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Gary Air Show Takes Off

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Chicagoans will have to wait a month to see fighter jets cruising over Lake Michigan. But folks in Northwest Indiana are getting their show this weekend.

Chicago Public Radio’s Michael Puente has more.

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There’s really nothing like watching an F-16 fighter jet taking off.

Several F-16 and F-18 Hornet jets blasted off from the Gary Chicago Airport Saturday for the city’s annual air show.

Thousands lined Gary’s lakefront beach to catch a glimpse of the jets, along with stunts by daredevil pilots.

But others like Bill Smith enjoyed watching the planes take off from the airport.

SMITH: It’s a fun place to see it. You get close to the planes and see the pilots. It’s a lot of fun.

The air show also features the Lima Lima stunt flying team. The show continues today with the best view perhaps at Gary’s Marquette Park.

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