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World Aerobatic Champion to Perform - Aviation Weekend set for Ocean City Sept. 19-20 at Airport & Boardwalk

An Aviation Weekend featuring exciting stunt flying along the ocean and beach and extensive ground displays and model airplane flying at the Municipal Airport is set for Sept. 19-20. The flying display will include world Aerobatic champion, Rob Holland, formation flying and wing walking among other spectacular stunts.

Action kicks off Sat., Sept 19 at the Municipal Airport 26th and Bay Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The airport grounds will be packed with unusual airplanes. A variety of antiques, World War II planes, Ultra lights, Homebuilt, Classics and Warbirds will be parked for inspection and judged for prizes.

There will be air demonstrations over the field including an advertising banner pick-up and Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration. Visitors will be able to view the FAA’s Aero Commander, N 50 plane and there will be airplane and helicopter rides for a fee.

Spectacular model airplane demonstrations will be performed by the Cape May County WASP. The program will feature jets, helicopters and other planes. The models will be put through dramatic maneuvers, some zooming straight up several hundred feet, then catapulting towards the ground and pulling out of the dive a short distance from the runway.

Some model jets will attain speeds of over 100 miles per hour. The WASP are local hobbyists who belong to the area chapter of the American Model Airplane Assn.

The stunt flying exhibition is set for Sun., Sept. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. and can be viewed from 6th to 14th Sts. on the Boardwalk. The Air Show will feature world champion, Rob Holland, in his MX-2, Mike Wiskus in the LUCAS Oil Pitts, the Red Star Raiders Formation Team, fly bys from McGuire AFB’s C-17A Globemaster III and KC-10A Extender, Thirdstrike Wingwalking featuring Carol Pilon, a USCG Search and Rescue Demonstration and the USAF F-16CJ Viper East Coast Demonstration Team and others.

This breath taking demonstration is sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants in association with David Shultz Air Shows LLC. The Saturday show at the airport will also include a Paper Airplane Contest for youngsters starting 11 a.m. between Hangers A and B. Age categories are 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12. Materials will be provided. Ribbons will be awarded to winners. Entry is free.

The event also features a display of over 60 antique automobiles. There will be refreshments for sale. There will be face painters, greyhound dogs and children can enjoy a mini playground.

The airport festival is sponsored by the City and Experimental Aircraft Assn. Chapter 287. The event is run with the assistance of volunteers from the Airport Assn.

For information, call the Ocean City Airport, 609-399-0907 or the City’s Public Relations Office, 609-525-9300.

Extensive photos of stunt planes in action are available at http://oceancity.shultzairshows.com/