the addition of the Barnestormer F-15s and the Rhody C-130Js flybys this year !!

    Schedule - First Draft:

    1000 Airspace Closes for Airshow
    1030 Blue Cross Blimp Flybys
    1045 Airshow Sponsors Banner Tow Aircraft Flybys
    1100 Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem
    1108 Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
    1115 NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
    1117 NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135R Stratotanker Flyby
    1119 McGuire 504th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
    1123 MA-ANG 104th FW F-15C Eagle Flyby (2-ship)
    1125 DE-ANG 166th AW C-130H Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
    1127 NJ ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16)
    1129 NJ State Police Helicopter (AW139, Bell 206, S-76) Flyby
    1131 Raiders Demonstration Team 2-Ship Aerobatics
    1140 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
    1155 FAA William J Hughes Tech Center Convair 580 and Global 5000 Flybys (2-passes)
    1200 MidAtlantic MedEvac Flyby
    1201 US Navy HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk Flyby (2-passes)
    1203 Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Demonstration
    1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
    1220 USAF NY-ANG 103rd RQS ParaRescue Demonstration
    1230 USAF RI-ANG 143rd AW C-130J Hercules Flybys (2-passes)
    1235 GEICO Skytypers
    1255 USAF-AETC 37th FTS T-6A Texan II (4-ship) Flyby
    1257 Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Demonstration
    1312 Black Diamond Jet Team
    1348 USAF F-4 Flybys (2-ship) 4-passes
    1355 USAF Heritage Flight (F-4 & P-51)
    1405 Raiders 6-ship Demonstration Team
    1425 GEICO Speedboat Race
    1433 SURPRISE FLYBY
    1440 PPG Red Eagle Airsports Pitts Solo Aerobatic Demonstration
    1500 USAF Thunderbirds
    1630 Airshow Ends, Airspace Re-Opens

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris S View Post
    FYI- The schedule info below was just posted over on FC.
    Unfortunately, there's no Super Hornet Demo on the schedule, but there is a "surprise" flyby listed
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's either a BONE Flyby or an F-35 flyby
    BTW, nice to see the addition of the Barnestormer F-15s and the Rhody C-130Js flybys this year !!

    Schedule - First Draft:

    1000 Airspace Closes for Airshow
    1030 Blue Cross Blimp Flybys
    1045 Airshow Sponsors Banner Tow Aircraft Flybys
    1100 Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem
    1108 Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show
    1115 NJ ANG 177th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon Flyby (4-ship)
    1117 NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135R Stratotanker Flyby
    1119 McGuire 504th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyby
    1123 MA-ANG 104th FW F-15C Eagle Flyby (2-ship)
    1125 DE-ANG 166th AW C-130H Hercules Flyby (2-ship)
    1127 NJ ANG Composite Flyby (KC-135 & F-16)
    1129 NJ State Police Helicopter (AW139, Bell 206, S-76) Flyby
    1131 Raiders Demonstration Team 2-Ship Aerobatics
    1140 US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demonstration
    1155 FAA William J Hughes Tech Center Convair 580 and Global 5000 Flybys (2-passes)
    1200 MidAtlantic MedEvac Flyby
    1201 US Navy HSL-48 SH-60B Seahawk Flyby (2-passes)
    1203 Andrew McKenna AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Demonstration
    1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
    1220 USAF NY-ANG 103rd RQS ParaRescue Demonstration
    1230 USAF RI-ANG 143rd AW C-130J Hercules Flybys (2-passes)
    1235 GEICO Skytypers
    1255 USAF-AETC 37th FTS T-6A Texan II (4-ship) Flyby
    1257 Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Texan II Demonstration
    1312 Black Diamond Jet Team
    1348 USAF F-4 Flybys (2-ship) 4-passes
    1355 USAF Heritage Flight (F-4 & P-51)
    1405 Raiders 6-ship Demonstration Team
    1425 GEICO Speedboat Race
    1433 SURPRISE FLYBY
    1440 PPG Red Eagle Airsports Pitts Solo Aerobatic Demonstration
    1500 USAF Thunderbirds
    1630 Airshow Ends, Airspace Re-Opens
    AWESOME line-up. I can't wait.

    Edit: I was worried we wouldn't get the blimp, it was a relief when I saw it on the schedule
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    1210 Jim Beasley Jr. Spitfire Demonstration
    Am I the only one who noticed this??? ^^^

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    Oh, I was very happy to see Jim Beasley listed to do his AMAZING Spitfire Demo again at AC also !!
    I was mainly pointing out new addtions to the line-up this year, that's all ...
    It will be great to see the 2 F-4s with the P-51 HF and the Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Factory Demo also

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    Spitfire is back! Outstanding Last time Jim flew AC he tore the place up and did a great demo
    Last edited by fk6065; 07-20-2012 at 03:42 PM.
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