Could somebody please let me know if this is the final performer/static list.Bretten Bailey wrote: ↑Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:57 pmThunder Over Michigan 2017: "The Wonderful World of Flight"
September 2nd-4th, 2017
Willow Run Airport
Belleville, Michigan USA
-US Navy Blue Angels
-C-130H Hercules from Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base
Theme Aircraft: C-47 Skytrain
Participating C-47s (7 Skytrains) to date:
-Yankee Air Museum's C-47 "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
-Cavanaugh Flight Museum's C-47A Skytrain "MR. "C" IT'S TUESDAY"
-National Warplane Museum's C-47A Skytrain
-The Greatest Generation Aircraft's C-49J "Southern Cross"
-Liberty Foundation's Dakota III
-Valiant Air Command's C-47A Skytrain "Tico Belle"
-Estrella Warbird Museum's C-47B Skytrain "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber"
-Tunison Foundation's Douglas C-47A Skytrain "Placid Lassie"
-Warriors & Warbirds C-46F Commando "The Tinker Belle"
-Paul Keppeler's CL-13B Sabre Mk 6
-John O'Connor's F8F Bearcat "Blue Angels"
-Airborne Heritage Platoon (participating in the World's LARGEST WWII Paratrooper Drop)
-Round Canopy Parachuting Team (Participating in the World's Largest WWII Paratrooper Drop)
-World War II Battle Re-Enactments
-Greg Shelton Airshows in the Stearman with Wingwalker Ashley Shelton
-Matt Younkin in the Twin Beech 18
-Commemorative Air Force's Red Tail Squadron P-51C Mustang Red Tail "Tuskegee Airmen"
-Liberty Aviation Museum's B-25J "Georgie's Gal"
-Mid Atlantic Air Museum's TBM-3E Avenger
-Tim Savage's TBM Avenger
Military Static Displays:
-German Air Force Airbus A400M Atlas (GAF ATW 62 Wunstorf, Germany) (first appearance at a North American airshow)
-Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules (314th Airlift Wing - Little Rock AFB)
-Lockheed Martin CC-130H(T) Hercules (17 Wing- CFB Winnipeg)
-Lockheed P-3C Orion (VP-62 Broadarrows - NAS Jacksonville)
-Bombardier CT-142 Dash-8 (17 Wing - CFB Winnipeg)
-Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye (VAW-115 Liberty Bells - NAS Point Mugu)
-2x Lockheed F-5N Tiger II (VFC-13 Fighting Saints - NAS Fallon)
-2x Lockheed F-5F/N Tiger II (VFC-111 Sundowners - NAS Key West)
-Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon (HM-12 - NAS Norfolk)
-2x Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-32 Fighting Swordsmen - NAS Oceana)
Civilian Static Displays
-Commemorative Air Force's Red Tail Squadron "Rise Above" Exhibit with the P-51C
-Vintage Wings C-53D Skytrooper (display with parts)
-C-53D Skytrooper "Saving Lulu Belle" (display with parts)
-Darrel Berry's Beech AT-11 Kansan
-Bruce Koch's Vultee SNV-1 Valiant
-Comemmorative Air Force's SNJ-4 (Buffalo Heritage Squadron)
-Nostalgic Flights LLC T-6G Texan "Miss Jo"
-Dave & Deb Groh's PT-17 Stearman
-Christophr Dackson's PT-17 Stearman
-Bill Hirzel's N3N Yellow Peril
-Bill Hirzel's L-5 Sentinel
-Yankee Air Museum B-17G "Yankee Lady"
-Yankee Air Museum B-25D Mitchell "Yankee Warrior"
-Yankee Air Museum WACO YMF-5C
-World War II Battles featuring a Rare Gathering of M4 Sherman Tanks
-Band of Brothers Paintball
-Monster Truck Rides
-Battle for Belleville (Downtown Belleville on September 1st)
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I'll believe it when I see it.
It was posted on Thunder Over Michigan's Facebook page saying it's from the Collings Foundation.
So was the 262 a few years back.
Collings cancels A LOT
Yeah but you can always hope
The Me 262 that cancelled back in 2015 was NOT from the Collings Foundation but from the Military Aviation Museum. In addition, the cancellation was due to issues with the FAA and not maintenance.
The 262 did cancel (and months in advance) back in 2010 and that was because she wasn't quite ready for flight yet. TOM was to be one of her first shows. The F-4's issue came from avionics, but she was ready for Selfridge. She just took flight again last month and is just working through some issues still (which were only discovered after flights). When you have the only one and it costs a lot to maintain, it's just the nature of the beast.
The P-40B was announced late for that reason. It's flying again and the announcement was to be made when it was known that the bird was in the air again and ready for appearances. Of course, there are things that can keep these old birds grounded from maintenance to personnel issues. When you are dealing with warbirds, it's just what you face.
Counting down the days. A good weekend is ahead!
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