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Going Corsair Crazy at Thunder Over Michigan


If the diversity of the Photo Pit patrons was anything to go by, Thunder Over Michigan’s reputation for being one of the world’s premier warbird-focused airshows remains alive and well. Among others, attendees came from all corners of the US in addition to overseas guests from as far away as Europe and New Zealand. Motivated by Thunder’s slot in the schedule just one week after Oshkosh, many airshow fans hopped from EAA’s legendary gathering to Southeast Michigan to take in the sights and sounds during the Yankee Air Museum’s annual show at historic Willow Run Airport.

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An Alpine Village Airshow: Small Town Charm Present in Abundance at Wings Over Northern Michigan 2019


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About an hour west of Traverse City, Gaylord is a small town in Northern Michigan best known for golfing, winter sports, and its “Alpine Village” aesthetic. The 2019 edition of Wings Over Northern Michigan marked the 10th consecutive year of airshows hosted at Gaylord Regional Airport, an admirable streak for any show much less one hosted in a quaint vacation town with a population under 4,000.

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Planes of Fame 2019


One of my absolute favorite shows of the year, and the best vintage show in the Western United States, is the Planes of Fame Airshow held in Chino, California. This year's show commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

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Hands on History at CAF’s AirPower History Tour


With only two airworthy examples remaining of nearly 4,000 airframes built, it’s a rare treat to see a B-29 in observation. Aviation geeks from near and far had that opportunity during the recent stop of the Commemorative Air Force’s AirPower History Tour stop at Oakland County International Airport in Southeast Michigan. The airport, known to pilots at “Pontiac” is located in the city of Waterford and is surrounded by the inland lakes that are famous in the region, and is celebrating its 90th birthday in 2019. What better way to celebrate than a visit from one of the rarest warbirds in operation?

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