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Here's What You Need to Know For This Weekend's Air and Water Show

Here is what you need to know about this weekend's Air and Water Show!

From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, practices over Lake Michigan are expected, with Thunderbirds expected to practice from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 2-3 p.m., though schedules may change.

Shows on Saturday and Sunday will also go from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with those attending advised to wear sunscreen.

The aircraft participating in the show will take off from Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, and perform stunts over a specific section of Lake Michigan.

Here's more on the lineup!

Chicago Air and Water Show performers, lineup

Shows on Saturday and Sunday will also go from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to officials, the lineup will be determined the morning of the show by the pilots.

"Performers are subject to change," officials said.

However, according to Adams, the Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform around 2:15 p.m. for about 40 to 45 minutes each day -- including Friday.

Here's a list of the performers:

  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
  • U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights
  • U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demo Team
  • U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Demo Team (P-51 Mustang)
  • U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team
  • U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard A-10 Thunderbolt II (x4)
  • U.S. Air Force/Air National Guard KC-135E Stratotanker
  • U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet "Rhino" Demo Team
  • U.S. Navy Legacy Flight Demo Team (A-4B Skyhawk & FG-1D Cosair)
  • U.S. Coast Guard MH-65D Dolphin Search & Rescue Demo
  • Susan Dacy; Civilian
  • Bill Stein; Civilian
  • Kevin Coleman; Civilian
  • Rob Holland; Civilian
  • Chicago Fire Department Air/Sea Rescue
  • Chicago Police Department Helicopter

Getting to the Show

The city recommends using public transportation to get to the show, as there will be no public parking at the beach over the weekend. Additionally, the CTA's no. 72 bus that typically stops at North Avenue Beach will be rerouted. However, the Millennium Park Garages have discounted pre-purchased parking and a shuttle from the garage to inner Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive. 

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