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Fri August 9, 2013
Thunder Over Michigan Returns This Weekend
The Thunder Over Michigan air show returns to Willow Run Airport this weekend.
WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details in this report:
Vintage war-birds take to the skies above Willow Run Airport this weekend at the 15th annual Thunder Over Michigan air show. 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.
Show Director Kevin Walsh says it wasn't as big a problem for Thunder Over Michigan as it was for some other air shows.
Among the performers scheduled to participate in Thunder Over Michigan this weekend:
- A rare gathering of six Vietnam-era Skyraider aircract
- a North American F-100F Super Sabre jet
- British de Havilland Vampire T-55.
Thunder Over Michigan takes place Saturday and Sunday at Willow Run Airport. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Kids 15 and under are admitted free