Thunder Over Michigan at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti

Quench your family's thirst for death-defying, jaw-dropping fun at the annual Thunder Over Michigan Airshow, featuring the Blue Angels, Sept. 2-4, 2017.

Do you have the need for speed? Head to the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti and look up to be amazed at the mind-blowing event Thunder Over Michigan, happening Sept. 2-4, 2017.

Keep your eyes wide and toward the sky – or you just might miss the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and U.S. Marine Corps C-130 (Fat Albert); plus stunt performances by Younkin in the Twin Beech and  the Sheltons in the 450 HP Super Stearman.

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You don’t even have to be a die-hard aviation fan to enjoy this airshow. The flying formation of the planes itself will leave you in fascination. From the speed to the precision of the jet team, prepare to be left in awe.

For a donation, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady” will also be offering rides for people interested in flying in one of the aircrafts. All of the proceeds from the show will support the Yankee Air Museum, which is also the organization hosting the event.

Give your neck a break and go back in time with a World War II battle reenactment and the world’s largest paratroop drop. With vintage aircraft and talented re-enactors, this part of the event will not only be entertaining but educational

And don’t forget to check out the aircraft and war machines up close at the military statics and M4 Sherman displays.

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday-Sunday and runs until 5 p.m. both days. You can visit the website for a complete schedule of lineups.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Parking is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Kids under the age of 15 are free.

Get the scoop on Thunder Over Michigan Air Show – and more Ypsilanti events and southeast Michigan events – in the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly. 

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