Our latest Festival Summer Giveaway is a pair of passes to the Yankee Air Museum’s annual “Thunder Over Michigan” Air Show at Willow Run Airport, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, 2011.
Once again the U.S. Navy Blue Angels – the world’s most famous military demonstration team – will be pushing their skills and their F/A-18 Hornets to the limit. The Blue Angels’ support aircraft “Fat Albert” will also be part of the show, as will the United States Air Force F-16 Viper East Demo Team who can fly in excess of Mach 2. In celebration of the Navy’s Centennial of Aviation, the event will showcase more than two dozen F/A-18 Hornets from across the country.
Also featured in 2011 will be a realistic air and ground reenactment of a WWII Pacific theatre battle featuring a live flamethrower, three LVTs transporting U.S. Marines to the front lines of battle as two Japanese Zeros fly cover for the Japanese troops and battle six U.S Navy Corsairs in multiple aerial dogfights. Other show highlights include a thrilling aerial dog fight between two legendary Vietnam War military aircrafts (the A-4 Skyhawk and a MIG-17), an opportunity to tour the revolutionary MV-22 Osprey (part airplane and part helicopter), a huge number of aircraft and many more opportunities to explore and learn about the past, present and future of aviation.
Tickets are $25 per adult for purchases made June 1, 2011 until 12 p.m. Noon on July 24, 2011. Children 15 years and younger ARE FREE. Parking is $5 per vehicle. (Tickets at the gate are $30/adult, parking $10.) Gates open daily at 9:00 a.m. and tickets are available at www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow or charge by phone at 888-695-0888. Show proceeds benefit the Yankee Air Museum and its mission of Honoring aviation history and its participants through a living, flying museum.
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There are tons of great Thunder Over Michigan videos on YouTube – here’s one of them!