Fly High at the 2014 OC Air Show

Fly High at the 2014 OC Air Show

Each year, just before the calendar switches to summer, something special happens high above Ocean City, Md that captures the eyes and imaginations of those on the beach and boardwalk down below.  The OC Air Show has become one of the most anticipated, most attended annual events in Ocean City and is set to return on June 14-15, bringing some of the country’s best military and civilian pilots and performers to the beach to showcase their skills over the breaking waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

photo by aviationintel.com

The OC Air Show, now in its 7th year, will feature military jet demos, aerobatic performers, formation flight teams, parachute teams, and will also be one of only six events in the country this year to feature a demo by the USMC AV-8B Harrier. In addition to the Marine Corps Harrier, the 2014 OC Air Show will be headlined by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Raiders Flight Team, the U.S. Navy Seals Leap Frogs and the GEICO Skytypers. There will also be a wide variety of other Air Show related events and activities throughout the weekend, including breakfast with the performers and the Airshow Afterburner Party. The full list of events can be found at www.ocairshow.com/Schedule.php

The OC Air Show can be viewed in its entirety from beach and the Boardwalk for free, but better viewing options are  available to those wanting to get up close and personal with the action.  OC Air Show tickets range in price from $22 for “Drop Zone” tickets to $109 for “Flight Line VIP Clubhouse” tickets to $199 for “VIP Skybox” tickets. For more details about seating options and locations, visit www.ocairshow.com. To purchase tickets, visit: www.tickets.completeticketsolutions.com/OCA/Online/default.asp

If you’re looking for a place to stay during the OC Air Show, the Quality Inn Boardwalk– the official headquarters of the Air Show- is hard to beat; however, there are also many other hotels that not only offer easy access to beach viewing and Air Show activities, but also rooms with private balconies overlooking the action. These include, but are not limited to, The Park Place HotelDunes Manor Hotel and the Grand Hotel and Spa. A thorough listing of oceanfront hotels in Ocean City can be found at www.oceancity.com/oceanfront-hotels

We know words can’t possibly do the OC Air Show enough justice, so rather than us attempting to write about all the excitement, allow us to show you what you’re missing out on if you don’t attend:

US Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the 2014 OC Air Show. Photo by: www.thegovegroup.com
Have you ever seen a harrier jet in action? You will at the 2014 OC Air Show. Photo by: facebook.com/ocairshow
photo by facebook.com/ocairshow
Geico Skytypers will be returning to the OC Air Show for another spectacular performance in 2014. Photo by www.oshkosh365.org
photo by facebook.com/ocairshow
photo by facebook.com/ocairshow
photo from facebook.com/ocairshow and Michele Landon Photography.

photo by facebook.com/ocairshow