Storm shortens 1st day of Air & Water Show

August 20, 2011 (CHICAGO)

Most sought shelter as event organizers stopped the line-up.

When the storms ended and the skies cleared, most of the scheduled daredevil military and civilian acts took center stage for a condensed show. The U.S. Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs performed, and the U.S. Army Golden Knights presented Make A Wish Foundation recipient Johnny Klasen, 4, with a team baton.

Saturday's shortened show wrapped up with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds spinning and flipping for the crowds. And since Saturday's show was condensed due to bad weather, crowds could be even bigger than expected on Sunday.

The official shows are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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You can watch highlights of the Air & Water Show on ABC7 on Sunday. "Chicago's Top Guns: A Wet and Wild Weekend" airs at 10:35 p.m. It's hosted by Jerry Taft and Tracy Butler.

The show will also be available on demand at

The Sun-Times Media Wire and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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