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User currently offlineTomCatGuy From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5956 times:

Hi guys, I am new to the forum and trying to get a bit of information, I hoped you all could help! The Chicago Air and Water Show is this weekend and I know they take off from Gary, Indiana.....I was curious does anyone here know what time they take off? From what time to what time? Any specific spots that are any good....sorry for late notice in my question!! Again any help would be great!

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User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

Well , there is no scheduled time. If you want to get something you have be there all day. Usually they taking off about half an hour before performance. GYY is not good airport for spotting. There is no good spot near runway. Close to airport fence you can get something on the ground. Watch for security. In the day like those two they propably will be around watching departures and arrivals. I was trying today to get some B1B's at ORD but none arrived... Was waiting for An124 but never arrived too (should fly from MIA). Well , maybe tomorrow...


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User currently onlinepowwwiii From United States of America, joined May 2011, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5894 times:
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Hi Gabriel, please be a bit more specific about the B1B and An-124, Sunday? Thanks!

User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5817 times:

Ok. Here is what was going on.
Usually Lancers arrived for the arishow at friday afternoon (got them twice). Two of them. But this time none arrived.
Also found on flightaware that An124 was scheduled from MIA to arrive friday afternoon. They rescheduled twice then cancelled... Did not find when departed from MIA and where.
But saturday I was on Willis Tower and was watching airshow from Skydeck. Got some decent shots of Blue Angels when they were passing by and flying around skyscraper. Also got Fat Albert when was flying before Blue Angels performance. Didn't see airshow from that place before...



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User currently onlinepowwwiii From United States of America, joined May 2011, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5791 times:
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thanks Gabriel, but I guess you means John Hancock tower, not Willis tower, also you have to shoot through the window glass, caused any problem for your pictures? Anyway, that's great idea to go there, was there crowded?

User currently offlinegabik001 From Poland, joined Jun 2005, 208 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5767 times:

No , no. I was on Willis Tower (former Sears Tower). Propably Hancock was more crowded.
I was shooting thru glass and yes , it gave some blur , but when Blue Angels passed close by (some turns and preparing flights) it was pretty good. There was a lot of peoples and they squeezed when Blue Angels start their show at north side of Skydeck. Some of them were not interested on airshow.
I wasn't thinking to see airshow from a deck. Just some time ago I promised my son to show him Willis Twr and 'couse summertime almost ends and new schoolyear begins I had to take him. Luckily there was an airshow the same time...
Next year I'm gonna try Hancock.



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