The Thunder over Michigan Air Show – presented by Wayne County Airport Authority – will feature the United States Navy Blue Angels and much more on August 25-26, 2018. Thunder over Michigan is one of America’s leading air shows and is considered the best “warbird” show in America. Held every summer at Willow Run Airport near Detroit, the show features world-class entertainment, unique static displays, and fun for the whole family.
- US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon Demo
- US Air Force Heritage Flight
- Bomber Town USA: A once in a lifetime gathering of WWII Bombers
- Michael Goulian Aerobatics
Whether it’s in our B-17 “Yankee Lady”, B-25 “Yankee Warrior”, C-47 or WACO Biplane; you can book a ride in any of the Yankee Air Museum’s historic flyable aircraft and experience what it was like to be a military pilot!
Thunder Over Michigan is home to the world’s largest air and ground battle re-enactment. More than 250 re-enactors in authentic military uniforms bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of warfare. With restored vintage aircraft, tanks, half-tracks and other equipment, the performance truly makes history come to life.
UNITED STATES NAVY BLUE ANGELS & FAT ALBERT
The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight demonstration team, began in 1946 near the end of World War II because of a desire to keep the public interested in Naval Aviation.
The Blue Angels performed for the first time in June 1946, at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.