Thunder Over Michigan 2021

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Post by Airshowlover811 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:41 pm

RyanS wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:33 pm I didn't see this one coming :!:
More Great News for the Thunder Over Michigan show! The German Air Force (Luftwaffe), will flight display their Airbus A-400M Atlas transport aircraft both Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8, 2021 at the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at the Willow Run Airport at Ypsilanti, Michigan. This will be the first aerial display of this aircraft at a North American air show. Another Thunder First!!
Wonder if it will fly the morning or afternoon show or both.
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Post by RyanS » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:50 pm

Airshowlover811 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:41 pm
RyanS wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:33 pm I didn't see this one coming :!:
More Great News for the Thunder Over Michigan show! The German Air Force (Luftwaffe), will flight display their Airbus A-400M Atlas transport aircraft both Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8, 2021 at the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at the Willow Run Airport at Ypsilanti, Michigan. This will be the first aerial display of this aircraft at a North American air show. Another Thunder First!!
Wonder if it will fly the morning or afternoon show or both.
I *believe* the stated intention is to have the same lineup for both, aside from the headliner.
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Post by Airshowlover811 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:58 pm

RyanS wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:50 pm
Airshowlover811 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:41 pm
RyanS wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:33 pm I didn't see this one coming :!:

Wonder if it will fly the morning or afternoon show or both.
I *believe* the stated intention is to have the same lineup for both, aside from the headliner.
Awesome. Can’t wait to see it fly then.
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Post by smalldude333 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:27 pm

Just add the C-17 Demo and we'll be good to go 8-)
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Post by martin_sam_2000 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:13 pm

RyanS wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:50 pm

I *believe* the stated intention is to have the same lineup for both, aside from the headliner.
Hopefully... I would feel bad for someone who has already chosen morning or afternoon to now have acts appear in the other show. With the ramp space they have, I am a little confused as to why they have 2 shows each day. They should be able to pack enough cars into there to make a full day show economically viable.
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Post by smalldude333 » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:56 pm

With my understanding, here is a tentative list of aircraft that I put together:

Performers:
- USAF Thunderbirds
- USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team
- USAF Heritage Flight (F-35A and Warbird TBD)
- USN EA-18 Growler Demo Team
- USN Legacy Flight (EA-18G and F4U-4 Corsair)
- Luftwaffe A400M Atlas
- Scooter Yoak: F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero”
- B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady
- UH-1 Huey “Greyhound”
- C-47D “Hairless Joe”

Theme Aircraft:
- B-25D Mitchell “Rosie’s Reply”
- B-25J Mitchell “Super Rabbit”
- B-25J Mitchell “Georgie's Gal”
- B-25J Mitchell “Wild Cargo”
- PBJ-1 Mitchell “Semper Fi”
- B-25J Mitchell “Miss Mitchell”
- B-25J Mitchell “Show Me”
- B-25J Mitchell “Panchito”
- B-25J Mitchell “Devil Dog”
- B-25J Mitchell “Yellow Rose”
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:20 pm

smalldude333 wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:56 pm With my understanding, here is a tentative list of aircraft that I put together:

Performers:
- USAF Thunderbirds
- USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team
- USAF Heritage Flight (F-35A and Warbird TBD)
- USN EA-18 Growler Demo Team
- USN Legacy Flight (EA-18G and F4U-4 Corsair)
- Luftwaffe A400M Atlas
- Jim Tobul: F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero”
- Scooter Yoak: P-51 Mustang “Quick Silver” *Tentative*
- John Bagley: DHC-4 Caribou *Tentative*
- B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady
- UH-1 Huey “Greyhound”
- C-47D “Hairless Joe”

Theme Aircraft:
- B-25D Mitchell “Rosie’s Reply”
- B-25J Mitchell “Super Rabbit”
- B-25J Mitchell “Georgie's Gal”
- B-25J Mitchell “Wild Cargo”
- PBJ-1 Mitchell “Semper Fi”
- B-25J Mitchell “Miss Mitchell”
- B-25J Mitchell “Show Me”
- B-25J Mitchell “Panchito”
- B-25J Mitchell “Devil Dog”
- B-25J “Yellow Rose”
Korean War Hero will be flown by Scooter for the Legacy Flight. Quicksilver will not be present otherwise (unless a decision is made to go with the Class of ‘45. Never say never. Still plenty of time until the show, but that’s where it stands now).

