Celebrate The 4th Of July With These Photos Of Fireworks And Airplanes!

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B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" Fireworks

Happy 4th of July! Over the years, AirshowStuff’s photographers have had the opportunity to capture many fantastic fireworks displays at airshows and special events around the country.

Here are just a few of our favorite photos!

B-24 Liberator FireworksC-17 Globemaster III Fireworks

Canadian Snowbirds Fireworks

F-4 Phantom FireworksB-29 Superfortress "Fifi" Fireworks

F-22, F-35, and P-38 Fireworks

If you’re interested in a behind the scenes look at how the crew at DTG Pyrotechnics sets up their EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fireworks display, check out our blog post from 2015.

F-22 Raptor Fireworks

P-51 Mustang FireworksF-22 Raptor Fireworks

Of course, at airshows, fireworks aren’t just shot from the ground! They’re shot off of airplanes too!


Gene Soucy FireworksGene Soucy Fireworks

P-51 Mustang Fireworks

Otto the Helicopter Fireworks

V-22 Osprey and B-17 Flying Fortress Fireworks

Haven’t had enough fireworks? Search for fireworks on our photo gallery! There’s plenty more pictures over there!

Battle Creek Field Of Flight Airshow Shines Again In 2016

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USAF Thunderbirds - Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2016

The Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival proved yet again to be an amazing Fourth of July party this year. The show is a staple for many West Michigan families and it is easy to see why. It offers a variety of entertainment, such as carnival rides and games, an art fair, concerts, and of course the airshow, hot air balloons, and fireworks. This year also featured the Great Lakes Timber Show and motorcycle stunt shows.

Rob Holland and Jack Knutson - Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2016Hot Air Balloons - Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2016

The 2016 edition of the airshow was headlined by the return of the US Air Force Thunderbirds jet team. The Thunderbirds used to be an annual lock at the show, but recent years have seem some variation with appearances by the US Navy Blue Angels and USAF F-22 Raptor. Spectators were amazed by the six red, white, and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons of the team on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The rest of the lineup featured well known civilian performers like Rob Holland, Matt Younkin, and Kyle Franklin. Fortunately, the weather allowed the hot air balloons to fly several times during the week. Saturday and Monday each concluded with an excellent fireworks show.

The greatest strength of the show continues to be the inexpensive, family-friendly atmosphere. While so many shows virtually strip search guests and confiscate water bottles or any hint of food, Battle Creek openly welcomes coolers full of food and drink. This makes for an extremely more comfortable experience right from the get go and can make attending a viable option for those who may not have a ton of money to spend. Of course, the show does offer some of the best airshow food around for those who want it!

Matt Younkin - Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2016USAF Thunderbirds Opposing Pass - Battle Creek Field of Flight Airshow and Balloon Festival 2016

Although details have not yet been announced, the festival will return in 2017. Set yourself up for family fun and entertainment by ensuring it is in your plans!