The annual Chicago Air and Water Show returns to North Avenue Beach on August 16 and 17 for another weekend of aerial Top Gun trickery and spectacular sea stunts. Among the performers bringing pagentry and daredevil moves to the lakefront are the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, and the high-octane Firebirds Delta Team. Look at photos from past shows and check out our guide the best sightlines, whether it's a rooftop bar, beach or skyscraper.
Get the prime sightlines from these rooftop bars and restaurants, tall buildings, and boats
Air and Water Show announcer
Herb Hunter is the booming voice behind the show
Create your own Air and Water Show
How to get high or wet in Chicago
Inside a stunt plane: Photos
We take a test run with Team AeroShell
Air and Water Show 2013: Photos
The annual high-flying, high-octane air and sea spectacular returns to Chicago
Air and Water Show 2013: Preview
Our photographer gets in the cockpit for an aerial preview
Chicago Air and Water Show 2011: photos
The best daredevil stunts on the lakefront.