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CRDA: Atlantic City Airshow Release '17

CRDA: Atlantic City Airshow Release '17


Karen Martin

Now celebrating its 15th year, the 2017 Atlantic City Airshow will return to the skies above the beautiful free beaches and Boardwalk in Atlantic City on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. GEICO will return as the presenting sponsor of this event, as announced by Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Joe Kelly, the show’s organizer.


“We are excited to welcome back the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and Geico to celebrate our 15th anniversary of presenting Atlantic City’s signature summer event,” said Greater Atlantic City Chamber President Joe Kelly. “This event has helped to drive tourism to our destination during the midweek and showcase Atlantic City’s great amenities to hundreds of thousands of visitors,” he added.     

The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron ("Thunderbirds") is the air demonstration squadron of the United States Air Force (USAF). The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis AFB, Nevada and perform aerial demonstrations in the F-16C Fighting Falcon, and they also fly two F-16D twin-seat trainers. Much of the Thunderbirds' display alternates between maneuvers performed by the diamond, and those performed by the opposing solos, all with magnificent accuracy and precision.    

In addition to the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, confirmed for the 2017 show are U. S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, the GEICO Skytypers, Jim Beasley Jr.’s P51D Mustang demonstration. This year’s Atlantic City Airshow will also feature a U.S. Navy F18 Super Hornet.  Most of the performers will take off and land at the Atlantic City International Airport, which serves as the host airport for the airshow.   

“The CRDA is pleased to support the Atlantic City Airshow, one of the region’s largest events,” said CRDA Executive Director Chris Howard. “The show attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators and is a key component of our efforts to increase tourism in Atlantic City.”    

The Atlantic City Airshow is a community partnership between the Greater Atlantic City Chamber; the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority; the City of Atlantic City; the 177th Fighter Wing of the N.J. Air National Guard; South Jersey Transportation Authority; FAA William J. Hughes Tech Center; The Atlantic City International Airport; David Schultz Airshows, LLC; and many others.  The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is the host hotel for the event.    

Sponsorship packages for the 2017 Airshow are available.  Those interested in becoming a sponsor should contact Elisa Monroe, Director of Member Events for the Greater Atlantic City Chamber, at 609-345-4524, ext. 102.   

For more information on the 2017 Atlantic City Airshow, visit www.atlanticcityairshow.com. New acts are added as they are signed, and a show schedule will be posted as we get closer to the event. Continue to check the Atlantic City Airshow Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AirshowAC



About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com.  Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com


About the Greater Atlantic City Chamber
Since 1914, the Greater Atlantic City Chamber has worked to create a favorable economic climate by providing meaningful services to the business community. The Chamber offers services designed: to create business opportunities for members, to help lower the cost of doing business, and to serve as the area’s voice of business. And for the last fourteen years, the Chamber has been the administrative group for the Atlantic City Airshow that has become the largest one day, midweek, over-the-ocean airshow in the country.     

For event details and membership information, visit us online at ACChamber.com.   

News from Chamber Members: business.ACChamber.com/news


About the GEICO Skytypers
The GEICO Skytypers are the only flying unit in the world that performs at air shows typing messages in the sky. For more information on the GEICO Skytypers, visit geicoskytypers.com. The team can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.    

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers and insures more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

GEICO’s online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes and claims reporting, and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.GEICO also providesinsurance quoteson motorcycles, boats, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For more information, go to www.geico.com.