Chicago Air & Water Show 2023

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Post by kalamazookid » Tue Jul 25, 2023 2:48 pm

Performers are up:

https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/d ... show7.html

KC-135, four-ship of A-10s and the Legacy Flight with an A-4 and FG-1D are notable additions.
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Thu Jul 27, 2023 5:06 pm

Looks like Bill Stein, Kevin Coleman and Rob Holland will be performing a 3-ship aerobatic display.
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/d ... show7.html
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Post by IDF783 » Mon Aug 14, 2023 9:28 pm

Friday through Sunday looking sunny and warm to hot. Practice Friday (almost no crowd) is 10AM to 3PM.
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Post by srresquire » Sat Aug 19, 2023 12:10 am

A quickie from the Friday practice day
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Post by srresquire » Sat Aug 19, 2023 12:39 am

After a quick look I think this is my shot of the day
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Post by IDF783 » Sat Aug 19, 2023 1:54 pm

Checked out the practice. The F-16 Viper team flew in a backup jet. The real Viper appears this weekend. I also asked if there was a chance for flare dumps and he said no. Bummer. They did flares before this show and will do 3 more after. Chi would have been perfect with the lake...
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Post by Adambadger88 » Sat Aug 19, 2023 1:54 pm

I'm here (Aug. 19th) sitting in media section representing EAA Chapter 75 as the Newsletter Editor-in-Chief
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Post by kalamazookid » Sat Aug 19, 2023 2:21 pm

Bummer about no flares. I was going to drive up tomorrow if they were going to use them.
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Post by IDF783 » Sat Aug 19, 2023 2:59 pm

kalamazookid wrote: Sat Aug 19, 2023 2:21 pm Bummer about no flares. I was going to drive up tomorrow if they were going to use them.
Is it. Don't know why they skipped Chicago, unless there was resistance by the local government to permit it. Wouldn't be surprised since they are so woke and may think the flares can be a danger to the city at large. Heck, Gary had flare dumps with the F-35 a couple weeks ago!
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