Ocean City Air Show Draws Crowds as ‘Fall’ Season Begins

first_imgRedline Air Shows — two aerobatic pilots from Ohio — fly over the beach at 11th Street during the annual Aerobatic Air Show in Ocean City, NJ on Sept. 13, 2015.Thousands lined the beach and boardwalk Sunday to watch the 2015 Ocean City Aerobatic Air Show.The crowds enjoyed a mix of sun and clouds on a cool September day that at one point had threatened rain.The annual air show is sponsored by the Ocean City Tourism Development Commission and the Ocean City Hospitality Association. It’s a free show that allows visitors to watch from the beach at a time of year when the air and ocean are both still warm. It’s one of many “second season” events that help attract Ocean City visitors through the fall.The show included seven performances featuring stunt pilots and formation teams. The Raiders Aerobatic Team opened the Ocean City Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.The show included:Raiders Aerobatic Team: The team provided a unique and exciting three-aircraft formation aerobatic demonstration.Andrew McKenna P-51D Mustang: McKenna flew in the single-seat fighter plane made famous in World War II and the Korean War.Scott Francis MXS: There are only 12 MXS stunt planes in the world today, and Francis displayed the craft’s versatility.USCG MH-65D Dauphin: The Coast Guard demonstrated a rescue swimmer at work.Redline Air Shows: A two-plane aerobatic team from Ohio was a crowd-pleaser.Redstar and Dragon: Two jets demonstrated military maneuvers.Andrew McKenna flies a WWII-era P-51D Mustang/last_img

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