Chicago Air & Water Show 2008
Obviously, this display is not one where you can just walk up to the aircraft and do an inspection. Everything happens either out on Lake Michigan or over it and the beaches. Oh sure, they have a mock beach assault ... but, again, the populous is roped off and no touchie-feelie!
Tomorrow, @ 11:00AM ... the overhead barrage of aircraft begins, along the lakefront. We shall see what we shall see ... @ 200-500mm!
BTW: I did purchase a new respectable 86mm CPL for the long glass ... and yes, there goes another $100+. I hope the sky makes good use of it, but it looks like a clear day, so ... probably no clouds.
Of course, the "Blue Angels" flight team
And then ... let's appreciate the Sunday crowd
Here's a panorama of the North Avenue Beach, from the John Hancock Center Observatory looking north:
They are reporting that 3 million people attending this 50th Annnual event. Judging by what I experienced on Saturday ... I do not doubt it.