No one should ever take for granted just how wonderful yet, serious and potentially dangerous airshows can be.

For example, when they fly at air shows, The Air Force Thunderbirds (pictured above in our featured Mark Giannantonio photo) and The Navy Blue Angels are just 18 inches apart from one another during their wingtip-to-wingtip, signature diamond formation.

A reminder was served yesterday at the 25th Thunder Over Michigan Air Show, when a MIG-23 jet experienced a mid-air problem … resulting in the two pilots safely ejecting themselves from the plane and their parachutes safely deployed.

The Detroit, Michigan Metropolitan Airport released a statement, which read:

“The aircraft struck unoccupied vehicles in the apartment complex parking lot. No one at the apartment complex, nor the air show was injured,“ according to the public statement.

The jet crashed near the apartment complex in Belleville, Michigan, at around 4:15 PM yesterday. It landed in the parking lot.

The federal aviation administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.


This Wednesday, the 20th Annual Visit Atlantic City Airshow will take place, presented by Visit Atlantic City … organized and managed by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce … under the direction of David Schultz Airshows.

David Schultz will once again serve as the Air Boss.

The Visit Atlantic City Airshow will take place this Wednesday, August 16, 2023 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our live WPG Talk Radio 95.5 pregame show will be from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., live on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City at Show Central (across from Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Ventnor side).

A new high-profile guest will be presented every 30 minutes during our pregame show.

In a live interview that we did last Friday, August 11, 2023, David Schultz teased a major announcement, saying that “at 12:51 p.m., there will be a 10-minute demonstration that will be a first in Atlantic City Airshow history,” said Schultz.

Here is the 20th Annual Visit Atlantic City Airshow schedule:

11:00 a.m.

Airspace Closes for Airshow, TFR in Effect, Boats in Place.

11:30 a.m.

US Army Golden Knights Flag Jump w/National Anthem.

11:38 a.m.

US Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show

11:44 a.m.

Flyby NJ ANG 177th FW F-16

11:45 a.m.

NJ ANG 108th WG KC-135 Flyby

11:47 a.m.

Flybys NBC 10 Helicopter

11:50 a.m.

NJ ANG Composite Wing Flyby (KC-135 & (2) F-165)

11:52 a.m.

Mark Meredith Chipmunk Aerobatics

12:03 p.m.

Flybys Medical Helicopter

12:05 p.m.

NJ State Police Flybys

12:07 p.m.


Kyle Fowler Long EZ

12:20 p.m.

436th AMW C-5M

Super Galaxy Flyby #1

12:24 p.m.

NJ-ArNG/NJ-ANG UH-60 SPIES/FRIES Demonstration

12:30 p.m.

436th AMW C-5M Super Galaxy Flyby #2

12:34 p.m.

US Coast Guard MH-65E Search & Rescue Demonstration

12:44 p.m.

FAA William J. Hughes Aircraft Flybys (2-passes)

12:49 p.m.

TBA - Demonstration (see our comments above from David Schultz about this exciting first in Atlantic City Airshow history).

12:59 p.m.

Pegasus Flyover 514th AMW KC-46A

1:01 p.m.

514th AMW C-17A Globemaster III Flyover

1:03 p.m.

HM-12 MH-53E SeaDragon Flyby Demonstration (2-ship)

1:09 p.m.

Flyby #1 (2-ship) 80th FTW T-38C Talon

1:11 p.m.

Tom Duffy B-25) Mitchell Flight Profile (3-passes)

1:20 p.m.

Flyby #2 (2-ship) 80th FTW T-38C Talon

1:22 p.m.

Patrick McAlee Extreme Flight Pitts Aerobatics

1:42 p.m.

Demonstration USMC AV-8B Harrier II

1:55 p.m.

US Army Golden Knights Mass Exit Show

2:15 p.m.

Jim Beasley Jr. P-51 Mustang Demonstration

2:25 p.m.

Aerobatics Scott Francis MXS

2:40 p.m.

Military Enlistment Ceremony

2:45 p.m.

USAF Thunderbirds

4:00 p.m.

Airshow Ends

5:00 p.m.

Airspace Re-opens; TFR Ends.

The Visit Atlantic City Airshow is the largest mid-week airshow in America.

Schultz calls the Atlantic City Airshow … “The Rose Bowl of airshows.” What a profound compliment that is.

With the sudden passing of legendary airshow announcer Howdy McCann, Jr. on March 9, 2023, Eddie Leuter from David Schultz Airshows will serve as announcer.

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