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 skyhawk524 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:39 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
Regarding the F-4, the airplane was ready to go to Selfridge. She flew 5 flights in a week and a half before the show, including 2 on the day before departure to Michigan. It wasn't until she was in the chocks after the second flight that we discovered a problem, and this particular issue gave us no safe amount of time to troubleshoot before sending it 1200 miles from home. We had every intention of making the Selfridge show and we were extremely disappointed to cancel, but any airplane can break at any time. The F-4 isn't the first airplane to have to cancel an airshow appearance, and won't be the last. She will be ready for Wings Over Houston in October.
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Post by kalamazookid » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:15 pm

I was on the fence about this one but the last aircraft update, along with the addition of the P-40B have tipped me into going. The chance of seeing an early-model P-40 is worth it. More P-51s, the A-26 and the return of the Skyraider to the lineup helps fill out the lineup a little better too. The paratroop drops don't do much for me, but it will be cool to see the C-46 and C-47s flying around.
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Post by alexp2805+ » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:04 am

Could somebody please update the performers/static list?

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Post by kalamazookid » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:06 pm

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Post by alexp2805+ » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:11 pm

kalamazookid wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:06 pm
This, with a P-40B added.

http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/ ... t-list.php
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Post by alexp2805+ » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:59 pm

Thunder just announced a Heritage Flight featuring a F-86 Sabre, AD-1Skyraider, and a P-51C Mustang!
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Post by yyz64 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:33 pm

Those look like existing aircraft that were going to be there anyway but I do see that they have added 2 X A-10 's from Selfridge for flying display
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Post by alexp2805+ » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:17 pm

Schedule as of 8/30/17

9:00AM: Air Show Grounds Open
9:00AM: Cadet, Bomber, Fighter, and Officers Clubs Open
10:00AM: Beer Gardens Open
10:30AM-11:00AM: WWII Air & Ground Battle Reenactment
12:00PM-4:00PM: AIR SHOW
Featuring
U.S. Navy 'Blue Angels'
Wingwalking Aerobatics - The Shelton's
Beech 18 Aerobatics - Matt Younkin
Heritage Flight featuring F-86 Sabre/AD-1Skyraider/P-51C Mustang
P-40B Tomahawk
World’s Largest WWII Paratroop Drop
F8F Bearcat ‘Blue Angels’
CC-130J Hercules Demonstration (Sunday & Monday only)
Modern Military Aircraft Flybys
Modern Military Static Displays
Vintage Military Flybys
Vintage Military Statics
WWII Air & Ground Battles
Monster Truck Rides
The Paintball Experience
Kids Play Zone Area
...and much, much, more!
5:00PM: Air Show Grounds Close
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Post by captmjk16 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:47 am

I was out at Willow Run for the Blue's afternoon practice on Thursday. I won't be making it to the show tomorrow, but later in the weekend it's on the schedule!

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Post by alexp2805+ » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:59 am

captmjk16 wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:47 am
I was out at Willow Run for the Blue's afternoon practice on Thursday. I won't be making it to the show tomorrow, but later in the weekend it's on the schedule!

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I was there for the Taxiway Photography and the Blues put on a great demo! Can't wait for the show on Sunday and Monday!
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