Breitling Jet Team photos provided
We have an impressive list of all of the wonderful aircraft you can see this year. You'll be able to get up close and personal and see just how magnificent this impressive machinery is. From WWII to today, don't miss your chance to get your hands on aviation history.
2. Ride in Historically Awesome Aircrafts
Whether it's in our B-17 "Yankee Lady", B-25 "Yankee Warrior", C-47 or WACO Biplane; you can book a ride in any of the Yankee Air Museum's historic flyable aircraft and experience what it was like to be a military pilot!
3. First Appearance of the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor
The F-22 Raptor will be making its first-ever appearance at Thunder Over Michigan and it is one of only 23 North American appearances in 2016. The Raptor is the world's most advanced fighter aircraft and one of the most sought-after demonstrations on the air show circuit! Make sure you get your tickets and come see the F-22 Raptor at the Air Show this month!
4. First Appearance of the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet
The U.S. Navy's top fighter aircraft, the F/A-18 Super Hornet push speeds of up to 700 mph, and will be performing all weekend! Make sure you see this amazing aircraft!
5. The French Breitling Jet Team
Breitling Jet Team will join us from Europe at Thunder Over Michigan for their only Mid-Western appearance during their U.S. tour! Their performance includes formation flying, opposition passes, solo routines, and synchronized maneuvers. The team performs across Europe and the Middle East and we are lucky to have them this year at Thunder Over Michigan before they head back to Europe!
6. Meet Rosie the Riveter
Willow Run is the home of the Historic Willow Run Bomber Plant where many Rosie the Riveters of World War II worked hard every day to support our troops and the home front. Meet Yankee Air Museum's very own Rosie's and learn about how you can help save the historic bomber plant!
7. Incredible World War II Battle
The WWII Battle brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of ground and air warfare. Using realistic historical re-enactors and restored vintage aircraft, tanks, half-tracks and other equipment, this incredible battle brings history to life! Watch in awe as U.S. and German troops square off before your eyes, featuring authentic armor and soldiers in historically accurate dress.
8. Helotown USA
Helotown USA comes to the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show Presented by Wayne County Airport Authority will feature Cold War helicopters, Hollywood battles, the infamous Soviet Mi-24 Hind and many more awe-inspiring choppers of both past and present day!
9. Crazy Fun Activities for Kids
Not only can you see the amazing capabilities of past and present military members and machines, but the kids have a zone just for them! With all of the fun activities we have to offer, the family is bound to have a great time!
10. Supporting the Museum
When you come to Thunder Over Michigan you are supporting the Yankee Air Museum! Each Thunder Over Michigan ticket also gets you free admission to the museum the day your ticket is for. Get to the grounds a little early so you can see what makes the Yankee Air Museum so unique and wonderful.