Performers and Static Displays at Lake County's Only Air Show - 2015 Wings Over Waukegan!
This year we will have the biggest, baddest, TWO DAY EVENT in our history. We are featuring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the Canadian CF-18 Demo Team. As if one day with these spectacular performers were not enough, we are doing it again on Sunday!! Viewers will witness great flight performances by the world-renowned aerobatic pilots. Eye-catching vintage military craft, such as the P-51 Mustang and the F-86 Sabre, will take the skies during flight demonstrations. There will be plenty of static displays to view before and during the show.
Families will love this value-inspired regional event. Enjoy food and beverages while viewing the amazing aerial feats of historic aircraft. Afterwards, kids can get their photograph taken with some of the brave pilots while adults can shake hands and drill the pilots with any burning questions.
Bring your family and lawn chairs and get a front row spot to our 3 1/2 hour show. Don't forget your camera to get those stunning shots!!
- Quad City Skydiving Jumpers Flag Drop (w/ Team Aerostars Circling)
- Trojan Horsemen Flight Demonstration Team (T-28 aircraft)
- P-51D Mustang "Baby Duck" - Vlado
- Dave Dacy / Tony Kazian Wingwalking
- Michael Vaknin - Extra 300 Solo
- F4U-5N Corsair
- US Navy F-18 VAF-106 Tactical Demo Team
- Aerostars Formation Aerobatic Flight Team (Yak-52TW Aircraft)
- A-4 Skyhawk
- Canadian CF-18 Demo Team
- Canadian Forces Snowbirds
Acts Still Being Determined
- US Army Golden Knights
- T-28 Missing Man Formation
- F-86 Sabre / MiG17 Air Combat Duel
- T-Clips Aerial Comedy
- T-33, T-37, L-39, Individual & Formation Jet Parade
(All Acts Subject to Change Without Notice)
The Trojan Horsemen
The only 6 ship T-28 Warbird formation demonstration team performing in the world today. A salute to the armed forces of the United States of America.. The T-28 is a crowd pleasing large, fast and loud warbird with combat history and a growling 1425 HP radial engine. Six of these warbirds have a commanding presence and generate excitement in the air. The aircraft have smoke systems and sport authentic U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy paint schemes and markings to compliment the patriotic theme. You won't want to miss the Trojan Horsemen!
Highlights of the Aerostars' aerobatic performance include tight formation loops and barrel rolls, flown at distances no more than three feet from eachother as well as the team's signature maneuvers like the heart in the sky, the twinkie roll and the flip and flop. Combining these maneuvers with the thrill and excitement of the roaring Yak warbird engines provides a truly unique experience to all airshow participants.
Dacy/Kazian Wingwalking - Michael Vaknin Extra 300
The Wingwalker - A highly skilled wingwalker and a unique entertainer, Tony Kazian brings to the center stage the thrill and excitement of the Dave Dacy/Tony Kazian Super Stearman Wingwalking Team.
With no parachute, no ropes and no cables, Tony's freestyle performance on and about the wings of Dave Dacy's Super Stearman is awe-inspiring and is guaranteed to capture the attention of all! Whether performing a solo aerobatic routine, or with wingwalker, Tony Kazian, 'on board', the Super Stearman brings to crowd center the thrill, excitement, smoke and noise of true airshow entertainment! In a low level, aggressive aerobatic display of barnstorming maneuvers Dave Dacy's self-styled routine in the Super Stearman continues to be a 'front page' story, captivating the attention of event attendees, sponsors and media alike. The incredible talents and capabilities of two highly skilled professionals come together as Dave Dacy and Tony Kazian present a tremendous aerobatic wingwalking performance that is 'second to none'.
Michael Vaknin Extra 300 – Mike's style brings precision, speed, head dazzling Gyroscopic and high G maneuvers to airshow center.
Warbird Heritage Foundation
The Warbird Heritage Foundation will be showcasing their antique military aircraft. The Foundation, which was founded by Paul Wood, was organized for the purpose of acquiring, restoring, displaying, and demonstrating various antique aircraft of historic military significance. The Foundation's focus is on preserving its aircraft in flying condition, demonstrating these aircraft at air shows and other special events, and promoting public interest in historic military aircraft.
The Warbird Heritage Foundation Headquarters and Hangar is located at the Waukegan National Airport in Waukegan, Illinois. They are happy to meet with private groups by appointment only.
Quad City Skydiving, T-33, and T-37
REMEMBER: Bags and coolers subject to random search.