Nick Rickert, 26, of Gibbsboro, was on the beach in front of Caesars Atlantic City and in disbelief at the size of the crowd and what he was watching.

The Heavy Metal Jet Team pilots flew upside down, then straight up, then back across the beach doing barrel rolls.

"Dude, it's insane here," he said.

He picked a good day to be here, with beautiful weather in between an otherwise rainy week. In fact, it was the airshow's best weather in years, with last year's show partly cloudy and the year before extremely hot.