August 20th and 21st
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/d ... rshow.html
- US Navy Blue Angels
- US Army Golden Knights
- USAF F-22 Raptor Demo
- USAF Heritage Flight [F-22 Raptor/P-51 Mustang]
- US Navy F-35C Lightning II Demo
- USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo
- Rob Holland [MXS]
Yeah, he also directed the Milwaukee Air & Water show along with the now-defunct Rockford & Gary airshows. Sad, but I'm sure the Chi show will go on.
Growing up in the city near Lake Shore Park, he began his early exposure to the park district, and this would be the start of his journey with the Chicago Air and Water Show. He was an employee with the Park District at an early age and when the Air and Water Show moved to the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, he moved with it. He considered it a privilege to work for Mayor Daley. He would also go on to direct various additional air shows including Milwaukee, WI, Gary, IN, and Rockford, IL. He felt it was a true honor to work with various flight teams. He was named an honorary US Navy Blue Angel, US Air Force Thunderbird, Navy Leap Frog, and Army Golden Knight. The respect he had for the military was unmeasurable and the friends were priceless to him.
In 2016, he received the Bob Hoover Wingman Award (fka Wingman Award), an award that is presented each year at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention to an individual from within or outside the air show business who has been a reliable supporter or advocate of the air show business. https://youtu.be/oDIkojoHXJA https://airshows.aero/News/ID/498
Rudy's Obituary: https://www.donnellanfuneral.com/obitua ... d=23488210
Aero News Network: http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=m ... c1dadf5e27
Chicago Sun-Times: https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/12/26 ... water-show
Mark your calendars!
The 2022 Chicago Air and Water Show (North Avenue Beach and along the Lakefront): Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21 at 10am – 2pm; practice runs on Friday, August 19.
Yup. The F35C demo is an “unofficial” Navy demo team flying 2x F35Cs in their shows. Haven’t seen em in person yet but I’ve heard nothing but good things. I’ll be seeing them at Oshkosh this summer before hand, so I’ll be able to attest to how they are.
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