Chicago Air and Water Show a hit despite short weather delay

The 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show got off the ground Saturday after an hour delay due to weather.

It rained heavily in the morning and the crowd was smaller in number than years past but the lakefront audience got to see all of the scheduled performance, including the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. 

The maneuvers of civilian and military aircraft make up the largest free admission show of its kind. 

Former Chicago Bear, Charles “Peanut” Tillman, was supposed to parachute onto North Avenue Beach but it was canceled.  He is re-scheduled to make that jump during Sunday’s show. 

The Air and Water Show can be seen from Oak Street Beach to Fullerton Avenue on the lakefront. The show is centered around North Avenue Beach.

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