Category Archives: Festivals
Day 237: The Oracle
Sean D. Tucker flies the Oracle Challenger II biplane at the 53rd Air and Water Show. Sean’s airplane, the Oracle Challenger bi-plane, has also continued to improve each year. Sean started with a factory built Pitts Special 30 years ago … Continue reading
Day 235: Leap Frogs
The U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs free fall towards North Avenue Beach. Jumpers reach speeds of 120 mph and can accelerate up to 180 mph by pulling their arms to their sides and straightening their legs into what is called … Continue reading
Day 233: Missing Man Formation
The Lima Lima Flight Team flies an emotional narration explaining the missing man tribute and honoring those who have died in the line of duty precedes the approach of the 6 ship wedge. As taps begins, the #3 pilot turns … Continue reading
Day 232: Falling from the Sky
In attending the 53rd Annual Chicago Air & Water Show, I caught a shot of these guys free falling from the sky. (sorry for the image quality as I don’t have a great zoom lens quite yet- but I thought … Continue reading
Day 214: Marine One
August 3, 2011, President Obama celebrated his 50th birthday at the Aragon Ballroom although his actual birthday is August 4th. The President flew in around 6:30pm landing in the fields right by the Montrose skate park and headed down Lawrence … Continue reading
Day 203: Crowd Control Railing
We were taking shelter from the sun at a concert and lying under on our backs under the tree and snapped a shot of the railing used to help with the crowd control. I thought that it was a cool … Continue reading
Day 190: Ferris Wheel
Here is the ferris wheel that is at the Dave Matthews Band Caravan tour at Lakeside, Chicago. Click here to find out more about the DMB Caravan.
Day 187: In the Reflection
The reflection in the Chicago Fire Academy window of a fireman taking advantage of the aerial view from atop the ladder on the ladder truck.
Day 179: Crossing the Streams
This reminds me of Dr Peter Venkman in the 1984 movie GhostBusters saying… “Don’t cross the streams”. This is a photo of the streams of water crossing from two separate fire trucks during a demonstration at the Chicago Fire Academy.
Day 176: Up, Up and Away
A fireman climbs up a raised ladder during a demonstration at the Muster at the Chicago Fire Academy.