I must admit that when I first heard about the airshow coming to Ocean City, MD a fews years back I thought … “big deal.” Then I happened to see some of the trial runs one day and was blown away. This is not some air show with people flying by and waving. The Ocean City air show is a display of some of the United States most impressive military assets, crazy stunt planes and vintage plane flying teams. I have been in Ocean City, MD my entire life and this arguably my favorite event of the year.
Here is a video of last years event:
This years show includes performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunder Birds, a F-18 Hornet Demo, the Black Diamond Jet Team, Geico Sky Typers, U.S. Navy Seal Leap Frogs, C-5 Galaxy Flyover, Ron Holland stunt flying, U.S. Army 101st Airborne, U.S. Coast Guard Demo, Gouilan and Holland Head to Head and Mike Wiskus and the Lucas Oil Pitts. In addition every year there are a few surprises thrown in.
Here is a video promo for this years event:
There are a few ways to watch the Ocean City airshow , which is being held on June 9th and 10th this year starting a 12 noon. Show center is located on 16th Street though you can see and hear the event from several blocks both north and south. My wife and I typically take our beach gear and head up on the beach in the 14th-15th Street area, set up show for the day and enjoy the show. Parking can be tricky, but typically can be found back on the bay side with a short walk up to the beach.
The event promoters also offers some viewing options. There is a fenced off beach area which can be a less congested option with parking available near by. They have another beach area reserved that offers a catered lunch and drinks with reserved parking. If you want to go all out you can get tickets for the VIP penthouse which is fully catered with cocktails and puts you at the height of all the planes flying by. Information for all of these options can be found here … Ocean City Air Show 2012
The Ocean City Air Show is a great event for everyone and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. There are a lot of additional events going on centered around the air show that weekend which you can find additional information on here … OC Air Show
Ocean City Air Show 2012
June 9th and 10th at 12:00 pm
16th Street and the Boards in Ocean City, MD