This last weekend (6/12 & 6/13) the Yankee Air Museum, at Willow Run Airport, hosted a mini Air Show scheduled for just two hours each evening.
They kicked off the evening with their own flying collection doing fly bys, this meant Stearman, Huey, O-2; then the big girls, C-47, B-25 and B-17. A Canadian aerobatic pilot I was unfamiliar with was also added to the line up, apparently very last minute because I can’t find his name anywhere on-line!
Then the main event was the RCAF Snowbirds, followed by a CF-18 demonstration team.
The Snowbirds put on a fun show in their CT-114 Tutors. They fly the largest formation of any North American jet team, normally nine planes.
It was a drive-in event, a new format due to lingering Covid restrictions that involved driving your own vehicle onto airport grounds and being assigned a parking slot with plenty of room for your own seating, blanket or whatever. It was a fun way of doing things, and presumably a bit of a rehearsal for Thunder Over Michigan in August. The good news is, no problems finding your car after! But this was obviously an inefficient use of space, expect the main airshow to be severely limited on capacity.
Also notice the pictures here are much better than what I normally post of an air show, thank my wife and her much better than an iPhone camera!
One very nice thing about this way of doing an airshow, tickets were sold by the carload. So we asked a couple of friends along at no extra cost to anyone! The one in front had never seen an airshow before.