Thunder Over Michigan Air Show, Willow Run Airport Ypsilanti

Keep your eyes to the sky for a view of historic planes and helicopter shows during this family fun event, Aug. 9-10, 2014.


These aren’t model aircrafts – they’re the real thing and they’ll be flying over your head during the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show in Ypsilanti. Catch the action with your kids on Aug. 9-10, 2014 at the Willow Run Airport.

You don’t have to be a plane lover to have fun at this event. There is so much to see that it’s guaranteed you will have tons of fun. Everything from U.S. Army Golden Knights skydivers to a jet-powered aerobatic biplane flying at a top speed called “Screamin’ Sasquatch” and more.

Even better, you can take a ride in select models to see their precision and speed for yourself! Hop on flights like the Yankee Warrior, Yankee Lady and Diamond Lil, and catch aircraft demos and air shows all weekend long.

There will also be World War II battle reenactments to provide a realistic experience of what the sights, sounds and smells of air warfare was like during the time many of these planes took aviation. This reenactment uses real historical re-enactors and restored aircrafts, tanks, half-tracks and other equipment to give life to what a real war battleground looked like.

This event is not just all about the history of planes and war, it also has cars, too. The car show features a variety of classic Ford Thunderbirds for the public to see and learn about. In addition, a Kids Fun Zone play area will be has huge plane-themed inflatables and other activities to keep your young ones entertained all day.

The fun takes place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $30 if tickets are purchased before Aug. 5, and $35 if purchased at the gate. All kids age 15 and under are free. On-site parking costs $15 per vehicle, or $10 if purchased online in advance.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti.


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