Frecce Tricolori to pay a rare visit to Chicago

Jul 09, 2024 124

The skies above the Chicago lakefront will be painted green, white and red this month when the Frecce Tricolori pay an aerial visit. The legendary military aerobatic team will put on a 20-minute show at 9 a.m. on July 27 above the Balbo Monument just east of Soldier Field. Their performance will coincide with the 91st anniversary of Italo Balbo’s historic flight to Chicago during the Century of Progress Fair.

“In the same vein as America’s Blue Angels, there’s nothing that says Italian pride in the sky like the Frecce Tricolori,” says Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans President Ron Onesti. “We’ve all seen them on the internet, now we can see them live in our own downtown. It’ll put goosebumps on top of goosebumps.”

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