Friday, August 13, 2010

U.S. Military Buzzing Chicago Skies

August 13, 2010 - Chicago - Yesterday and today, the U.S. military has conducted more than 100 flights over the City of Chicago. They are preparing themselves for an important mission that is expected to take place over August 14 and 15. The mission is a joint excercise of the U.S. Army and Navy, with assistance from the Chicago Fire Department Air and Sea Rescue Team and others. It will be a two-day show of massive military force over Lake Michigan, one of the largest bodies of fresh water on Earth, next to and over the third largest city in the U.S. You can see the show at the 52nd Annual Chicago Air and Water Show from 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m both days. It's an insane waste of taxpayer money, but fun to watch nevertheless. Schedules and more information can be found at explorechicago.org. Here's a hot tip: Take a portable radio with you and tune in to WBBM 780 AM for play-by-play information on all the flights, along with great information about the pilots, the equipment and more. Oh, and here's a little video that I made last year. Turn up your volume, the music is kinda fun...

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