Thunder Over Michigan 2021

Discussion relating to 2021 airshows/fly-ins/exercises/other events. Post news before the event and post your photos afterwards! Please create only one thread per event.
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Post by GRNDP51 » Thu May 13, 2021 9:18 pm

robert16627 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 1:27 pm Just a heads up, the main runway at YIP is under construction until September 15th 2021. Airshow arrivals will either land 27 or 23R, but 23R is much narrower than Runway 27, so many may land on 27.
I'm curious how arrivals will be this year. Last year's 5R (main runway) was fantastic. 23R is that main Ecorse runway I've seen plenty of footage from, I'm not sure how/if the Thunderbirds being there will shut that off or not. No idea if 27 has anywhere to hang out for approaches.
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Post by GRNDP51 » Thu May 13, 2021 9:24 pm

Thought for fun I would add in here some recent Mitchell gathering goal numbers as Michael keeps adding to the list...

14- OSH's recent amount
15- TOM 2007's amount
16- 16 will break the recent "airshow" record which was TOM's
17- Doolittle gathering 2010's amount
19- Doolittle gathering 2012's amount
20- Break ALL gathering records for good!

No matter what, 16+ will break the recent record for Mitchell's in the air together for an airshow specifically, so it'll be a must see for sure! Not to mention the variety that Michael has pulled together so far is pretty different than any of the other recent gatherings. Time to set another record!
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Post by robert16627 » Fri May 14, 2021 12:24 am

GRNDP51 wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 9:18 pm
robert16627 wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 1:27 pm Just a heads up, the main runway at YIP is under construction until September 15th 2021. Airshow arrivals will either land 27 or 23R, but 23R is much narrower than Runway 27, so many may land on 27.
I'm curious how arrivals will be this year. Last year's 5R (main runway) was fantastic. 23R is that main Ecorse runway I've seen plenty of footage from, I'm not sure how/if the Thunderbirds being there will shut that off or not. No idea if 27 has anywhere to hang out for approaches.
My buddy and I were just out there a couple of days ago and there is a lot(3) of places to shoot Runway 27 arrivals, you can be right on Beck Rd to get belly shots, you can go on the Ecorse service drive and shoot arrivals after 6pm, unless you don't care about backlit shots but the main spot where a lot of people may hangout is A st, right off of Beck Rd. The lighting will be perfect from 9am to 6pm. Now, regarding the teams practice, I think that'll stay the same and either that Runway 5R spot, near the ILS Structures that you were talking about would be good or the Ecorse Service Drive will be decent. My only issue is that, I hope this show isn't like the 2014 or 2016, where they had a concrete post right at Txwy Golf and it interfered with a lot of shots, including the sneak passes.
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Post by smalldude333 » Mon May 17, 2021 10:49 am

Another Mitchell announced, The Cavanaugh Flight Museum's B-25H Mitchell "Barbie III"
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Post by smalldude333 » Sat May 22, 2021 10:47 am

Jack Roush's P-51D "Gentleman Jim" was announced last night!
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Post by smalldude333 » Tue May 25, 2021 10:21 am

Jack Roush's P-51B "Old Crow" has been added.
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Post by robert16627 » Sun May 30, 2021 2:56 am

From Michael Luther, Commemorative Air Force B-25J "MAID in the SHADE" was annouced
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Post by GRNDP51 » Sun May 30, 2021 9:11 pm

All 6 CAF B-25's together, a first I believe!
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Post by IDF783 » Sun May 30, 2021 11:08 pm

The price is outrageous! $165 per show! Fork up $330 for a day (morning and afternoon shows). And then it will go up after June 21st.
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Post by robert16627 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:33 pm

This email was just sent out to people who are subscribed to the Thunder Over Michigan email. They are gonna allow the public to walk around the static displays only and I assume not the birds that are gonna fly, but I could be wrong.
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