CHICAGO (CBS) — 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.
Team Aerodynamics flew out the Gary Jet Center in “kit planes” that they built themselves. Pilot Lynn Leggett says they tweak their own planes the way they want them and the planes “talk to them,” letting them know if something is wrong as the pilots know every little sound the plane is supposed to make.
It takes about five years to build the planes.
The Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frog parachute teams did not take part in Sunday’s show after a collision on Saturday left one parachutist dead and another injured.