The Atlantic City Air Show 2010 Begins!

the Atlantic City Air ShowNew Jersey’s Atlantic City Air Show 2010 is begins today!

It is a huge annual event, the biggest mid-week air show of its kind in the world paying a tribute to military and civilian aviation, reports the Atlantic Weekly.

This year the show also marks the 100th anniversary of air shows in Atlantic City (New Jersey).

And much of what people associate with aviation today, started in Atlantic City. The word “Airport” was first used in the city in 1919 to describe its Edward L. Bader airfield. This was the first American municipal airport, remaining open until as recently as 2006.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will perform in this year’s event, as well as some international guests such the Força Aérea Brasileira Esquadrilha da Fumaça (the Brazilian Air Force Smoke Squadron).

The show is expected to take place regardless of weather conditions, and more than 750,000 spectators are expected to fill the beach, boardwalk and special viewing parties.

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