Sunday, August 02, 2015

Thunder Over Michigan August 29-30 2015

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerobatic team flies their famous blue F/A-18 Hornet jets to the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti for the upcoming edition of the airshow and ground battle re-enactments. With one of the best airshow names in the business, the Thunder Over Michigan show brings back the Angels for the first time since 2011.
"The Blue Angels have flown over 10 different aircraft in the team’s 65 year history. Originally, the team flew four aircraft in the signature “Diamond” formation and expanded to six aircraft to showcase both the diamond and solos high performance capability as well as the precision formation flying taught to all Naval Aviators. Today, the squadron flies the Boeing F/A-18 Hornet and the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules known as Fat Albert. When the squadron receives a F/A-18 Hornet from the fleet, which are at the end of their carrier arrestment functionality, we make a variety of modifications, including removing the nose cannon to install a smoke-fluid system, inverting a fuel pump, installing a stop watch and adjustable constant-tension stick spring, as well as the world-wide recognizable paint scheme."

Another headliner will be the United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon demonstration Team. The multi-role fighter has both an air-to-air and air-to-surface attack proficiency that has been extensively utilized in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The event is a great place to see aviation and military history in one place

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