Chicago Air and Water Show

15 Aug

Every year since 1959, the Air and Water show has been held on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago. For some, it is a noisy annoyance, but for many, including yours truly, it is quite a spectacle to behold. The show has delighted millions of spectators over the years – always admission free and usually always a blimp.

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Friday was practice day, the least crowded of the days, and Len and I walked along the lakefront taking in the sights and sounds. The event showcases daredevil pilots, some of whom we watched yesterday. This is Sean, in the red plane, first flying along the beach…

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before climbing and then stalling out his plane for what seemed an eternity.

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While the best total viewing is along the lake, it’s easy to see some of the jets from blocks away. Today, we enjoyed them from the comfort of our deck, which actually faces west – away from the lake. The flight pattern is large and the jets often roar right over our heads.

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It’s hard to imagine just how skilled these pilots are – their precision such an incredible sight.

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Another beautiful summer day, albeit quite noisy, bathed in sunlight, blue skies, and lots and lots of smiles.

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Judy

 

14 Responses to “Chicago Air and Water Show”

  1. Loren August 15, 2015 at 9:15 PM #

    Great post and fantastic pics!!

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  2. bestson808 August 15, 2015 at 9:44 PM #

    Awesome phots Judy,

    What a G R E A T weekend to be in Chicago.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Charles on island

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    • blogginginitaly August 15, 2015 at 10:23 PM #

      Thanks, Charles, always happy to share, especially with those who have relocated!

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  3. Florence Larsen August 15, 2015 at 10:00 PM #

    You are an amazing photographer !!!!!

    Sent from my iPad

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    • blogginginitaly August 15, 2015 at 10:22 PM #

      Grazie… And to think I took these on my several years old phone! xo

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  4. Melinda August 15, 2015 at 10:02 PM #

    You got some beautiful pictures, Judy! How amazing that you were able to watch from your deck today. We need to make our way down for the air show one of these years. Thanks for sharing!
    Melinda

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    • blogginginitaly August 15, 2015 at 10:18 PM #

      Thanks, Melinda. And yes, you do need to plan to come one year. Noah would love it for sure!

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  5. Debra Kolkka August 16, 2015 at 4:35 AM #

    Gorgeous photos.

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  6. Sandy Holswade August 16, 2015 at 2:38 PM #

    Spec

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  7. Sandy Holswade August 16, 2015 at 2:39 PM #

    Spectacular photos! What a gorgeous day in Chicago.

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  8. Diana August 17, 2015 at 8:11 PM #

    Excellent pics!!!!!

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