Milwaukee’s annual Air & Water Show takes off tomorrow

Thunderbirds to headline after last performing in Milwaukee in 2015

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:11 pm

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.

A famous four-jet squadron will be soaring in a diamond formation at high speeds above Milwaukee’s lakefront this weekend as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds headline the 2018 Air & Water Show.

“America’s Ambassadors in Blue” return to Milwaukee this year after last performing in the Air & Water Show in 2015. The unit of four F-16 Fighting Falcons will be flown by eight pilots, including six demonstrating pilots, who will perform approximately 40 maneuvers in one demonstration.

The show, taking place rain or shine on July 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will also feature first-time air acts U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Squadron and P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft, and first-time water act local Milwaukeean Dennis Pinter demonstrating the “Air Chair On The Water.”

Other aerial performers will include:

Other water show performers will include:

Wauwatosa-based WaterStone Bank will return as the title sponsor of this year’s show. The company’s sponsorship brought the show back in 2017 after a year-long hiatus. The show is free to the public. Tickets for reserved seating are available online.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.

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