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59th Chicago Air & Water Show Aug 19-20

August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

Blue Angels flying over Chicago's Michigan Lake Front at the Annual Air & Water Show. Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago

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59th Chicago Air & Water Show Aug 19-20

59th Annual Chicago Air and water Show presented by Shell Oil Soars into Town August 19 – 20, 2017. Highlights include U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, U.S. Navy Leap Frogs, F-35 Heritage Flight and the F-22 Demonstration Team

The City of Chicago’s 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show Presented by Shell Oil Products will take place this August 19 and 20 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach serving as show center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the show headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been astounding audiences since 1946 with their gravity-defying flying, commanding presence and supersonic maneuvers in their F/A-18 Hornets. The brave men and women of the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will inspire spectators as they jump out of an aircraft 12,500 feet above the earth’s surface to a perfect beach landing on North Avenue Beach.

Blue Angels fly over Chicago at the annual Air & Water Show. Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago

Blue Angels fly over Chicago at the annual Air & Water Show. Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago

The popular lakefront event features a wide variety of military and civilian aerial demonstration teams with daredevil pilots performing their stunts in the skies above Chicago. Returning acts confirmed for 2017 include: F-35 Heritage Flight, F-16, A-10, F-22, AV-8B Harrier, U.S Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter, C-130, AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Aerostars, American Airlines – 787, Bill Stein Airshows, Chicago Fire Department Helicopter Air/Sea Rescue, Firebirds Delta Team, Matt Chapman Airshows, Warbird Heritage Museum P-51 Mustang, Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle, Susan Dacy in the Super Stearman Model 70, Warbird Heritage Museum Foundation: A-4 Skyhawk Jet Tac Demo – and show announcer Herb Hunter, the “Voice of the Air and Water Show” for the last 30 years.

“For more than 20 years, Shell and the City of Chicago have partnered together to present the Annual Chicago Air and Water Show,” said Barbara Stoyko, GM, Sales for Shell U.S. Fuels, Sales and Marketing. “The event, which highlights amazing performances both in the air and water from military and civilian teams, has been a tradition in Chicago for nearly 60 years, and Shell is very proud to be a part of it. We appreciate all that the City of Chicago does to make this a spectacular event year in and year out and look forward to bringing this event to the public for free in conjunction with our local joint venture partners, wholesalers and dealers and the City of Chicago.”

For close to 25 years, ABC 7 Chicago has helped make The Chicago Air and Water Show one of the most exciting local traditions for families throughout the Chicagoland area. This year ABC 7 is creating “Air and Water Show Week” on Eyewitness News, with special features starting Monday, August 14, and leading up to coverage on Eyewitness News on Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20, as the thrilling, high-powered tradition takes to the skies. Spectators on Lake Michigan and along the lakefront can watch and listen with WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM as they broadcast the show live both days and provide live streaming video coverage at WBBM780.com/airshow.

Golden Knights Chicago parachutes over Chicago at the Annual Air & Water Show. Photo Courtesy of the City of Chicago

Golden Knights Chicago parachutes over Chicago at the Annual Air & Water Show. Photo Courtesy of the City of Chicago

The Chicago Air and Water Show is presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Shell Oil Products U.S. and sponsored in part by ABC 7 Chicago, American Airlines, Bud Light, The Boeing Company, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Tribune, Communications Direct, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Krakus Polish Hams, M*M Graphics, Oracle and WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM.

For more information, visit chicagoairandwatershow.us, join the conversation on Facebook (Chicago Air and Water Show) and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ChicagoDCASE (#ChiAirandWater).

Blue Angels flying over Chicago's Michigan Lake Front at the Annual Air & Water Show. Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago

Blue Angels flying over Chicago’s Michigan Lake Front at the Annual Air & Water Show. Photo courtesy of the City of Chicago

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August 19 @ 8:00 am
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August 20 @ 5:00 pm
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