THUNDER IN THE SKIES AND ON THE WATER!
2017 WATER SHOW
“Spectacle of POWER and Speed!”
Saturday & Sunday, July 15 – 16
10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Daily
Before you settle in to watch the spectacular Air Show, you won’t want to miss the Water Show’s all new “Spectacle of Speed and Power!” Watch the Hustler Power Boats perform along the lakefront! Check out the rest of the water show’s exciting action!
SPEED & POWER DEMONSTRATION
NEW this year, watch as up to three Hustler Powerboats demonstrate their speed and power on the waters of Lake Michigan. Returning favorite Tony DeMatteo, and newcomer “Connecticut Hustler” will be the exciting Water Show’s feature presentation act!
JET SKI STUNT SHOW
Ride along with Gary Burtka and his Jet Ski Stunt Team during the Water Show, as rider’s complete back flips, one-handed back flips, under flips and even attempts at triple-back flips! The riders of jet ski stunt shows enjoy performing jet ski freestyle shows and competitions to show you what their equipment and imagination is capable of, including World Championships show content!
MILWAUKEE FIRE DEPT “TRIDENT FIREBOAT”
Now a tradition at the annual Air & Water Show, the Milwaukee Fire Dept. “Trident Fireboat” will demonstrate its capabilities on the waters of Lake Michigan. The Trident was dedicated in 2009, and is the newest addition to Milwaukee’s fireboat fleet. A fireboat is a specialized watercraft with pumps and nozzles designed for fighting shoreline and shipboard fires. The first fireboats, dating to the late 18th century, were tugboats, retrofitted with firefighting equipment. They are frequently used for fighting fires on docks and shore side warehouses as they can directly attack fires in the supporting underpinnings of these structures. They also have an effectively unlimited supply of water available, pumping directly from below the hull. Some modern fireboats are capable of pumping tens of thousands of gallons of water per minute. Fireboats are most usually seen by the public when welcoming a fleet or historical ships with a display of their water moving capabilities, throwing arcs of water in every direction. They also carry divers or surface water rescue workers.
BADGERLAND SKI TEAM
The Badgerland Water Ski Show Team was formed in 1983 when the KeeWees of Lake Keesus and the Nagawautics of Lake Nagawicka joined forces. The Badgerland Water Ski Show Team invites you to come out and see our weekly shows in Waukesha, WI. Badgerland is always looking for new members to ski, be on the boat crew, announce, sew costumes, make ropes, and help out in hundreds of other ways. If you are interested in becoming a member of our family, please contact us. The team has free shows every Wednesday Evening, Memorial Day to Labor Day at Frame Park, on the Fox River in Waukesha, WI. Shows are also Thursday Evenings throughout the summer, in Fowler Park on Fowler Lake Oconomowoc, WI. All Shows Start at 7:00 pm.
MUSKEGO WATERBUGS SKI TEAM
Founded in 1958, the mission of the Muskego Water Bugs is to educate youths under the age of 18 in the techniques, rules, regulations and safety in the sports of water skiing and boating, and promote fellowship and goodwill in a safe, lawful and conscientious manner both for the members and the surrounding communities. For more than 50 years the Water Bugs have performed for audiences all around the world. Their permanent home has always been in Wisconsin, the capital of show skiing. For the past 25 years they have had the pleasure of calling Little Muskego Lake home. The public is invited to come to Idle Isle Park on Little Muskego Lake any Wednesday night at 6:30PM between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The show is FREE.
U.S. COAST GUARD
Air Station Traverse City, MI
HH-60 Jayhawk Rescue Helicopter
Air-Sea Rescue Demonstration
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City was established in 1946 and is a part of the United States Coast Guards Ninth District, and is situated on the southern end of Grand Traverse Bay in northern Michigan. Since 1995, Air Station Traverse City has controlled and manned Air Facilities throughout southern Lake Michigan. The Coast Guard completed upgrades to its fleet of 45 MH-60J Jayhawk medium range recovery helicopters in August 2016. Redesignated as MH-60Ts, the upgraded helicopters received new flight instruments and avionics, communications and navigation equipment. Air Station Traverse City is now transitioning back to the HH-60J this summer of 2017. The Milwaukee Air & Water Show is once again proud to feature U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan.