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(Formerly Wings Over Waukegan/Waukegan Air Show)


Air Show Coming to Waukegan September 9, 2017

The Northern Illinois Air Show, an annual event, formerly known as Wings Over Waukegan, will take place at Waukegan National Airport, 2601 W. Plane Rest Drive, on Sept. 9. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The opening ceremony begins at noon with a 9/11 tribute featuring a color guard and singing of the national anthem under a dramatic presentation by the Quad City Skydivers flying the American flag and trailing smoke.

"While not an exclusively military air show, most of the performing aircraft are former U.S. and foreign military fighter or combatant training aircraft," said Tom Coogan of Northbrook, Northern Illinois Air Show president. (continue to story). Written by Zion-Benton News Staff.

Air show to honor veterans, demonstrate war tactics

Air show to honor veterans, demonstrate war tactics

As the National Anthem rings out at noon on Sept. 9 across Waukegan National Airport, skydiving parachutists will descend from the sky to begin the annual show of aerial maneuvers.

Trailing behind them will be smoke and the American flag — and if that doesn't tug on the heart strings, the opening act will be followed with a four-plane jet missing-man formation as "America the Beautiful is sung.

The formation is to "honor the fallen heroes of 9/11," said Thomas Coogan, president of the Northern Illinois Air Show.

Coogan added the formation will also recognize the recent loss of local warplane pilot Vlado Lenoch, who died while piloting the Baby Duck P-51D Mustang when it crashed in Kansas in July..... (continue to story). Written by Sheryl DeVore, a freelance reporter for the News-Sun

Air show to honor veterans, demonstrate war tactics

Northern Illinois Air Show to honor Burr Ridge pilot, Vlado Lenoch, killed in Kansas crash

The upcoming Northern Illinois Air Show in September at Waukegan National Airport was almost not going to feature its popular heritage military aircraft because of a recent plane crash in Kansas that killed one of the annual event's featured pilots and destroyed the popular "Baby Duck" P-51D Mustang.

But the Warbird Heritage Foundation, based at Waukegan National, recently decided to keep flying, making an appearance at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Oshkosh show last weekend in Wisconsin.....(continue to story). Written by Frank S. Abderholden, Contact Reporter

Northern Illinois Air Show to honor Burr Ridge pilot, Vlado Lenoch, killed in Kansas crash

Photo credit: J.Lewis Photography / News-Sun




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The Northern Illinois Airshow (formerly known as Wings Over Waukegan/Waukegan Air Show) will be held September 9, 2017. Gates open at 9:30 am - Air Show starts at Noon. Tickets are $15 each at the gate. Military personnel in uniform and kids 12 and under are always free! Free Parking


Early rain doesn't cloud Waukegan Air Show.

The organizers of the Northern Illinois Airshow had their own kind of barrel roll to contend with Saturday as rain and wind threatened the event Saturday at Waukegan National Airport....(continue to story). Written by Frank S. Abderholden, Contact Reporter

Early Rain Doesn't Cloud Waukegan Air Show

Check out this wonderful article and video on the 2016 airshow, which is happening September 10, 2016. Written by Sheryl DeVore, News-Sun.

The Northern Illinois Airshow (formerly known as Wings Over Waukegan/Waukegan Air Show) will be held September 10, 2016. Gates open at 9:30 am - Air Show starts at Noon. Tickets are $15 each at the gate. Military personnel in uniform and kids 12 and under are always free! Free Parking

Paul Wood previews this year's Northern Illinois Airshow. Check out the video from the TV segment on WCIU.

The Northern Illinois Airshow (formerly known as Wings Over Waukegan/Waukegan Air Show) will be held September 10, 2016. Gates open at 9:30 am - Air Show starts at Noon. Tickets are $15 each at the gate. Military personnel in uniform and kids 12 and under are always free! Free Parking

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Over 10,000 Spectators will be at the 2017 the Northern Illinois Airshow (formerly the Wings Over Waukegan/Waukegan Air Show) - Great Exposure for your company and food.