Thunder Over Michigan 2020

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Re: Thunder Over Michigan 2020

Post by kalamazookid » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm

I'm expecting a small, but strong turnout for the theme. Even when announced it was never likely to be more than half a dozen Luftwaffe aircraft – which isn't likely to be equaled elsewhere in the US anyway, except the MAM show. The Erickson aircraft, the Ju52 and FW190 from MAM, the new Tri-State FW190 and maybe a 262 would be good enough for me. There will be other warbirds too.
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Post by GRNDP51 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:26 pm

kalamazookid wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm
I'm expecting a small, but strong turnout for the theme. Even when announced it was never likely to be more than half a dozen Luftwaffe aircraft – which isn't likely to be equaled elsewhere in the US anyway, except the MAM show. The Erickson aircraft, the Ju52 and FW190 from MAM, the new Tri-State FW190 and maybe a 262 would be good enough for me. There will be other warbirds too.
What you stated are the most likely attendees. That's 6, and there is a chance for 8-10 with the others on the table.

As you said, there are also other warbirds on the list, and there is the good chance that since the amount of planes will be lower than the Corsair gathering, 1 special aircraft will be there as well (think along the lines of XP-82, Firefly, F-4/F-100, things of that nature). This is TBD depending on how many Luftwaffe aircraft are confirmed.

I think it's also important to note that with the confirmed Legacy Flight, in Michigan that typically means something from WHF, T-2 or A-4?

Even though the theme is a hard one, it will be an record for the current warbird world, and the show is buffed up with some fighter jets too.
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Post by robert16627 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:06 pm

GRNDP51 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:26 pm
kalamazookid wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm
I'm expecting a small, but strong turnout for the theme. Even when announced it was never likely to be more than half a dozen Luftwaffe aircraft – which isn't likely to be equaled elsewhere in the US anyway, except the MAM show. The Erickson aircraft, the Ju52 and FW190 from MAM, the new Tri-State FW190 and maybe a 262 would be good enough for me. There will be other warbirds too.
What you stated are the most likely attendees. That's 6, and there is a chance for 8-10 with the others on the table.

As you said, there are also other warbirds on the list, and there is the good chance that since the amount of planes will be lower than the Corsair gathering, 1 special aircraft will be there as well (think along the lines of XP-82, Firefly, F-4/F-100, things of that nature). This is TBD depending on how many Luftwaffe aircraft are confirmed.

I think it's also important to note that with the confirmed Legacy Flight, in Michigan that typically means something from WHF, T-2 or A-4?

Even though the theme is a hard one, it will be an record for the current warbird world, and the show is buffed up with some fighter jets too.
What Fighter Jets will be there?
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Post by GRNDP51 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:54 pm

robert16627 wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:06 pm
What Fighter Jets will be there?
The already announced Blue Angels, F-35 demo, and Legacy Flight. That's without any of the static fighters, already a good presence for 2020.
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Post by martin_sam_2000 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:22 pm

as posted by Tom Walsh on facebook, the German's are sending a P-3 for static at this years show!!

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Post by Bretten Bailey » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:13 am

The theme aircraft for 2020 will be the FW-190 Wurger.
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