Blue Angels Plan Chicago Flyover for Tuesday

The Blue Angels will salute Chicago's front-line workers with a flyover Tuesday. (Courtesy of Blue Angels)The Blue Angels will salute Chicago's front-line workers with a flyover Tuesday. (Courtesy of Blue Angels)

Keep your eyes on the skies Tuesday, when a bit of the Air & Water Show comes early to Chicago, with the Navy’s Blue Angels squadron set to soar over the city. 

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For the past few weeks, the Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds have been conducting flyovers as a salute to front-line workers in areas of the country hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Blue Angels, which recently whooshed over Jacksonville and Miami, will treat Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit to a show of support on Tuesday. (The Blue Angels are not scheduled to appear at the Air & Water Show in August; the marquee slot belongs to the Thunderbirds in 2020.)

According to a schedule posted online, the Chicago flyover is set to start at 11:45 a.m. near Jackson Park, and will wrap up at noon. The jets will head as far south as Oak Lawn, west past Melrose Park and north to Evanston before screaming along the lakefront back to Jackson Park. 

The route for Tuesday's flyover. (Courtesy of the Blue Angels. Click for larger view.)The route for Tuesday's flyover. (Courtesy of the Blue Angels. Click for larger view.)

Note that Chicago’s lakefront remains closed to visitors and spectators should follow social distance guidelines during the flyover.

Per the Blue Angels: “Residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their home-quarantine and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover.” 


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