Schedule: 60th Annual Chicago Air And Water Show Friday Practice Run

August 17, 2018 - 7:59 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show kicks off Saturday at North Avenue Beach. But before that can happen, the pilots are taking practice runs on Friday to be sure the weekend runs smoothly.

The Chicago Air and Water Show practice begins Friday just before 10:30 a.m. See below the run down:

  • Opening - 10:25-10:45 a.m.
  • Firebirds - 10:45-11 a.m.
  • USCF MH65 - 11-11:12 a.m.
  • USAF A-10 - 11:12-11:22 a.m.
  • Matt Chapman - 11:22-11:33 a.m.
  • Bill Stein - 11:33-11:44 a.m.
  • Oracle Flight - 11:44-11:54 a.m.
  • Aeroshell Aerobatic Team - 11:54 a.m.-12:07 p.m.
  • Break - 12:07-12:37 p.m.
  • Susan Dacy - 12:37-12:48 p.m.
  • 4CE - 12:48-1:01 p.m.
  • CPD Hellicopter - 1:01-1:09 p.m.
  • USAF KC-135 - 1:09-1:21 p.m.
  • CFD Air/Sea Rescue - 1:21-1:31 p.m.
  • USAF F-35 Demo + Heritage Flight - 1:31-1:51 p.m.
  • Sean Tucker - 1:51-2:03 p.m.
  • Rob Holland - 2:03-2:15 p.m.
  • Break - 2:15-2:30 p.m.
  • USAF Thunderbirds - 2:30 p.m.

The Chicago Air and Water Show is the largest FREE show of its kind in the United States. The show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton to Oak Street, with North Avenue Beach as the focal point.  

Remember to take a radio to the lakefront this weekend. WBBM Newsradio will have live play-by-play coverage of both days.

We’ll also have a live video stream at on our website and the WBBM Newsradio Facebook page.