Thunder Over Michigan 2022

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dzirzow
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Post by dzirzow » Wed May 18, 2022 12:07 am

Rhino93 wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 12:50 pm From the Thunder Over Michigan Re-enactors Facebook page:
Important Announcement
I am deeply saddened and disappointed to announce the cancellation of the reenactor and military vehicle portion of Thunder Over Michigan 2022.
A month ago, the Yankee Air Museum decided to bring the reenactors back and incorporate us as a partner in the new “drive-up” format.
The first meeting with local authorities to discuss this change happened last Friday. It was decided to put the reenactors’ participation on hold for this year, in part due to the short notice and other logistical and safety issues.
Personally, I highly disagree with this decision but also recognize that it is out of my control.
I can guess everyone’s feelings as you read this. Please refrain from posting any angry comments.
Lastly, for your information, spectators were asked to take a survey after the 2021 airshow. One of the questions asked was whether they would like to see the battle reenactment in 2022 and 70%+ said yes.
I appreciate everyone who has participated in years past and wish there was better news.
Another disappointment. With all due respect, people on this site are not people who just casually go to air shows and have better understanding of the reasons behind these events. Therefore, if we do express disappointment, maybe the promoters should pay closer attention.

TOM and all of it's uniqueness for good reasons over the past couple of decades seems to have quickly done a 180 and now unique in bad ways. This is sad.

I completed my e-mail survey yesterday to the marketing firm who is helping find YAM's new name. Another irony.

I don't know what the new name of YAM will be. However, I want to offer a new name if TOM is going to be rebranded also: "Pirates over Michigan."
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Post by n33d4sp33d_85 » Wed May 18, 2022 3:05 am

Announcing at this year's Thunder Over Michigan is Luke Carrico.
https://www.lukecarrico.com/
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Post by smalldude333 » Sat May 21, 2022 10:51 am

The Commemorative Air Force's Spitfire FR Mk. XIVe was added! Now three Spitfires and three Hurricanes!
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Post by GRNDP51 » Tue May 24, 2022 4:22 am

A little change in our lineup for some flare, Dean Cutshall's F-100F Super Sabre ;) ;)
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Post by iamsam2407 » Thu May 26, 2022 10:40 pm

What are the chances of a Lancaster getting to the show? That would almost seal the deal for me.
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Post by martin_sam_2000 » Sat May 28, 2022 9:44 pm

iamsam2407 wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 10:40 pm What are the chances of a Lancaster getting to the show? That would almost seal the deal for me.
I have been told it is tied up doing paid flights all year to catch up due to the COVID restrictions over the previous 2 years and won't be making any airshow appearances. Doesn't mean it won't happen, just unlikely.

Sean
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Post by IDF783 » Mon May 30, 2022 2:07 am

Is it me, or is the ticket pricing outrageously high? Like $225 for one of the airshows for a vehicle?! Both shows in one day nearly $400? I guess bring as many ppl as possible that can fit in a vehicle and split the costs!
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Post by GRNDP51 » Mon May 30, 2022 7:57 pm

iamsam2407 wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 10:40 pm What are the chances of a Lancaster getting to the show? That would almost seal the deal for me.
Unlikely at this point, maybe her hangar sister though... Few more things in the works, lineup is not complete yet.
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Post by martin_sam_2000 » Mon May 30, 2022 10:08 pm

GRNDP51 wrote: Mon May 30, 2022 7:57 pm
iamsam2407 wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 10:40 pm What are the chances of a Lancaster getting to the show? That would almost seal the deal for me.
Unlikely at this point, maybe her hangar sister though... Few more things in the works, lineup is not complete yet.
Hangar sister as in a second firefly!!

Sean
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Post by RyanS » Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:35 am

I got a message tonight from a friend with a photo pit pass that they cannot use this year. Drop me a PM with your email or phone if you are interested and I'll put you in touch!
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