Thunder Over Michigan at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti

Looking for something that will leave you and the whole family captivated? Look no further than this southeast Michigan event in Washtenaw County Aug. 29-30, 2015.

Are you in the mood for a bit of quality entertainment? Head to the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti and look up to be amazed at the mind-blowing event Thunder Over Michigan, happening Aug. 29-30, 2015.

Keep your eyes wide open and don’t blink – or you just might miss the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Marine Corps C-130 and U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircrafts. The event will allow guests to see some of the most advanced aircraft of our time.

You don’t 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.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the United States Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon. The aircraft is capable of thriving in air-to-air combat as well as air-to-surface attacks. It also has the capacity to withstand nine times the force of gravity.

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 the World War II battle reenactment. With vintage aircraft and talented re-enactors, this part of the event will not only be entertaining but educational.

The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito, which was used during WWII, will also be vrooming away in the air along with more than 20 other aircrafts.

The event kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. Visit the website for a full schedule of lineups for each day.

Tickets are $35 up to Aug. 30 and $40 during the day of the event. Kids under the age of 16 are free.

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


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