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The dates and theme info have been posted for the 2017 edition of the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow. It will be held Sept 1-3 2017 at Ypsilanti Airport.


 The Theme is "the wonderful world of flight" and the theme aircraft is the DC-3/C-47


I will update the list as I get info


 red are new additions


Flying aircraft
The worlds largest WWII paratroop drop (including many C-47's and the airborne heritage platoon)
The Airborne Heritage Plactoon  (paratroop drop)
The Round Canopy Parachuting Team (paratroop drop)
WWII  Airborne Demonstration team (Paratroop Drop)
Beech 18: Matt Younkin (Full aerobatic )
Beech AT-11 (beech 18): Darrel Berry
Boeing B-17G Yankee Lady:Yankee Air Museum
Boeing Stearman: Greg Shelton airshows (wing walker)
Curtis C-46 "Tinker Belle": Warriors and Warbirds
Curtis P-40B : Collings Foundation
Douglas A-26: Tim Savage
Douglas AD-1 Skyraider "Bad News": Warbird Heritage Foundation
Douglas C-47A Skytrain "W7" :The National Warplane Museum
Douglas C-47A Skytrain "placid Lassie": The Tunison Foundation
Douglas C-47 "Tico Belle": Valiant Air Command Museum
Douglas C-47B Skytraint "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber": Estrella Warbirds Museum
Douglas C-47A Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy":Yankee Air Museum
Douglas C-49 (DC-3) "Southern Cross": Greatest Generation Aircraft
Douglas Dakota III: Liberty Foudnation

Fairchild A-10C x2: USAF 
Grumman Avenger : Mid Atlantic Air Museum
Grumman Avenger: Tim Savage
Grumman F8F Bearcat: John O'Conner
Lockheed C-130H (Flying Display)
McDonnell-Douglas F-18: Blue Angels (X7)
North American B-25 "Yankee Warrior": Yankee Air Museum
North American B-25 "Georgie's Gal": Liberty Aviation Museum
North American (Canadair) F-86 Sabre: Paul Keppeler
North American P-51C "Red Tail": Commemorative Air Force
North American P-51D "Petie 2nd": Tony Buechler
North American P-51D "Gentleman Jim": Jack Roush
North American SNJ-5: Commemorative Air Force Buffalo Heritage Squadron
North American T-6D Texan  :Lou Feldvary
North American T-6G Texan  :Roger Schlueter
Vultee Valiant: Bruce Koch

Static aircraft
Aero-Vodochody L-39: Robert Lutz
Airbus A-400-:German Air Force
Boeing Stearman: Dave Groh
Boeing Stearman: Chris Dackson
Cessna O-2: Robert Schafer

Cessna O-2: Dave McDonald

Douglas C-53 Skytrooper : The Vintage Wings Inc(aircraft under restoration. Most likely just parts and displays)
Douglas C-53D Skytrooper : Saving Lulu Belle(aircraft under restoration. Most likely just parts and displays)
Grumman E-2C Hawkeye: U.S. Navy
Lockheed C-130J: USAF
Lockheed C-130J: RCAF
Lockheed P-3 Orion: U.S. Navy
McDonnell-Douglas F-18 Super Hornet: US Navy X2
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N: Bill Hirzel
Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon: U.S. Navy
Stinson L-5: Bill Hirzel
WACO YMF-5: Yankee Air Museum




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43 minutes ago, zerosystem said:

Should be interesting being a 3 day show too this year

yeah. I am interested to see what they do on the Mon. I may have to stay longer depending on what the plan is.


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30 minutes ago, fulcrum1 said:

$450 to fly in the B-17....is that the going rate? I'm thinking of doing it.


They usually offer discounts if you order early for flights on the airshow weekend. Check in the new year or give them a call and see what they say.  A few years ago (2011?) when I went up they were asking $425 regular and I got it at the discount of either $350 or $375. Cant remember now.


 But if you have the $$, go for it. It is an experience I will never forget!!!!



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Round Canopy parachuting team, The Tunison Foundation's C-47A Skytrain "Placid Lassie" and The Saving Lulu Belle's C-53D Skytrooper (restpration display with parts only) have all beeen added



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Add WV-2 (EC-121K) static.  It's the one from Chanute.  Plan is for it to be assembled and open in time.  Many components already there and fuselage is on the trailer.  WAR Facebook page shows that they got the B-47 back together in a bit over 2 weeks so there's plenty of time.

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