for anyone interested in the air/water show portion of the day
Admission & Hours
Admission is FREE.
Friday, August 15 is a special addition to this years show.
Schedule for Friday, August 15:
• U.S. Navy Blue Angels will kick off the festivities at 3:00 p.m. followed by the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.
• FREE concert at the North Avenue Beach Boat House at 5:00 p.m. Immediately following the concert, the air show resumes with more daredevil jumps, precision flying and aerobatics.
• Fireworks show from 8:45-9:00 p.m.
Schedule for Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17:
• Water Show begins at 9 a.m.
• Air Show runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Since 1946 the Blue Angels have thrilled more than 427 million fans with their precision through choreographed aerobatic and high altitude performance maneuvers.
U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights
Jumping out of an aircraft 12,500 feet about the earth’s surface, racing to the ground at speeds exceeding 120 mph and landing with smiles, ready to do it all again; all in a days work for the Golden Knights.
The F-22 Demo Team performs precision aerial maneuvers, demonstrating the unique capabilities of the Air Force's newest high performance aircraft.
NEW U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team
The U.S. Navy Parachute Team is a fifteen-man team comprised entirely of U.S. Navy SEAL and SWCC commandos. Leap Frogs jump at an altitude of 12,500 feet.
AeroShell Aerobatic Team
The Aero Shell Aerobatic Team consists of four pilots flying formation aerobatics in the WWII North American Advanced Trainer.
NEW! The Firebirds first appearance in Chicago will bring high energy precision formation and radical extreme style flying over the lakefront.
Lima Lima Flight Team
The six-plane Lima Lima Flight Team stresses precision formation flying.
Sean Tucker & Team Oracle
Each time daredevil pilot Sean Tucker catapults across the sky in the one-of-a-kind Oracle Challenger, he makes the plane do things that seem impossible like flying backwards at speeds up to 100 mph.
NEW Bill Leff Airshows
Bill Leff dazzles audiences in his restored T-6 Texan flown during the Korean conflict.
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band and Special Guest
Friday, August 15, 2008
North Avenue Boat @ 5:00 p.m.
Shell Extreme Watershow
The Shell Extreme WaterShow is sure to amaze the masses with the hottest pro freestyle tour on the water.
Herb Hunter – The Voice of the Chicago Air and Water Show
Celebrating his 21st year as “the voice”, Herb Hunter utilizes his many years of experience as a military pilot and as a captain for one of the major airlines.
NEW The Collaborators
Led by Sean D. Tucker, the Collaborators are a fusion of his high performance solo flying and graceful, formation team aerobatics.