Chicago Air & Water Show

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Corey Hood prepares to jump with his fellow Army Golden Knights parachutists and the Navy Leap Frogs parachute team at the Chicago Air & Water Show on Aug. 15, 2015.  Hood collided with a Leap Frog parachutist in mid-air, and then hit a high-rise building while unconscious, and died the next day. (Credit: Bart Shore)

One Of Final Photos Of Army Parachutist Shows Exuberance Before Fatal Jump

As officials conduct an investigation into the death of an Army parachutist during a jump at the Chicago Air & Water Show, some photos taken that day have shown the smiling young man in the moments before his final skydive.


The U.S. Navy Blue Angels performing during the 2015 Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Crowd Lakefront As 2015 Air & Water Show Wraps Up

Colorful stunt pilots blew white smoke as they buzzed Chicago’s beachfront and wowed the crowds on the second and final day of the Chicago Air &Water Show.


Sergeant First Class Corey Hood. (Credit: U.S. Army)

Golden Knights Parachutist Dies Day After Accident At Air & Water Show

A parachutist for the U.S. Army Golden Knights team died Sunday afternoon after a mid-air collision this weekend at the Chicago Air & Water Show.


The 2015 Air & Water Show. (Credit: Twitter user brian_s)

Despite Collision Between Two Parachutists, Air & Water Show Wows Big Crowds Along Lakefront

A huge crowd packed the hot and steamy lakefront for the air show today.


Blue Angels

Members Of Blue Angels Team Come To Aid Of Injured Motorist In Gary

Members of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels came to the aid of an injured motorist in Gary last Thursday, according to a press release from the Blue Angels.


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Here’s The Chicago Air & Water Show 2015 Schedule For Saturday

Trying to plan when your favorite acts with hit the skies? We’ve got the run-down of the schedule for Saturday!


Breitling Jet Team

Stars Old And New Getting Ready To Wow Air Show Crowds

New to the air show this year is the Breitling Jet Team, from France. They put their Czech-made Aero L-39c Albatros jets in shipping containers to bring them to the U.S. for their first American tour.


The Breitling Jet Team performs at an air show in China. (Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Hot Temps Blowing In Ahead Of The Air & Water Show This Weekend

Chicago is heating up just in time for the Air & Water Show on the lakefront this weekend, though there is a chance for a few spotty showers.


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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Chicago

As the days are heating up and growing longer, you’ll want to keep the little ones entertained this summer – here’s how to do exactly that, and without breaking the bank.


Veterans with the Wounded Warrior Project were taking part in several sporting events in the Chicago area before the Air & Water Show, as part of their recovery and rehab process. (Credit: Facebook)

Wounded Veterans Enjoy Sporting Event Ahead Of Air Show

Wounded veterans were spending a few days biking, sailing, and water skiing around the Chicago area as they look forward to attending the Air & Water Show on the lakefront.


Darrell Griffin (left) and Garland Smith (right) both face felony charges after allegedly stealing iPhones in separate incidents on or near the lakefront on Aug. 17, 2013. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Lifeguard Thwarts iPhone Robbery During Air Show

Five suspects – including three juveniles – face charges, following three separate robberies on Saturday, two of them at the Air & Water Show.


WBBM's Terry Keshner takes a ride with the Lima Lima Flight Team practicing for the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Big Stars Missing, But Air Show Still Has Lots Of Thrills

Government budget cuts mean there are no Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, or Golden Knights at this year’s Chicago Air & Water Show, but there will be plenty to see.


The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Chicago lakefront on Aug. 18, 2011, in a rehearsal of their aerobatics display during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Thunderbirds Won’t Perform At Air & Water Show Due To Budget Cuts

This year’s Chicago Air & Water Show will be without its marquee attraction, after the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled all shows after April 1, due to federal budget cuts.


The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly over the lakefront during the 2012 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Air Show Fans Find Different Perspectives To Watch The Stunts

The Blue Angels closed out Chicago’s 54th annual Air & Water Show this afternoon. For spectators, it was all about the view. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman found some unique spots where people found a different perspective for the Air & Water Show.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2012

Blue Angels

‘Millions’ Expected To Attend Air & Water Show

City officials said “millions” of spectators are expected to gather along the lakefront for this weekend’s Air and Water Show.


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Air Show Fun For Us, Not So Much For The Dogs

The 4th of July is the most hated day of the year by dogs. With all the fireworks and excitement, it can be scary for pets. But the Chicago Air & Water Show runs a close second.

CBS 2–08/21/2011

Two members of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight team fly in a mirror formation during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

1.7M Attend Chicago Air & Water Show

Saturday’s rain storm put a bit of a damper on attendance for the Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011

North Avenue Beach (File Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Women Stage Topless Protest During Air Show

What would the Chicago Air & Water Show be without a topless protest? Men go topless all the time. So why not women? That was the message of a protest Sunday at North Avenue Beach, as a group of women fought for the right to bare their breasts.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Chicago lakefront on Aug. 18, 2011, in a rehearsal of their aerobatics display during the 2011 Chicago Air & Water Show. (Credit: CBS)

Cops To Be Out In Force For Air & Water Show

As many as 2 million people were expected to take in the Chicago Air & Water Show on Saturday and Sunday and that means a big job for Chicago police.

CBS 2–08/19/2011

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Air & Water Show Quick Tips

The 2011 Air & Water Show is finally approaching! To get you prepared, we’ve rounded up helpful tips, travel guides and line-up information.