OC Air Show Offers New Headline Acts, Flyovers

OCEAN CITY – The Navy’s F-18 Super Hornet will join the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier jet in headlining this weekend’s OC Air Show.

Also new for the June 11-12 event, the A-10 Warthog demo team out of Moody Air Force Base in Georgia will perform, the Air Force just announced.

“Both the Super Hornet and the A-10 are excellent demos to add to our ‘Year of Extreme Flight’ in Ocean City,” said Air Show President Bryan Lilley. “While the Super Hornet is pure performance with its extreme maneuverability, the A-10 ‘Tankbuster’ is pure power with its air-to-ground capability.”

In another first for the OC Air Show, the Dover Air Force Base will support the event with a flyover of the new C-5M Super Galaxy, a cargo and troop transport aircraft that stands as tall as a six-story building and has a football field-sized wingspan.

With the F-22 Raptor fleet still grounded, the Super Hornet is poised to stand in for the Raptor on the roster of performers.

The OC Air Show has not received official word whether the Raptor demo will perform in Ocean City. However, the entire fleet remains grounded until further notice due to issues with its onboard oxygen system.

Another highlight of this year’s event will be the B-2 Stealth Bomber flyover as well as a flyover by the C-5M Super Galaxy.

Also appearing will be pilot Chuck Aaron and his Red Bull Helicopter as well as the elite Navy Seals parachute team The Leap Frogs, which will perform a jump and land on the beach directly at the 16th Street Show Center on both Saturday and Sunday. After they land, they will spend some time meeting and greeting spectators in the Drop Zone premium viewing area. The Seals also will perform a special ops night jump at the Saturday night beach party hosted by DJ Batman at Show Center.

Additionally, Advanced World Aerobatic Champion Rob Holland in the Veteran’s Home Loans MX-2 will make an encore appearance, flying alongside Mike Goulian as two of the best aerial stunt performers in the nation.

Weekend Schedule Of Events

Friday, June 10
8 a.m.: Breakfast with the Performers at Layton’s Restaurant on 16th Street and Coastal Highway


Noon: OC Air Show Preview at Show Center between 15th & 16th streets

7:30 p.m.: Jack Daniels Honey Take Off Party at Macky’s Bayside on 54th Street. Event, featuring a Jack Daniels Team Jump, is open to the public


Saturday, June 11
8 a.m.: Breakfast with the Performers at Layton’s Restaurant on 16th Street and Coastal Highway


9 a.m.: Display Village opens at 15th, 16th and 17th streets and Inlet Parking Lot

10 a.m.: The Drop Zone and Show Center Beach Open between 14th and 17th streets

Noon: OC Air Show Begins (listen live on 101.1 FM)


7:30 p.m.: Miller Lite Beach Party hosted by DJ Batman on the beach at 16th Street, featuring a Red Bull Air Force/101st Night Jump

Sunday, June 12
8 a.m.: Breakfast with the Performers at Layton’s Restaurant on 16th Street and Coastal Highway


9 a.m.: Display Village opens at 15th, 16th and 17th streets and Inlet Parking Lot

10 a.m.: The Drop Zone and Show Center Beach Open between 14th and 17th streets


Noon: OC Air Show Begins (listen live on 101.1 FM)


3:30 p.m.: Air Show Happy Hour at Surfin’ Betty’s Beach Bar on 16th Street and the Boardwalk


7:30 p.m.: Air Show Afterburner Party at the Captain’s table inside the Courtyard by Marriott on 15th Street. Event is open to the public.


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