Big crowds at the lakefront for 19th Milwaukee Air and Water show

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Thousands of people came out to the Lake Michigan lakefront for the 19th year of the Milwaukee Air and Water Show.

While the rain did come and go, it didn't threaten anyone's good time.

"Very excited, I think that it's a great time to get together with family, and enjoy the weather in the Midwest," said Molly Mayer, who's family was out enjoying the show.

She says her family came from Dousman for this.

Mayer says family time like this is something they've been looking forward to.

"The boys are excited to see airplanes," said Mayer.

"I think it's going to be the fighter jets every time [I hear a plane coming] because I'm so excited to see them," said her son Jack.

Official Air Show Announcer Herb Hunter, who has done air shows since 1983, says shows like these get everyone excited.

"Airplanes and air shows bring out the kid in everybody, so you get the adults that come out here and of course everyone likes the fast movers, the F-18s and the F-16s, but you have the older airplanes, like the smoke and noise," said Hunter,

Flying with the Blue Angels for the first time ever this year is U.S. Navy Lt. Amanda Lee, the first ever female pilot in the 76 years of the Blue Angels.

Hunter says there's also lots of other, older planes to see as well.

"Just a lot of history of aviation, and the kids love it, and the adults become kids," said Hunter. 

For Hunter, he says being a part of the show is a capstone to a long career in aviation, that he dreamed of having since he was a young boy himself.

"The emotion there is for me, and I'm an emotional guy, and I like to pass that along to the fans," said Hunter.

The Milwaukee Air and Water show continues Sunday.

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