Ocean City Air Festival and Airshow Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15-16
OCEAN CITY, N.J. — The Ocean City Air Festival and Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, respectively, in Ocean City. Both events are free to the public.
The O.C. Airport Festival will take place Saturday from 10am-3pm at Ocean City Municipal Airport (26th and Bay Avenue) and feature ground displays of antique and unusual airplanes. A highlight of this display will be a rare Mitchell World War II B-25 Bomber that gained fame for its flexibility and durability during that conflict. It was brought to national attention in April 1942 when Gen. Jimmy Doolittle led 15 B-25s from the aircraft carrier “Hornet” in America’s first attack on mainland Japan. The B-25 will take off from the Airport at the conclusion of the festival. The festival also features a kite festival, paper airplane contest, face painting for children, antique cars, music, food, airplane rides (for a fee) and more.
On Sunday the Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow will be visible from any of Ocean City’s beaches and Boardwalk from 6th through 14th streets. The show will feature individual aerobatic performances and groups flying in formation. Featured performances include the Twin Tiger Aerobatic Team of Buck Roetman and Mark Sorenson along with world-renowned stunt pilot Gary Ward in his MX2. An F-16 four-ship fly-by is also scheduled during the Aerobatic Airshow. Call (609) 525-9285 for more info.