The 56th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show will return August 16 and 17 along the Chicago Lakefront from 10 am to 3 pm both days. In one of the largest free admission events of its kind, the show headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights.  

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels have been astounding audiences since 1946 with supersonic maneuvers in their F/A-18 Hornets. The U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs will inspire spectators as they jump out of an aircraft 12,500 feet above the earth’s surface racing at speeds exceeding 120 mph before making a perfect landing.

Other military demonstration teams joining the Blue Angels, Golden Knights and the Leap Frogs are the Marine MV-22 Osprey helicopter and the U.S. Air Force F-22. The show schedule for 2014 can be found at