Photo creds: Ben Fogletto/Press of Atlantic City
Hey yo Art Nalls has come to town to save the Atlantic CIty Airshow, scheduled for Wednesday taking off at noon and running through 3:30 p.m. The retired Marine is bringing his Sea Harrier, which he purchased from the British Royal Navy. With federal budget cuts grounding the Thunderbirds and other military jets for this year's airshow, local officials are relieved that Nalls will do the Harrier's hovering and dipping and verticals and 600 knot passes. He will join a lineup of mostly vintage craft. Last year's event drew upwards of 900,000 people, according to official estimates (at least that number were on the islands in view of the airshow). Without the Thunderbirds, the draw remains to be seen. Today is the ever popular among the locals practice day. Wont' be the same without the Thunderbirds buzzing homes in Ventnor on their turnaround, though. For more information and a full schedule, click here.