NEW FOR MONDAY: OC Air Show To Mark 5th Anniversary With Double Jet Teams

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OCEAN CITY – An incredible line-up of the nation’s top military and civilian acts is getting reading to hit the beach in Ocean City for the 5th anniversary of the OC Air Show.

The latest news is the addition of another impressive military aircraft – the A-10 Thunderbolt II (aka: Warthog) has been added to the lineup.

Known in the Air Force as the Warthog, the “flying gun” and the Tankbuster, the A-10 Thunderbolt has been used extensively in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Its range, versatility and strength has made it one of the most reliable and capable aircraft in the Air Force today.

The Warthog rounds out an all-star, two-day line up, headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which includes parachute jump teams, low altitude flyovers, and the nation’s best civilian aerobatic performers including Black Diamond Jet Team, USN F-18 Hornet demo, GEICO Skytypers, 2011 World Champion Rob Holland, USN Seals Leap Frogs, Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts,  101st Airborne Screaming Eagles, Mike Goulian in the Goodyear Extra, USCG Search & Rescue demo,   Sean Carroll in Yakovlev Yak-9 and C-5M Super Galaxy.

Regarding the GEICO Skytypers, which use six of the remaining 11 North American SNJ-2 planes left in the world to write messages at an altitude of 10,000 feet, they will race their counterpart on the water at this year;s show.

The Miss GEICO powerboat racing team, six-time world champions, participate in sanctioned offshore racing events around the world. The world record holding Miss GEICO Mystic will race against one of the pilots from the GEICO Skytypers. This high-powered vessel has traveled at speeds exceeding 200 miles-per-hour. The GEICO Skytypers will be in the air as the Miss GEICO contends with whatever currents, waves, and winds might bring. This is a unique opportunity that air show attendees will not want to miss.

“We’ve assembled an incredible team of talent that is guaranteed to thrill our Ocean City audience,” said Bryan Lilley, President of the OC Air Show. “For the first time ever we have two jet demonstration teams – the ever popular Thunderbirds and the civilian Black Diamond Jet Team. Then we add vintage World War II planes, amazing parachute jump teams, the best aerobatic pilots in the nation and the excitement will be non-stop all afternoon.”

The OC Air Show will take place on June 9-10 from noon to 4 p.m. each day. General viewing from the beach is free. Tickets for premium viewing at the Show Center located at 16th Street and the Boardwalk are available starting at $22. VIP hospitality in the Clubhouse Chalet, and VIP Penthouse starts at $99 and includes parking and food and beverage.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.ocairshow.com or call 877-722-2927.

Although the festivities center around the weekend, activities are also planned for mid-week. Here’s a look at the schedule of events as of today:

Wednesday

7 p.m.: Miller 64 Taxi Before Take Off Party – Open to the Public – Sunset Grille – Parachute Team Jump

Thursday:

 7 p.m.: Bacardi Welcome Party – Open to the Public - Fishtales – Parachute Team Jump

Friday

8 a.m.: Breakfast with the Performers at Layton’s Family Restaurant on 16th Street

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

7 p.m.: Jack Daniels Take Off Party - Open to the public – Macky’s Bayside – 101st Airborne Parachute Team Jump

Saturday

8 a.m.: Breakfast with the Performers at Layton’s Family Restaurant on 16th Street

9 a.m.: Display Village Opens15th, 16th, 17th Streets & Inlet Parking Lot

10 a.m.: The Casino at Ocean Downs Drop Zone and Show Center Beach Open- 14th to 17th streets

Noon: OC Air Show Performances (listed in order)

101st Airborne Scream Eagles flag jumpA-10 Warthog formation flyover

2011 Aerobatic Free Style World Champion Rob Holland
GEICO Skytypers
Miss GEICO vs. the Skytyper
C-5M Super Galaxy
U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
Black Diamond Jet Team
Mike Goulian in the Goodyear Extra 330SC
U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet Demo
Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts
Mike Goulian & Rob Holland head-to-head
U.S. Navy Seals Leap Frogs – where will they land?
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

 4 p.m.: Air Show Happy Hour – Open to the Public — Hooters on the Boardwalk

             

7 p.m.: Air Show 5th Anniversary Performer Party – Open to the Public — Casino at Ocean Downs – 101st/Seals Jump plus, a Fireworks Show

Sunday

8 a.m.: Breakfast with the Performers at Layton’s Family Restaurant on 16th Street

9 a.m.: Display Village Opens15th, 16th, 17th Streets & Inlet Parking Lot

10 a.m.  The Casino at Ocean Downs Drop Zone and Show Center Beach OpenShow Center Beach – 14th to 17th streets

Noon: OC Air Show Performances (listed in order)

101st Airborne Scream Eagles flag jump-10 Warthog formation flyover

2011 Aerobatic Free Style World Champion Rob Holland
GEICO Skytypers
Miss GEICO vs. the Skytyper
C-5M Super Galaxy
U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demo
Black Diamond Jet Team
Mike Goulian in the Goodyear Extra 330SC
U.S. Navy F-18 Hornet Demo
Mike Wiskus in the Lucas Oil Pitts
Mike Goulian & Rob Holland head-to-head
U.S. Navy Seals Leap Frogs – where will they land?
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

4 p.m.:  Air Show Happy Hour – Open to the Public — Hooters on the Boardwalk

7 p.m.: Air Show Landing Party – Open to the PublicCaptain’s Table Restaurant - Courtyard Marriott 15th Street

9 p.m.: Air Show Afterburner Party – Open to the Public De Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill, 1st Street & the Bay

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