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Chicago Air & Water Show's Day One Recap

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Air and Water Show completed day one after a rain delay Saturday morning.

The show started around 11:15 Saturday morning, delayed a little over an hour from its original 10 a.m. start time due to heavy rain fall. Clouds started to clear and the show took off.

From their talent and horse power to the planes' meanings, the Air and Water Show attracts thousands of people every year, CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports. Though this year, not as many were in attendance for Saturday's show.


With the rainy start to Saturday the beach was filled with puddles and mushy sand.

But the rain and mess did not stop the Trujillo family from coming out. They said they come every year. The Trujillo family thought this year was perfect, as in the past they would have to walk more to look for a spot and the space was limited.

People from near and far took their chances with the weather.


Stephanie Broman and her family came from Fort Wayne, Indiana to watch the show.

"This is actually our first time here so we're really excited," Broman said.

Regardless of the rain and the delay, viewers found the show to be worth it.

Former Chicago Bear Charles 'Peanut' Tillman was scheduled to jump with the Golden Knights Saturday. The jump was postponed to Sunday due to the weather.

Organizers expect a full show for day two.

The Air and Water Show continues Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Avenue Beach. You can also watch via live stream on CBS Chicago's website or listen to WBBM radio.


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