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2016 Chicago Air And Water Show Headliners: Thunderbirds, Golden Knights And More

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The 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show, presented by Shell and the City of Chicago, will return August 20 and 21 along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street. North Avenue Beach serves as the center of the show, which runs from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily with FREE admission.

Strong in tradition and one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the show headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.

Military performances:

F-35 Heritage Flight
U.S.A.F. F-16 Fighting Falcon
U. S. Navy F-18
C-130 Hercules
P-51 Mustang
U.S. Coast Guard HC-144A Ocean Sentry
U.S. Coast Guard MH-Dolphin Helicopter

Sean D. Tucker & Team Oracle

Civilian Performances:

AeroShell Aerobatic Team
Bill Stein Airshows
Chicago Fire Department Helicopter Air/Sea Rescue
Dave Dacy in the Super Stearman Model 70
Firebirds Delta Team
Matt Chapman Airshows
P-51 Mustang
Sean D. Tucker and Team Oracle
U.S. Coast Guard
Warbird Heritage Museum Foundation: A-4 Skyhawk Jet Tac Demo

Show announcer Herb Hunter, the "Voice of the Air and Water Show," will be returning. See the full lineup for the show here.

The schedule for the lineup, as usual, will be available the day of the show.

The popular lakefront event will also feature a wide variety of military and civilian aerial demonstration teams with daredevil pilots performing their stunts in the skies above Chicago. For complete show details visit

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