August 20th and 21st
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- US Navy Blue Angels
- USAF F-22 Raptor Demo
- USAF Heritage Flight
- USMC MV-22 Osprey Demo
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
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