Monday, June 24, 2013

Bring on the Thunder over Michigan 2013

The amazing @ThunderOverMI airshow at the Willow Run Airport will return to the skies of the United States on August 10-11, 2013. This is my favourite airshow event - it combines both static and flying displays along with exciting combat re-enactments - this year they undertake a Vietnam War battle.
Re-enactment parade
Re-enactment camp

Aircraft of all types will fill part of the airport tarmac for photo and, where possible, tours. Then during the airshow many of these aircraft will take off from the adjacent runways. You get a great show on the ground, taking off and landing and in the air. The show has identified some of the participating aircraft: F-100 Super Sabre, Skyraiders, Me-262, DH-98 Mosquito, Huey helicopters, WWII warbirds and many more will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Thunder Over Michigan Air Show also confirmed today that the 2013 show will continue to be held
despite recent cancellations of other air shows around the country due to the federal budget sequestration.
Although the United States Air Force Thunderbirds have been scheduled to perform at the 2013 Thunder
Over Michigan Air Show, show officials now seem doubtful that the Thunderbirds will perform at the show.
“We still hold out hope that the government will be able to come to an agreement and that funding will be
restored for the Thunderbirds. However, with recent developments, the outlook for a Thunderbirds'
performance at Thunder now seems very unlikely,” said Kevin Walsh, Air Show Director. Although the
Thunderbirds have not officially cancelled their performance at Thunder, the show will no longer be
promoting them as expected performers."

Prop planes and jets make for an exciting blend of aircraft 

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