“Thunder over Michigan”: Yankee Air Museum.
July 16 & 17. One of the nation’s largest “warbird” events, this giant drive-up show of WWII–era and later fighter aircraft includes everything from a British Supermarine Spitfire to immense B-17 Flying Fortresses, including the Air Museum’s own gleaming Yankee Lady. The morning program includes a performance by the US Air Force F-16 Demo Team (9 a.m.), and the afternoon show features the US Navy Blue Angels acrobatic flying team (2:30 p.m.). Also, the chance to meet warbird pilots, a kidzone, and Huey helicopter rides (price TBA). 9 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., Willow Run Airport (off I-94), Ypsilanti. Tickets $225 per vehicle for each show in advance at yankeeairmuseum.org and (if available) at the door. 483–4030.