Thunder Over Michigan 2017 To Host North American Airshow Debut Of German A400M Atlas

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Airbus A400M Atlas
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Fans at Thunder Over Michigan will have a special opportunity to see Europe’s newest cargo aircraft this summer. The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) will be bringing an Airbus A400M Atlas in for static display at the show. It will be the first North American airshow appearance for the aircraft, which has been in service since only 2014. The show has hosted a German C-160 Transall, which is being replaced by the A400M, in the past.

Thunder Over Michigan is an annual airshow organized to support the Yankee Air Museum. It is held at Willow Run airport near Detroit, MI, and typically boasts one of the strongest warbird lineups in the country. This year’s show will be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, and will feature the US Navy Blue Angels as the headline act. Warbirds and other performers are still in the works.

New Photo Album – Thunder Over Michigan 2016

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AH-1 Cobras - Thunder Over Michigan 2016

A new album is now available in our photo gallery! Check it out here: Thunder Over Michigan 2016 – Ryan Sundheimer

The 2016 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow, organized to support the Yankee Air Museum, featured the USAF F-22 Raptor, Breitling Jet Team, US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, helicopters, vintage warbirds, and more.

F-100 Super Sabre Added To 2016 Thunder Over Michigan Lineup

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F-100 Super Sabre

The Thunder Over Michigan airshow, which will take place next weekend, has added the rare F-100 Super Sabre to the flying lineup. The jet, owned and flown by Dean “Cutter” Cutshall, is based out of Fort Wayne, IN and has been seen at several Midwest airshows in the last year, including Thunder Over Michigan and EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. It joins a lineup featuring far more jets than usual for TOM, including the USAF F-22 Raptor and US Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstration teams. The Breitling Jet Team will also perform. Aside from the jets, the theme of the show is “Helotown USA”, a celebration of various helicopters including a Russian Mi-24 “Hind” gunship.

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MiG-23 To Fly At Thunder Over Michigan

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Mig-23 - Thunder Over Michigan

Spectators attending the annual Thunder Over Michigan airshow in 2016 will get quite the treat as a Soviet era jet fighter has been added to the lineup. Warbirds of Delaware will bring their MiG-23 Flogger to the show, an aircraft rarely seen at US airshows.

Warbirds of Delaware’s site lists two MiG-23s in their collection. The aircraft is capable of a max speed of Mach 2.35!

A third-generation Soviet fighter, the MiG-23 first took flight in 1970 during the Cold War era.

Also performing at this year’s Thunder Over Michigan airshow is the Mi-24 Hind Helicopter, the Breitling Jet Team, and the always exciting WWII re-enactment. Other performers will likely be announced soon.

Photo from Thunder Over Michigan

Thunder Over Michigan 2015- “Bombertown USA”

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CLEASMWM_B17_1The theme “Bombertown USA” for the 2015 Thunder Over Michigan airshow has been announced. Scheduled to be held August 29th-30th, 2015, Thunder over Michigan each year puts on a great display of warbirds, military jets and civilian performers. It seems likely with today’s announcement that warbird fans will be delighted with the lineup! The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will also be performing for the third time, their first appearance at the show since 2011 when they celebrated the Centennial of Naval Aviation. The Blue Angels were unable to perform in 2013 due to sequestration.

Thunder Over Michigan has a reputation among fans for being one of the top warbird airshows in the US each year. Check out our “5 Things About” recap of the 2014 airshow here.

For more information on the event or to purchase advanced tickets in November, check out their website at YankeeAirMuseum.org/airshow