No, the Air & Water Show isn't early this year. Starting at 9 a.m. Friday morning, fighter jets will do a series of training flights over Chicago in preparation of the NATO Summit. The flights will last for approximately two hours.
"Providing the air defense for special security events like this year's NATO Summit is a part of our day-to-day mission," said Lt. Gen. Sid Clarke, Continental U.S. NORAD Region commander in a statement.
Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air National Guard C-21 aircraft, Air Force KC-135 tanker, Air Force F-16s, and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate in the exercise.