Thunder over the Boardwalk

  • August 13, 2014 · 11:30 AM

It's the annual Atlantic City Air Show! And this time the jets are back!

The event starts at 11:30, and runs til 3:30. Pretty much anyplace on the central boardwalk or beach makes for good viewing. I'll figure out a meeting place closer towards the event, but meeting up is hard due the large crowds.

For those attending, I suggest you leave for AC early, and be prepared to walk. Also bring water, sunblock, and dress appropriately

More info on the show here... http://acchamber.com/event/atlantic-city-airshow/

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  • Tim

    It was great shooting from the roof for a different perspective. Thanks so much for organizing!

    August 14

  • Guy M.

    Great location. Great show. Thanks for organizing. I had a wonderful time.

    August 14

  • Guy M.

    Great location. Great show. Thanks for organizing. I had a wonderful time.

    August 14

  • Janine B.

    I had a great time!! From the beautiful up close shots, I can see I need some new glass!

    August 14

  • Mark B.

    What a great opportunity to shoot the air show from a unique spot!

    August 13

  • Thomas L.

    It was just awesome experience with many nice people. View was just amazing from top of the Trump Plaza. And weather was just perfect with clouds everywhere with planes. Thank you to Andrew arranging this great experience.

    1 · August 13

    • Mark B.

      I'll echo that sentiment! What a great opportunity to get a perspective few people will have.

      August 13

  • John

    FYI parking at Trump Plaza is &30

    August 13

    • Mark B.

      Saw that after I paid $10 at the Fairmont Ave lot :-)

      August 13

  • Scott G.

    Sorry, Real sorry I didn't make it. I'm in Washington DC. I had a little luncheon today with the board members at the Smithsonian.

    1 · August 13

  • Cathy

    I woke up sick this morning. I've waited to post in hopes that I'd be well enough to still attend. I'm disappointed that I am not. :~(

    August 13

  • John

    $30

    August 13

  • Mark

    For those not going on the roof, I'll be meeting people at 11:20 on the boardwalk in front of Trump Plaza (by the railing).

    1 · August 11

    • Janine B.

      Not sure if we're making it down yet...will contact u here if we do.

      August 13

  • Tim

    Hi everyone, any updates on tomorrow's weather? I think we'll be cutting it close... hoping the show isn't cancelled!

    1 · August 12

    • michael f

      That report is from http://www.shorenewst...­

      August 12

    • michael f

      Reading on it does have the correct times: NAM future simulated radar indicates that the heavy rain that is moving through South Jersey should clear the coast about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 and just before the 12th annual Atlantic Cithy Airshow is scheduled to begin./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Rain ends just in time for the airshow to begin

      The last bit of rain should move through South Jersey around 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13 and a hour before the 12th annual Atlantic City Airshow is expected to begin.

      3 · August 12

  • Andrew Zappone J.

    I'm suggesting we meet at the Plaza at 11:30. I'll be there earlier. Bring a chair and a cooler, no alcohol.

    The list for now is:

    Scott Gross
    Tim Hedges
    Kate McMaster
    John Giatropoulos
    Alice Gipson and John Hurd
    Cathy Knopp
    Michael Friedman
    Mark Bohn
    Thomas Lin My cell is (717)[masked]

    2 · August 2

    • Mark

      Janine... I'll be meeting people at 11:20 on the boardwalk in front of Trump Plaza (by the railing).

      August 11

    • Tim

      Hi Andew, I'm sorry for the late notice, but my guest, Kate McMaster, has found out that she has to work on this day, so she won't be able to attend. I will still be attending though and am looking forward to it.

      August 11

  • Bob

    MARK,
    PARKING PRICES WILL BE INCREASED. SUGGEST EARLY PARKING AT SHOWBOAT. GET THERE EARLY, BEFORE THE SHOW.

    August 11

    • Mark B.

      Thanks Bob. I just plotted it out on Google, it's a 25 min walk to Trump from Showboat. 10 minutes from the lot on Fairmont & Mississippi at the outlets, so I'll try for the latter and just get there early.

      August 11

  • Bob

    Parking at Trump is best. I have VIP tickets at the air show for me and a friend. The parking at this VIP seating is $25.

    August 4

    • Mark

      I'm guessing they're going to charge an arm and a leg.... parking in town will be tight. When I went a few years back I parked in Ventor and walked into AC

      August 11

    • Mark B.

      I'm headed to the rooftop with Andrew & group, just trying to minimize the distance I'm walking with a backpack of gear, chair, and cooler :-) I may take a chance at the outlet parking or Bob's suggestion for the Showboat

      August 11

  • Andrew Zappone J.

    ROOFTOP INFO

    We will meet at 11:30 at the front desk and go up together. Please be on time. I don't intend on missing photos of the planes to come get folks. The flight plan for the aircraft takes them right over the building. It might be nice to have a second camera with a wide angle lens so you can get the whole aircraft into the shot. Bring a cooler with water or soft drinks and a chair. I would suggest a hat with a brim too.

    2 · August 11

  • Larry B.

    Thanks Andrew you can count me in at Trump were will you meet at Trump Plaza and at what time?

    August 9

  • Andrew Zappone J.

    OK, we're all set to shoot from the roof of the Trump Plaza. We'll be in a place that the public will not have access to so we'll need passes from the casino. No worries, my cousin is the General Manager (at least until they close in Sept.)

    I'll be the contact point down there. I need everyone to e-mail me their name so we can have the passes made and cell phone number so we can keep in touch. My e-mail is [masked]

    Bring a lawn chair and a cooler (no alcohol) since we'll be up there a while. The roof is all ours.

    6 · July 30

    • Andrew Zappone J.

      Sorry, folks. The list was submited to hotel security and we can't add more. If your name is on the list I posted, you got a confirmation e-mail from me.

      August 7

    • Janine B.

      ok. Well if that changes, I'd love to come. I'm bringing a friend.

      August 8

  • Dave C.

    In a class, otherwise would love to go...

    August 7

  • Scott G.

    I think we should all chip in and rent a helicopter, and i will fly 5 of you down to AC. Then we can land right on the roof. How's that for VIP Treatment?!?!

    August 5

    • michael f

      Since its an air-show, why don't we all chip in and rent a plane and we can all sky-dive onto the roof.

      1 · August 5

    • Scott G.

      I was going to suggest that but I don't think everyone skydives like we do.

      August 5

  • John

    Is parking at Trump Plaza the best option? Any estimates of rates?

    August 2

    • michael f

      I will be taking the 7:10 NJ transit out of Lindenwold.

      August 3

    • Mark B.

      Has anyone tried the lot at the Outlets - corner of Fairmont & Mississippi? Taking a train from anywhere will add a lot of time to my commute, and don't really want to lug all of my gear on the train anyway.

      August 3

  • Andrew Zappone J.

    The show starts at 11:50, by the way.

    1 · August 2

  • Andrew Zappone J.

    How does the roof of the Trump Plaza sound? My cousin is the General Manager. I'll get the details from him next week. It's gotta be a good vantage point, unless you want to see the bottom of the aircraft instead.

    6 · July 26

    • Alice G.

      That would be great, I would think!

      July 31

  • Thomas L.

    I have been there last 3 years. This is one of my favorite things to photograph.

    July 30

  • Mark B.

    That could be interesting - certainly a different vantage point than from the ground where I've shot from in previous years.

    1 · July 27

  • Jill

    Sorry, I have to work.

    July 27

  • Mark B.

    As long as the weather looks good, I'll be there.

    1 · July 26

  • Andrew Zappone J.

    Let me see if I can get us a great vantage point. I have a connection that might help.

    1 · July 25

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