THUNDER OVER MICHIGAN 2008

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  1. grumman-cats

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    There doing an AAF theme this year. They don't have a complete list of aircraft out yet but they do have 7 heavies scheduled. That would be 4 B-17's, Both B-24's and the lancaster. The main theme aircraft will be the P-47 thunderbolt. They are also trying to do a paradrop from a C-47, not sure of what stage this operation is in but it will go along well with the mock battle scene going on with P-47 support.

    The dates are early august, I think the 8,9. I will confirm this and let you all know but it should be another great show.
     
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    Great news. I was able to attend in both 2005 and 2006. I had to miss this year. I hope to be in the photo pit again next year. I would love to grab a beer with anyone else that is attending.

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    Eric.....please go so we can get some great photos!!!!

    Thanks for letting us know G-cats.
     
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    Would love to make it but I know I can't. I'll wait for the show to hit TV.

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    I'll have to see how the business goes this year before I could commit to it. Believe me, that will be quite a show and I have been wanting to attend Thunder for a long time. But if I don't make it, fear not, I have a network of aviation photogs that will certainly be there.
     
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    Just to let you guys know, the lancaster is suppose to fly both days with the other heavies. I just read the b-17's and they will be the Yankee lady, nine-o-nine, memphis belle, and thunderbird. There was talk of a fw190 but it's not finished yet and the collins fondation doesn't have there 262 yet. There's still no word on the 109 to fight the thunderbolts but I think there working on it. It's a short trip for that one to attend.

    I know I'll be attending, most likely both days. I hope to be able to get in the photo pit for both of them. They'll have the usual setup this year. Things were a little different last year becouse of the blues attending but there's know big jet team this year.
     
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    In case anyone doesn't know of there website, here is a link to it. They have updated it with this years event.
    Yankee Air Museum
     
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    Thanks G-Cat. I would love to meet you at the photo pit if I make it this year. I had a great time in 2005 and 2006.

    DBII
     
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    Hey DBII, I'll be there for sure. I'll be trying ot get both days. I really love this show.

    For those vintage jet fans, we even supply there needs.
     

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    damn what an awesome show!

    I gotta get over and check these shows out in the future :D

    Have fun!
     
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    That Mig pilot is crazy. Back in 2005 he made a several high speed passes during the practice on Friday and the crowd went ape s***. I will see if I have any pictures to post but my 300 mm does not reach out there very well. For those that cannot make it, they sale DVDs from the shows. I picked up the one for 2005 and it was the only bad thing about my trip. I hear that they are much better now.

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    Well you all need to get your camera's ready for some celebrating of the 8) THUNDERBOLTS:shock:
     

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    Awesome shot!
     
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    I just read that there going to have two c-47's with 10 jumpers each that will jump into the battle on the ground while the P-47's do some gun runs. This should make for an entertaining experiance I think.
    And for those that might be interested, I made a DVD of the last three shows but remember, I am not a professional videographer even though I think mine is better than the ones they produced.
     
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    You guys are really making it hard for me not to go this year. Have wanted to attend this show for a couple years now, but gas prices and other commitments have not allowed me. Maybe this year?
     
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    Some pictures for the 2005 and 2006 show.

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    they have updated there aircraft list and it's lookin better by the minute. They have added another fortress and a P-51B C model and of real interest to me this year, they have several WWI aircraft listed. I don't know if they plan on flying any of them but I should still be able to get some great photo's.
    They also got the F-18C demo.
     
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    D** I wish I had the money to go this year.

    DBII
     
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    Another aircraft update. It looks like the Lanc has been removed for some reason. I haven't heard as to why yet but they did add a mig 21 to the schedule as well.
     
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