Air Force's precision flying team the Thunderbirds coming to Michigan summer of 2013

Thunderbirds to fly at Thunder Over Michigan Air Show this June in Ypsilanti

Published On: Dec 20 2012 01:50:47 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 20 2012 01:51:38 PM EST
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YPSILANTI, Mich. -

o It's nevetr early to look ahead to a fun summer time event.

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will fly at the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show coming this June at the Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. 

The annual air show is produced by the Yankee Air Museum.

Proceeds from the event help support the museum and many other charitable organizations.

The announcement that the Thunderbirds would join the air show was made during the International Council of Air Shows’ (ICAS) convention in Las Vegas. 

Organizers say additional performers and attractions will be added in the coming months with the full lineup in place by spring. 

The Thunderbirds are internationally-known for their demonstration of precision formation flying that pushes their F-16 Fighting Falcons to the limit.

This is the first time ever that the Thunderbirds will appear at Thunder Over Michigan and it is their only appearance in Southeast Michigan in 2013.

Known as "America’s Ambassadors in Blue", the Thunderbirds have traveled throughout the world performing before millions of spectators.

The team member fly distinctive red, white and blue F-16 jets and the up-coming show will be held on Father day's weekend.

We are ecstatic to be hosting the Thunderbirds," said Kevin Walsh, Executive Director of the Yankee Air Museum and Director of Thunder Over Michigan.  "It is especially exciting that they will be making their first-ever appearance with us on Father’s Day weekend.  What an awesome way for the kids to spend some quality time with Dad!"

Discounted tickets are on sale now through December 25th.

General Admission tickets for adults 16 and older are $20 and kids 15 and under are admitted at no charge.

The mission of the Yankee Air Museum, a non-profit 501c3 organization, is to preserve Southeast Michigan’s rich history of aviation and to educate the public about that history. 

The museum, featuring aviation displays, historic aircraft, meeting rooms, and a gift shop is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. 

Additional information about the Yankee Air Museum is available at www.yankeeairmuseum.org.