The 2009 Selfridge Air Show & Open House will take place on August 22nd and 23rd. Gates will be open to the public at 8 a.m. daily. Static display aircraft and countless military, aviation, and technology displays will be available to all guests daily after 8:00 a.m. A radio-controlled aircraft demonstration will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00. Flying performances will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until the Thunderbird performance is over, about 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Parking and admission are FREE!
A list of performers is listed on the Show Attractions page. Unfortunately, the schedule is not solidified until the morning of the air show to allow for security, safety, weather or operational concerns.
For a historical perspective and Michigan’s role in it check out A Story of Airpower from World War I to the 21st Century by By Philip Handleman Historian, Selfridge Base Community Council.
Wikipedia has a slew of great info on the Selfridge Air National Guard Base
The Detroit News has a preview piece about the air show titled Tech will be really high at Selfridge air show (click to read the entire piece)
A jet just like the one Karns used Wednesday and more than 100 other types of aircraft, including the KC-135 refueling jet, the A-10 Warthog attack jet and F-16 fighter jet, will either fly over Selfridge or be on display during the air show.
In addition, the U.S. Air Force precision flight team, the Thunderbirds, will demonstrate more than 40 aerial maneuvers.
A major theme for the 2009 show is technology, said Lt. Anthony Lesterson, a spokesman for the 127th Wing.
To that end, the latest in military equipment will be on display along with an exhibit from NASA, he said.
The 127th Wing and the show’s organizers are expecting as many as 200,000 spectators.