August 14, 2005

Chicago Air and Water Show - Press Pass

airshow_press.jpgThis weekend, more than two million people will get kinks in their necks while looking to the skies in awe during the 47th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. The air show is the oldest and largest free show of its kind. Starting mid-week, Chicago residents will begin to hear the roar of the air show participants' planes as they practice their manuevers over the lakefront.

This year is an exciting one for me and I requested press credentials so I could have access to meet with some of the pilots, get up close to their aircraft and for opportunities to take some great photos. I am proud to announce that according to the Public Relations Coordinator at the Mayor's Office of Special Events, I am the first blogger to ever receive press credentials for one of their events.

So this week I plan to bring you a variety of posts about the Chicago Air & Water Show including some interviews with some of the pilots and some great photos from the flightline. If there are questions you have always wanted to ask an air show pilot send them along and I will do my best to get your questions answered.

This years shows includes air show performances by:

I will tell you more about each of these acts later this week!

Posted by at August 14, 2005 12:24 PM

Very cool! I hope your reports will be hard-hitting journalism of the finest degree! Nice to see bloggers gaining more respect in the media. Enjoy the behind-the-scenes access.

Posted by: Mike at August 14, 2005 1:32 PM

Mr. Bigshot Reporter,

Do you need a photographer?


Posted by: Similate at August 15, 2005 12:38 AM