The 54th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show

WHEN:
Saturday,  August 18: 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday, August 19: 10:00am-3:00pm 

WHERE:
Along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point  

The 54th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show presented by Shell Oil Products U.S and the City of Chicago will return to the lakefront with headliners the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs. The show will run August 18-19, 2012 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm daily.

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, racing to North Avenue Beach at speeds exceeding 120 mph, making a perfect landing.

Strong in tradition and one of the largest free events of its kind, the show includes a wide array of military and civilian acts thrilling spectators along the lake front each summer. Daredevil pilots performing their aerial stunts include Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle in the Oracle Challenger, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team in their WWII North American Advanced Trainer, Lima Lima Flight Team in the BeechT-34 Mentor, The Firebirds in their Walter Extra 300 S and Chuck Aaron in the Red Bull Helicopter.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events encourages taking public transportation to all lakefront festivals and events.  Please call (312) 836-7000/TTY (312) 836-4949 for information on RTA, CTA, PACE, and Metra. For help planning your trip to Chicago, visit www.explorechicago.org.

For more information on the Chicago Air and Water Show, please call the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at (312) 744-3315, TTY (312) 744-2964 or visit the web at www.chicagoairandwatershow.us.  Become a fan of the Chicago Air and Water Show on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ChicagoDCASE #ChiAirandwater.

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