Thunder Over Michigan 2021

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Post by RyanS » Fri May 07, 2021 8:46 pm

IDF783 wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 8:30 pm I guess the F-35 is still slated to participate. Could it be in jeopardy or late enough in the season to be a sure thing?
Not sure what you mean, why would it be in doubt? The F-35 cancelled some shows but TOM wasn't one of them. I haven't heard of any concerns about canceling more
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Post by GRNDP51 » Fri May 07, 2021 9:17 pm

RyanS wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:56 pm
smalldude333 wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 7:28 pm Website is updated but still no Aircraft List up. Can't wait to see the list of aerial displays this year. As mentioned on their website and kind of obvious, there will be a lot more aerial flybys and performances.
With only about two hours of flying, I'm wondering how much they will try to cram in. If you figure the F-35 takes 30 minutes and the Thunderbirds take an hour, that's only an hour and a half to fly all of the B-25s, the Growler/Legacy Flight, and whatever else. TOM is kind of known for having lulls in the action as aircraft taxi and such; they will have to work on that to make the best use of the limited window, especially with what they are charging.
An hour and a half should be enough time for Mitchell Madness (30-45min), Growler/Legacy (20min), A400M (15min); add in one or two surprises that Tom Walsh alluded to on FB and we get a packed 2/2.5 hours. Very rapid fire, but should work.
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Post by BruceK » Sat May 08, 2021 4:30 pm

Aircraft list is up: https://yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/aircraft-list/
B-25 Take Off Time not listed but announced last night.
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Post by smalldude333 » Sat May 08, 2021 8:13 pm

BruceK wrote: Sat May 08, 2021 4:30 pm Aircraft list is up: https://yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/aircraft-list/
B-25 Take Off Time not listed but announced last night.
Pretty good list shaping up.

They have the Thunderbirds listed along with listing the F16s that they will fly. Same with the F35 demo team, it is listed as the demo and as a separate aircraft. As for new aditions, there are 4 Texans and they have 3 Growlers slated to fly. I assume one of those will fly the Demo, as the demo is on the list and they are from VAQ-129. But you guys can take a look at the list and see what I am talking about.

F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team (Morning Shows ONLY)
United States Air Force

Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” (Afternoon Shows ONLY)
United States Air Force

EA-18G Growler Demo Team
United States Navy

North American Aviation B-25D Mitchell "ROSIE’S REPLY"
Yankee Air Museum

North American PBJ-1J Mitchell "Semper Fi"
Commemorative Air Force

North American B-25J Mitchell "WILD CARGO"
Military Aviation Museum

North American Aviation B-25J Mitchell "SUPER RABBIT”
Brent Hisey

North American Aviation B-25J Mitchell "Georgie’s Gal”
Liberty Aviation Museum

North American B-25J Mitchell "DEVIL DOG"
Commemorative Air Force

North American B-25J Mitchell "PANCHITO"
Larry Kelley

North American B-25J Mitchell "Show Me!"
Commemorative Air Force

North American B-25J Mitchell "Yellow Rose" - Book a ride! ›
Commemorative Air Force

North American B-25J Mitchell "Miss Mitchell" - Book a ride! ›
Commemorative Air Force

Vought F4U-4 Corsair
Jim Tobul

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Yankee Lady”
Yankee Air Museum

Douglas C-47D Skytrain “Hairless Joe”
Yankee Air Museum

Bell UH-1H Iroquois “Greyhound”
Yankee Air Museum

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting II
388th Fighter Wing – Hill AFB, UT

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” – Nellis AFB , NV

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” – Nellis AFB , NV

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” – Nellis AFB , NV

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” – Nellis AFB , NV

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” – Nellis AFB , NV

General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon
Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” – Nellis AFB , NV

Boeing EA-18G Growler
VAQ-129 – NAS Whidbey Island, WA

Boeing EA-18G Growler
VAQ-129 – NAS Whidbey Island, WA

Boeing EA-18G Growler
VAQ-129 – NAS Whidbey Island, WA

Airbus A400M Atlas
Air Transport Wing 62 – Wunstorf, Germany

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II
71st FTW – Vance AFB, OK

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II
71st FTW – Vance AFB, OK

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II
71st FTW – Vance AFB, OK

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II
71st FTW – Vance AFB, OK
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Post by smalldude333 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:31 am

Another Mitchell Confirmed, The Dakota Territory Air Museum's B-25J "Betty's Dream".

Keep the Mitchells Coming!
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Post by smalldude333 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:35 am

There shouldn't be many more big additions to the show because of the short time they have, but it would be nice to get some support from near by military Bases.
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Post by ssims45 » Mon May 10, 2021 12:32 pm

I'd really love to attend but $165 for half a day of flying for just me isn't worth it. I do hope some non-drive-in style shows are available for those of us that don't have a carload of aviation-minded friends.
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Post by GRNDP51 » Mon May 10, 2021 1:29 pm

smalldude333 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 10:31 am Another Mitchell Confirmed, The Dakota Territory Air Museum's B-25J "Betty's Dream".

Keep the Mitchells Coming!
Take-off Time and Betty's Dream are pretty special considering Tom Duffy doesn't normally do airshows and the last Mitchell gathering it attended was almost a decade ago, and Betty's Dream is specifically getting back in the air for TOM after being down for a few years during the TFLM fallout and trying to sell it. :D
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 12, 2021 3:01 am

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Post by robert16627 » Wed May 12, 2021 1:27 pm

Just a heads up, the main runway at YIP is under construction until September 15th 2021. Airshow arrivals will either land 27 or 23R, but 23R is much narrower than Runway 27, so many may land on 27.
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