US Air Force Thunderbirds

Chicago Air and Water Show 2023

Friday, August 18 practice
Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20
North Ave. Beach and along the Lakefront
10 am-2 pm on Both Days

The excitement of Chicago Air & Water Show 2023 will include the highly-anticipated appearance of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds along with appearances by the U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights.

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds perform at the 2021 California Capital Airshow
The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform at the California Capital Air Show in Mather, Calif., September 26, 2021. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/SSgt Cory W. Bush)

PRIDE IN THE SKY
The Thunderbirds perform for people all around the world to display the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. Through air shows and flyovers, they aim to excite and inspire. In addition to showcasing the elite skills all pilots must possess, the Thunderbirds demonstrate the incredible capabilities of the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter jet, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

ALWAYS ADVANCING
On May 25, 1953, just six years after the U.S. Air Force became its own branch of service, the Thunderbirds were born as the Air Force’s official air demonstration team. The team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke AFB, Arizona. Over the years and with many different aircraft, the Thunderbirds have continued to represent those who deserve the most credit: the hardworking Airmen who serve our country every day.

Source and Photo Credit U.S. Air Force airforce.com/thunderbirds/overview

U.S. Army Golden Knights

The Golden Knights are made up of several expert teams and skilled professionals who all play a critical role in the Army’s success. This includes parachute teams, aircraft pilots, and even those behind-the-scenes handling jump logistics. Whether you’re jumping out of planes going 120 miles per hour or learning how to land with expert precision, you’ll embrace the thrill of adventure and feel proud while doing it.

A LEGACY OF SUCCESS
What started in 1959 as a small team competing against the former Soviet Union’s skydivers is now an international icon representing the Army’s success. The Golden Knights have earned over 3,800 medals in competition while also achieving 348 world records in the process.

Source and Photo Credit: U.S. Army goarmy.com/golden-knights.html

Chicago Air and Water Show Pampering Package

Your Personal Assistance will attend to the details of your charter, so all you and your guests have to do is sit back, be pampered, enjoy the show, and have a priceless private yachting experience.

  • Private yacht for just you and your guests
  • Pampering crew serving just you and your guests
  • Cruise on Lake Michigan and along the lakefront
  • Close-up, unobstructed view of the show while enjoying some food and beverages

Choose your bar theme and our professionally trained bartender/mixologist will create a custom cocktail menu, making each beverage to perfection.

Your Chicago Private Yacht Rentals Personal Assistant works with a private Chef and Chicago’s Premier Restaurants to create a personalized menu for your charter.