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Thunder Over Michigan 2003

Held during the weekend of August 9-10, I flew to Michigan for the Yankee Air Museum's big air display, held at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. Due to the busy operations of the cargo hub at this airport, there were no aerobatic shows, but a nice series of flybys of the warbirds on display. Weather in the mid-west and eastern coast, also kept a number aircraft from attending, but overall, it was an excellent display. Where else can you find four B-17's, a B-24, a Lancaster and a Contellation all sharing the same ramp? With a couple of modern military aircraft on show, a USAF F-117 Stealth Fighter made several passes. A MiG-17 also made several nice afterburning passes too. Giving me a little bit of trouble with my photography was the constant passing of clouds, then blue sky, and back to clouds, thus I had a number of underexposed photo's developed. To make the downloading of the thumb pictures a bit faster, I've broken this up to two pages, the second page has mostly the fighters. I was only able to attend the Saturday show, and found the only disappointment, to be that the YAF's own B-25 and C-47 were both parked on the opposite side of the field, note the background of taxing aircraft and you'll get the picture. As always, if you have any additional information or corrections for these pictures, let me know.

All photographs were taken by Roger Cain (NC 148).

These photographs posted on 12-28-03

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