Air and water show resumes after storms

August 20, 2011

Associated Press

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The Chicago Air and Water Show has resumed after a break caused by severe weather.

Planes have taken to sunny skies once again Saturday now that heavy rain, lightning and thunder have passed over.

An estimated 2.2 million people are expected for this year's show, which runs Saturday and Sunday.

Performers include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights and the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

One Chicago firefighter already has been honored as a "Hometown Hero" by the Thunderbirds. Jason Durbin got to fly with the Air Force on Thursday in an F-16.

Durbin performed a rescue in a high-rise fire in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.