Chicago Air & Sea Show
The Chicago Air and Sea Show took place this week, Saturday and Sunday. Skye, myself, Emma, and Skye's cousin Laura spent Saturday at Navy Pier, gazing in awe at the high-flying stunt plane, bomber, and fighter jet displays as they roared near and far.
The highlight of the day was the appearance of the Navy's Blue Angels, a sextet of F/A-18 Hornets. They performed mostly in a group of four plus two – four planes flying in a diamond formation and the other two largely solo or interacting with each other. Needless to say, the coordination was simply unbelievable, as was the view of a squadron of fighter planes weaving among the buildings of Chicago's skyline.
The Blue Angels over Chicago
The Blue Angels in Formation
B2 Bomber over Lake Michigan
A boy watches an F-16 in the distant sky