As for the museum’s former Caribou that is now owned by John Bagely, it still has a lot of work to be done. It had the work done to get it to ferrying status but a lot has to be done to it before it can start being flown regularly again. Makes it an unlikely candidate for this year but it will be around in future years for sure (and it’s history at the airport will make its return trips special)
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Post by Nick » Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:13 pm

smalldude333 wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:56 pm With my understanding, here is a tentative list of aircraft that I put together:

Performers:
- USAF Thunderbirds
- USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team
- USAF Heritage Flight (F-35A and Warbird TBD)
- USN EA-18 Growler Demo Team
- USN Legacy Flight (EA-18G and F4U-4 Corsair)
- Luftwaffe A400M Atlas
- Scooter Yoak: F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero”
- B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady
- UH-1 Huey “Greyhound”
- C-47D “Hairless Joe”

Theme Aircraft:
- B-25D Mitchell “Rosie’s Reply”
- B-25J Mitchell “Super Rabbit”
- B-25J Mitchell “Georgie's Gal”
- B-25J Mitchell “Wild Cargo”
- PBJ-1 Mitchell “Semper Fi”
- B-25J Mitchell “Miss Mitchell”
- B-25J Mitchell “Show Me”
- B-25J Mitchell “Panchito”
- B-25J Mitchell “Devil Dog”
- B-25J Mitchell “Yellow Rose”
I've been idle for quite some time, but now I'm actively back, and this is... somewhat of an intense line-up, and I caught wind of how YAM handpicked out a Luftwaffe A400M Atlas, but as not just a static display but as a flight display, the definition of that headline, must have everyone in the area running (fugitively) to Ysplaniti that weekend, let alone the Thunderbirds, F-35A Demo Team, and the Growler, in which case from what I'm overhearing is the Growler will be doing a Mini Demonstration Flight alongside a F4U Corsair for the legacy flight. Oh, I wouldn't forget to mention about a dozen Mitchells buzzing the airspace as well.
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Post by smalldude333 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:12 am

Nick wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:13 pm
smalldude333 wrote: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:56 pm With my understanding, here is a tentative list of aircraft that I put together:

Performers:
- USAF Thunderbirds
- USAF F-35 Lightning II Demo Team
- USAF Heritage Flight (F-35A and Warbird TBD)
- USN EA-18 Growler Demo Team
- USN Legacy Flight (EA-18G and F4U-4 Corsair)
- Luftwaffe A400M Atlas
- Scooter Yoak: F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero”
- B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady
- UH-1 Huey “Greyhound”
- C-47D “Hairless Joe”

Theme Aircraft:
- B-25D Mitchell “Rosie’s Reply”
- B-25J Mitchell “Super Rabbit”
- B-25J Mitchell “Georgie's Gal”
- B-25J Mitchell “Wild Cargo”
- PBJ-1 Mitchell “Semper Fi”
- B-25J Mitchell “Miss Mitchell”
- B-25J Mitchell “Show Me”
- B-25J Mitchell “Panchito”
- B-25J Mitchell “Devil Dog”
- B-25J Mitchell “Yellow Rose”
I've been idle for quite some time, but now I'm actively back, and this is... somewhat of an intense line-up, and I caught wind of how YAM handpicked out a Luftwaffe A400M Atlas, but as not just a static display but as a flight display, the definition of that headline, must have everyone in the area running (fugitively) to Ysplaniti that weekend, let alone the Thunderbirds, F-35A Demo Team, and the Growler, in which case from what I'm overhearing is the Growler will be doing a Mini Demonstration Flight alongside a F4U Corsair for the legacy flight. Oh, I wouldn't forget to mention about a dozen Mitchells buzzing the airspace as well.
Indeed it is :D

Along side the A400 flying display, Tom Walsh mentioned on his Facebook page that there some other goodies that will be present but he is "not at at liberty" to announce them just quite yet.
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Post by Ack » Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:15 am

TOM has had the A400 as a static for a few years now, and finally seeing it off the ground should be pretty special. Have to imagine it’s the same plane we see on the flight tracker flying between Maine and Nellis every so often. Haven’t personally seen it because it’s always cloudy around here, but have heard it go over a few times. Can’t wait to finally see it fly.
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