Thursday, August 18, 2016

Up In The Air! It's a Bird, It's A Plane, It's The Air & Water Show

A gentle reminder, particularly to those who may be new to Chicago, that the Air & Water Show takes this weekend, and the aircraft practice their moves in advance. Thursday and Friday prior to the show are usually practice days.

If you hear loud and low-flying jets around Uptown, it's likely not anything nefarious. They practice over the lake, so we have a front-row seat for some of their warm-ups. This year's show will feature the F-35 fighter jet and the Air Force Thunderbirds.

There may be loud noises Saturday and Sunday as the planes leave for their next destinations and create sonic booms. There was one at 3am a few years ago that prompted quite a few calls to 911.

The actual show takes place between Navy Pier and Fullerton, with North Avenue Beach being the prime viewing spot.

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