Thunder Over Michigan 2017: The Wonderful World of Flight

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Re: Thunder Over Michigan 2017: The Wonderful World of Flight

Post by alexp2805+ » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:50 pm

OK thanks!
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Post by alexp2805+ » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:35 pm

Bretten Bailey wrote:
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:57 pm
Thunder Over Michigan 2017: "The Wonderful World of Flight"
September 2nd-4th, 2017
Willow Run Airport
Belleville, Michigan USA
www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow

Military Acts:
-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"

Other Performers/Aircraft:
-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
-Trainer Flights

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


Aircraft Rides:
-Yankee Air Museum B-17G "Yankee Lady"
-Yankee Air Museum B-25D Mitchell "Yankee Warrior"
-Yankee Air Museum WACO YMF-5C

Other Attractions
-World War II Battles featuring a Rare Gathering of M4 Sherman Tanks
-Re-Enactment Camp
-Band of Brothers Paintball
-Monster Truck Rides
-Battle for Belleville (Downtown Belleville on September 1st)


Share your photos and discussion below
Could somebody please let me know if this is the final performer/static list.
Thanks
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Post by RFDGuy » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:17 pm

As with any and all shows, I'm sure it all depends on many factors. They can plan on being there, but cancel last second for many reasons. Kinda like the F-4 for Selfie.
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Post by alexp2805+ » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:49 pm

Anybody know if Fat Albert is going to be there? Fat Albert was seen flying home to Pensacola Thursday night.
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Post by alexp2805+ » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:37 pm

"The very rare Collings Foundation Curtiss-Wright P-40B Tomahawk will attend the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show September 2, 3 & 4, 2017. This will be the North American air show debut of this ultra rare historic warbird." This was confirmed by the Collings Foundation!!!
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Post by FlyRed » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:54 pm

Collings...?

I'll believe it when I see it.
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Post by alexp2805+ » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:37 pm

FlyRed wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:54 pm
Collings...?

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.
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Post by FlyRed » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:48 am

So was the F-4 two weeks ago.
So was the 262 a few years back.
Collings cancels A LOT
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Post by alexp2805+ » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:19 am

FlyRed wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:48 am
So was the F-4 two weeks ago.
So was the 262 a few years back.
Collings cancels A LOT
Yeah but you can always hope
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Post by Bretten Bailey » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:24 pm

FlyRed wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:48 am
So was the F-4 two weeks ago.
So was the 262 a few years back.
Collings cancels A LOT
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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