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Sgt. 1st Class Chad Riddlebaugh of the U.S. Army parachute team at the Binghamton airshow July 17, 2021.

Sgt. 1st Class Chad Riddlebaugh of the U.S. Army parachute team at the Binghamton airshow July 17, 2021. (Charles Brock/U.S. Army)

(Tribune News Service) — The quiet ebb and flow of the Atlantic Ocean on a warm summer day can be pleasant. But so can breaking the sound barrier in front of thousands.

The popular “A Salute to Those Who Serve” airs how will return to Atlantic City on Aug. 24, organizers announced Tuesday.

“Visitors flock to our destination for this iconic event every year, and they look forward to cheering as the planes dip and dive over the Atlantic Ocean,” Larry Sieg, president and CEO of management organization Meet AC, the event’s main sponsor, said in a statement.

The air show — which was canceled in 2020 due to COVID but returned last year — draws over 500,000 people to the beach and boardwalk every year, according to the Greater Atlantic City Chamber. The free show, which does not have a rain date, is slated to start at 11 a.m.

This summer, visitors can look forward to the return of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who perform a mix of formation flying and solo routines. The U.S. Army Parachute Team, also known as the “Golden Knights,” will also be on hand — exiting aircraft and forming shapes in the air as they employ smoke canisters.

The U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet “Rhino” East Coast Demo Team, which includes pilots, weapon systems officers and a maintenance crew, will fly in Atlantic City for the first time in five years, organizers said.

“It’s incredible to have the Navy’s Rhino Demo Team fly in the A.C. Airshow again,” said Michael Chait, president of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber. “As one of only nine air shows that the ‘Rhinos’ will participate in this year, we feel very honored to have them fly in Atlantic City’s.”

The Navy Rhino’s demonstration will “fly as close to the ‘edge of the envelope’ as safety allows, while highlighting the mobility, versatility and power of these remarkable fighter planes in maneuvers used during training and combat flights,” organizers said.

For more information on the show visit airshow.acchamber.com

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