Saturday, August 10, 2013

Thunder Over Michigan 2013

Today I and the kids got up early and headed over to the secret location where Murphy's Law and the Spud spent the night.  Once we picked them up we headed out to the Willow Run airport and the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show.

Arriving as the gates opened, we got in line and headed in to a great show indeed.

In addition to aircraft ground and aerial displays, there were World War 2 and Vietnam era reenactments complete with an air assault from a Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter and plenty to see and do.

Thanks to Murphy's Law, we had earlier decided to upgrade to the Bomber Club seats and it was a wise choice.  Even though it was a cloudy day, the sun still beat down and having access to a tented area to rest in, seats, and all the water I could push on the kids to avoid dehydration helped a lot.

Lots more pics and posts on the subject later.

Getting out of the Air Show was a pain however with traffic way backed up not only due to volume but due to having road construction dropping the access road to one lane heading outbound. After an hour in traffic we finally made it to the highway, only to find more construction on northbound 275.

In short, it was a great day, the kids had an awesome time, we got to see some awesome airplanes and I'm wiped.


Keads said...

Very nice! Wish I was there.

Murphy's Law said...

And it was a grea time indeed, both the planes and the company.

Tam said...

JEALOUS!!!!! :o

Aaron said...

Keads: Yes indeed, you should come up next year, we've got room up here for company to stay over.

Murph: Yes indeed, we'll have to do it again.

Tam: Yep, and wait for the good pics. I need to eventually get a better camera, but some came out quite nice. Also, consider coming up next year to see the show, we've got room.

Old NFO said...

Glad y'all had fun!

Scott said...

Wow! Somebody has a Super Sabre of their very own? How sweet is that? I know ML likes the F86, but I have a thing for the "Hun".

Nice "North American" flyby.