Thunder over Michigan http://wemu.org en Thunderbirds to Headline 2014 Thunder over Michigan Air Show http://wemu.org/post/thunderbirds-headline-2014-thunder-over-michigan-air-show <p>The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline next year's Thunder over Michigan air show at Willow Run Airport.&nbsp;</p><p>Yankee Air Museum Public Relations Director Bob Hynes says the show is scheduled for August 9th and 10th.</p><p>Hynes says if you have an aviation buff on your holiday gift list, there's a special code you can enter to save big on tickets to next year's Thunder over Michigan show.&nbsp;</p><p>Go to YankeeAirMuseum.org, click on Thunder over Michigan Air Show and enter the code TOMINSIDER to get a discount on tickets. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:38:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 38925 at http://wemu.org Thunder Over Michigan Returns This Weekend http://wemu.org/post/thunder-over-michigan-returns-weekend <p>The Thunder Over Michigan air show returns to Willow Run Airport this weekend.</p><p><strong>WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details in this report:</strong></p><p></p><p>Vintage war-birds take to the skies above Willow Run Airport this weekend at the 15th annual Thunder Over Michigan air show.&nbsp; Show organizers had to do some quick re-scheduling after the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet team was grounded due to sequestration-related budget cuts.&nbsp;</p><p>Show Director Kevin Walsh says it wasn't as big a problem for Thunder Over Michigan as it was for some other air shows.</p><p>Among the performers scheduled to participate in Thunder Over Michigan this weekend:</p><ul><li>A rare gathering of six Vietnam-era Skyraider aircract</li><li>a North American F-100F Super Sabre jet</li><li>British de Havilland Vampire T-55.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/">Thunder Over Michigan</a> takes place Saturday and Sunday at Willow Run Airport.&nbsp; Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.&nbsp; Kids 15 and under are admitted free</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:13:38 +0000 Bob Eccles 33384 at http://wemu.org Dates Changed For Thunder Over Michigan http://wemu.org/post/dates-changed-thunder-over-michigan <p>With sequestration grounding the U-S Air Force Thunderbirds, the Yankee Air Museum has had to change the dates for its "Thunder over Michigan" air show from Fathers Day weekend to August 10th and 11th.&nbsp;</p><p>Show Director Kevin Walsh says it would have been tough to compete with other events happening that weekend - including a race at Michigan International Speedway without the Thunderbirds.&nbsp;</p><p>He says most of the performers were able to accommodate the date change.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:59:39 +0000 Bob Eccles 28187 at http://wemu.org Dates Changed For Thunder Over Michigan A Conversation with Yankee Air Museum Executive Director Kevin Walsh http://wemu.org/post/conversation-yankee-air-museum-executive-director-kevin-walsh <p>WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Yankee Air Museum Executive Director Kevin Walsh about the museum's "Fly Me To The Moon" exhibit and other museum happenings.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:17:51 +0000 Bob Eccles 26168 at http://wemu.org A Conversation with Yankee Air Museum Executive Director Kevin Walsh Tuskegee Airman visits Willow Run airport http://wemu.org/post/tuskegee-airman-visits-willow-run-airport <p>One of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen visited Willow Run airport this afternoon in advance of this weekend&#39;s Thunder over Michigan air show.&nbsp; WEMU&#39;s Bob Eccles has the story.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:20:37 +0000 Bob Eccles 17442 at http://wemu.org Tuskegee Airman visits Willow Run airport