Our group At The Beach Enterprises spent 3 days from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th at the Ocean City Maryland 2011 Air show. As you can see from the aerial view of the boardwalk, this years OC Air show event had quite a large turnout. Our day started with a 10 am bus ride from our office on 142 street to 16th street where the air show took place, the ride took approximately 30 minutes. The show went from 12pm to 4 pm and most of the attractions took place on Saturday, where over 18 performers wowed the crowds.
The show started with a performance by the U.S Army 101st Airborne parachute act and introduction of the United States Flag followed by a a commencement of the National Anthem. There were several spectacular performers this year including the newest attractions by the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the F-18 Super Hornet, and A-10 Warthog Demo Team. Our media pass offered us VIP access to the 10th floor of the Quality Inn, which gave us a direct view of show center. I found the access to be very worth while, and the perks worth the price of admission. With VIP access you literally get the best view in town just below the Air show command center .
Some of my personal favorite attractions consisted of Chuck Aaron-The Redbull Helicopter, and the C-17 Globemaster III. Chuck Aaron is the only civilian pilot ever to be licensed to perform helicopter aerobatics in the United States. I found his aerobatic stunts very thrilling, and performance not a show worth missing. Seeing his helicopter aerobatic skills at work could be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and his performance should not be overlooked.My second spectacle of the afternoon was the enormous Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. The C-17 Globemaster is a large military transport aircraft, whose huge frame seemed to be a show stopping event . Seeing such a large aircraft fly past me was quite an encounter.
Overall the day was full of entertainment, from the spectators on the boardwalk , to the 2011 Ocean City, Md Air Show itself. Although I do have some basic cautionary advice when planning on attending the Air Show. Make sure to put on plenty of sunscreen, bring a hat, and sunglasses (which I believe you will find of the most vital importance when staring directly in the sky, and frankly bright sun). Also I would advise riding the bus there since it will aid in a quick get away, rather then waiting in the what felt like hours of traffic after the show’s finale.
I aslo recommend stopping by the supporting vendors’ booths including BB&T Bank, Trident Aircraft, and the U.S Army. The vendors offer free refreshments, gifts, and helpful information.
The complete photo and video archive of photos and videos taken during the Ocean City MD 2011 Airshow.
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