You’ve heard the airplanes buzzing by downtown office buildings during their practice runs all week — it’s a tell-tale sign that the much-anticipated Chicago Air & Water Show season is upon us.
This weekend, August 15th and 16th, thousands of spectators will flock to Chicago for the 57th Annual Chicago Air And Water Show over North Avenue Beach. The grand finale of the show will feature the crowd-favorite U.S. Navy Blue Angels, who will make their triumphant return to our beachfront.
Trying to plan when your favorite acts with hit the skies? We’ve got the run-down of the schedule* for Saturday:
10:00 AM – Air & Water Show officially starts
10:07 AM – 4CE
10:15 AM – U.S. Army Golden Knights
10:19 AM – U.S. Navy Leap Frogs
10:35 AM – A-4 Skyhawk
10:50 AM – Aerodynamix
11:08 AM – Chicago Fire Dept
11:18 AM – Jack Knutsen’s Firebird
11:26 AM – Matt Chapman
11:38 AM – Aerostars
11:56 AM – Dave Dacy
12:06 PM – Chicago Police Dept
12:14 PM – Aeroshell
12:27 PM – A-4 Skyhawk
12:37 PM – 4CE
12:50 PM – Sean Tucker
1:03 PM – U.S. Coast Guard
1:13 PM – Streamer Drop
1:19 PM – Breitling Jet Team
1:39 PM – U.S. Navy Leap Frogs
1:44 PM – U.S. Army Golden Knights
2:14 PM – Bill Stein
2:30 PM – U.S. Navy Blue Angels
* Note: These times are tentative and subject to change.
Sunday’s schedule has not yet been released, but, based on years past, it will likely be very similar in order and timing.
Can’t make it to the beach? WBBM Newsradio will be streaming a LIVE WEBCAST of the Chicago Air & Water Show on Saturday and Sunday at http://airandwater.cbslocal.com. You can also listen to WBBM Newsradio’s coverage on your radio at 780 AM and 105.9 FM.