The excitement is building for the return of the 18th annual Atlantic City Airshow which is set to take off on Wednesday, August 18th.

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The 2020 edition of the AC Airshow was canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for this year's show will be "A Salute to Those Who Serve" according to the official website,

Here's all the info you need to know Thunder Over The Boardwalk 2021:


The 2021 Atlantic City Airshow will take place on August 18th starting at around 11:30 AM.

Best Place To Watch

The Atlantic City Beaches and Boardwalk is a perfect spot for great views of the airshow. There is no charge to watch the show from the beach or boardwalk

There is premium and VIP seating available at One Atlantic at the Playground, Bally's Beach Bar for $75 per ticket, and rooftop viewing at the Vue at Claridge.

Boaters can also watch from the water but keep in mind a No Boat Zone will be strictly enforced restricting boated except the U.S. Coast Guard.

Parking and Transportation

NJ Transit is offering different options for purchasing train or bus tickets. Parking rates will vary and are subject to change. Availability could be limited.

The 2021 Atlantic City Air Show Lineup

This year's Thunder Over The Boardwalk will also feature the return of U.S. Airforce Thunderbirds who will serve again as the headline act.

Also scheduled to perform:

  • T-38 Falcon
  • Team Windmiller
  • Dougherty Airshows
  • F-22 Raptor
  • Jim Beasley P-51 Mustang

The United States Parachute Team featuring The Golden Nights, and the Geico Skytypers Airshow Team. The Skytypers will fly six WWII-era aircraft while typing giant 1,000-foot tall messages that can be seen for 15 miles in any direction messages in the sky.

Here's What You'll Need To Stay Safe

  • Sunscreen
  • Light-Colored Clothing
  • Snacks and water
  • Sunglasses
  • Cameras and binoculars
  • Beach chairs, umbrellas, hats

You can also listen for up-to-the-minute updates and live coverage of the show on WPG Talk Radio 95.5 FM and the WPG Talk Radio app.

The 2021 version of the AC Airshow will also welcome, spotlight, and salute the hard work of our dedicated healthcare professionals from all over the state who went above and beyond during the pandemic.

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