today at 8:22 am
Look up–if you hear them you’ve already missed them
Although it’s not the Chicago Air and Water Show, it is one of the most exciting things that’s happened around here since mid-March.
The Blue Angels will be flying over Chicago today to honor all COVID-19 workers.
ETA 11:45 am. to noon
The salute to the frontline COVID-19 responders is scheduled to takeoff at 11:45am and end at noon (please note times are subject to change).
The city is recommending that people stay home, stay safe, saying “residents should observe the flyover from the safety of their homes and should refrain from traveling to see the flyover. Stay home and stay safe!”
Although Show Me Chicago doesn’t recommend that you spread your blanket on North Avenue Beach—which, by the way is closed—if you do not live in the “flyover area” there may be some ways that you can still view the Blue Angels and follow city/state COVID-19 restrictions.
First, check out the flight pattern below. If the Angels will be flying nearby your location, go to your balcony, backyard, front porch or anywhere you can get a good view of the action.
If you do not live within viewing distance:
- Find the closest location to your house and walk, bike or drive to an open area where you can practice social distancing–at least six feet away from other people–and stay in your spot.
- Wear a mask–not around your neck–but covering your entire mouth and nose.
- After the flyover–do not linger. Leave immediately.
The Blue Angels will also being flying over Detroit and Indianapolis today,
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