A big reminder to everyone in Southeast Michigan, or can get to Southeast Michigan…
Big airshow this weekend. The Blue Angels are the headliners, but there will be significant other performers; B-29, DeHaviland Mosquito, Fw190, Me262, Avro Lancaster and many others.
Funny thing, I’m currently reading a book, B-29 Combat Missions by Donald Nijboer on my breaks. So after lunch I head upstairs to work and promptly get the call from our approach control “apreq November Five Two Niner Bravo through your Delta”. Pretty routine stuff so I approved it. And guess what, apparently “29B” is a B-29! So here comes Fifi serenely cruising by the tower at 2500 feet. Sweet! And I had a grandstand seat. I love airshow time of year.
Yesterday we had a PV-2 Harpoon pass through, oh and a particular flight of bright blue F-18s pass low over the tower.
I will be at Willow Run tomorrow (8/29) and it should be a great time! I’ll try to take pictures this year.