Best view of Air and Water Show

Time once again for the annual Chicago Air & Water Show — and this year you can have the best and most comfortable view of the Chicago Air and Water Show aboard Adeline’s Sea Moose.

With teeth-clinching and mind-blowing watercraft stunts and aerial acrobatics on Lake Michigan, the Chicago Air & Water Show in the largest free exhibition of its kind in the USA!

This year, the Chicago Air & Water Show is scheduled from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18, 2019.

You and your guests will have a private, pampered viewing venue away from the millions crowding into lakefront spots to see this year’s show scheduled from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 18, 10 am to 3 pm each day.

For a sneak preview before the big event, major headliners usually practice on Friday, August 16. 

Away from strangers and the crowds, Chicago Private Yacht Rentals and the crew of Adeline’s Sea Moose can help make the Chicago Air & Water Show a enjoyable YES! and memorable WOW! experience.

You can never book too far ahead. Call for availability and rates.

 

Blue Angels (Photo Credit: Cmdr. Tom Frosch, flight leader and commanding officer of the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, leads the formation above Chicago during a practice demonstration)U.S. Navy Blue Angels

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been astounding audiences since 1946 with their commanding presence and aerial maneuvers in their F/A-18 Hornets. As role models for men and women of all ages this elite group of Navy pilots defy gravity with their famous diamond formation and precision flying. the team has thrilled more than 427 million fans choreographed aerobatic and high altitude performance maneuvers. In their F/A 18 Hornets, the six-jet team is known for its six-jet Delta Formation, as well as the graceful maneuvers of its solo pilots.

For more information on the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, visit www.navy.mil/local/blueangels/

 

U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden KnightsU.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights

Jumping out of an aircraft 12,500 feet above the earth’s surface, racing to North Avenue Beach at speeds exceeding 120 mph and landing with smiles, ready to do it all again; all in a days work for the Golden Knights. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Army Parachute team has amazed and thrilled audiences with their precision parachute demonstrations in more than 14,000 shows in all 50 states and 48 countries.

For more information on the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, visit www.goarmy.com/events/golden-knights.html

 

 

 

U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap FrogsU.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs

A typical Leap Frogs performance consists of fourteen jumpers leaping out of an aircraft at an altitude of 12,500 feet. During free fall, jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called a “track.”

The jumpers typically open their parachutes at around 5,000 feet by releasing a smaller pilot chute which deploys their main blue-and-gold canopy. After deploying their chutes, the Leap Frogs fly their canopies together to build dramatic canopy-relative work formations.

For more information on the U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs, visit leapfrogs.navy

 

U.S. Air Force F-22 RaptorU.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo

The F-22 Raptor defines air dominance. The 5th Generation F-22’s unique combination of stealth, speed, agility, and situational awareness, combined with lethal long-range air-to-air and air-to-ground weaponry, makes it the best air dominance fighter in the world.

For more information on the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/f22.html

 

USMC Osprey DemoUSMC Osprey Demo

The Osprey is an American multi-mission, tiltrotor military aircraft with both vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

 

 

A-10 Thunderbolt IIUSAF A-10 Thunderbolt II

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.

For more information on the A-10, visit www.af.mil

 

KC-135 StratotankerKC-135 Stratotanker

The mainstay of the U.S. Air Force’s strategic aerial refueling fleet, the KC-135 Stratotanker is a military version of the 1950s-era 707 commercial passenger jet. The Air Force inventory of 732 aircraft are more than 50 years old and have been retrofitted several times with new engines, avionics and structural upgrades.

Four turbofans, mounted under 35-degree swept wings, power the KC-135 to takeoffs at gross weights of up to 322,500 pounds. A cargo deck above the refueling system can hold a mixed load of passengers and cargo. Depending on fuel storage configuration, the KC-135 can carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo.

www.military.com/equipment/kc-135-stratotanker

 

C-130 HerculesC-130 Hercules

The workhorse of the Air Force combat airlift fleet, the C-130 Hercules has been in service for more than half a century. Designed specifically to transport troops and equipment in the combat zone via airdrop or short runways, the Hercules operates throughout the U.S. Air Force serving with Air Mobility Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Pacific Air Forces, Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve Command, fulfilling a wide range of operational missions in both peace and war situations.

www.military.com/equipment/c-130-hercules

 

T-38 TalonT-38 Talon

The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record.

The T-38 has swept wings, a streamlined fuselage and tricycle landing gear with a steerable nose wheel. Two independent hydraulic systems power the ailerons, rudder and other flight control surfaces. Critical aircraft components are waist high and can be easily reached by maintenance crews.

Chicago Air and Water Show – Military Performers
Source: www.chicago.gov Subject to change

www.military.com/equipment/t-38-talon

 

Royal Air Force Red ArrowsRoyal Air Force Red Arrows

For over a hundred years the Royal Air Force has defended the skies of Britain and projected Britain’s power and influence around the world.

Today the RAF is engaged in 15 missions on 4 continents in 22 countries.

For more information on the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, visit www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/red-arrows/