We've skipped most of the festivals the past few years since the kids are young, but this year we went downtown for the Air & Water show. We parked and ate breakfast at Water Tower Place - foodlife was surprisingly good. We walked up to Lake Shore Drive and picked a spot between Oak Street Beach and North Avenue. North Avenue is the center of the show and if you want to see any of the water aspects of the show, that's where you really need to be, but for most people (including us) the air portions are the cool parts.
There were a number of stunt aircraft teams, doing loops, stall maneuvers, corkscrews and other cool tricks
Of course the stars of the show are the Blue Angels. They are the best of the best of the Naval Aviators. They are a team of six aircraft and they do incredible maneuvers. They get ridiculously close to each other as they do their flybys
|Little Man thought they were cool, but a little loud|
|During the diamond formation they are only 18 INCHES apart|