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Photos of Thunder Over Michigan 2011

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This page has photos from the 2011 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow. Some of the aircraft that flew in this airshow include the World War II era P51s, Corsairs, Torpedo Bombers, and Japanese Zeroes. Vietnam era planes included the A4 and the MIG17. Modern day aircraft included the Osprey VTOL, the B1 Bomber, the F16, and the Blue Angels performing in their F18s. Additional photos of various aircraft can be seen by going to the individual links on this page. Larger versions of these photos can be viewed by using a mouse rollover or by using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of a MV-22B Osprey
MV-22B Osprey #3327
The Osprey is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle that can function both as a helicopter and an airplane.

photo of a MV-22B Osprey VTOL aircraft
MV-22B Osprey #3328
The Osprey is a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle that can function both as a helicopter and an airplane.

photo of a vintage bi-wing pusher-type aircraft
Pusher #3628


photo of an F-16 in flight
F-16 #3381
The 2011 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow had an excellent exhibition of the power and speed of the F16 aircraft.

photo of a search and rescue demonstration
Search and Rescue #3438
One of the air displays at this year's airshow was a Coast Guard search and rescue team demonstrating the lowering of a rescue team member and rescue platform.

photo of an A-4B in flight
A-4B Skyhawk #3519
This Vietnam war era plane was the competitor to the MIGs. Coyote Gulch.

photo of a B-1B Bomber in flight at the Thunder Over Michigan 2011 Airshow
B-1B Lancer #3558
This is a B1 Bomber that did several flybys at the 2011 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow.


photo of one of the Blue Angel F-18s in flight
Blue Angel #3636
The Blue Angels put on another great demonstration at the Thunder Over Michigan 2011 airshow.

photo of the World War II gullwing FG-1D Corsair
FG-1D Corsair #3449


photo of a MIG17 in flight at the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow
MIG17 #3511
This is a photo of the MIG17, one of America's nemesis during the Vietnam War.

photo of a P51 in flight
P51 #3332



SB2C-5 Helldiver #3444


photo of World War II's Japanese Zero
A6M2 Zero #3591
This is the World War II famous Japanese Zero performing at the 2011 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow.


Coast Guard Search and Rescue #3442
The aircraft is a Eurocopter HH-65C Dolphin.

Another photo of Jacob Hamblin Arch.
Battle Re-enactment #3592
This year, more than any prior years, the Thunder Over Michigan airshow had ground battle re-enactments, some with air support flying overhead.

photo of a Navy Corsair with gull wings flipped into the landed position.
FG-1D Corsair #3570
This is a photo of the Corsair with wings folded up.

photo of a Corsair on the ground, gull wings folded
FG-1D Corsair #3494
Photo of the Corsair, engine revving and wings slowly extending in preparation for take-off.

photo of a MIG-17 in flight with afterburners shooting flames
MIG-17 #3515
These MIG-17s were formidable opponents to the American A-4 during the Vietnam War. They were so successful against the Americans, that the Top Gun flight school was started with the aim of improving American dogfight capabilities.

photo of an Osprey VTOL coming down for a landing
MV-22B Osprey Hovering #3502
This Osprey demonstrated flight and landing capabilities at the Thunder Over Michigan 2011 airshow.

photo of a P51 banking in flight
P-51D Mustang #3335
This is a photo a P51 taken at the 2011 Thunder Over Michigan Airshow.

photo of the Blue Angels flying in formation
Blue Angels #3641
The F/A 18 Hornets of the Blue Angels.

Thunder Over Michigan 2010

Thunder Over Michigan (page 2 - P51s)



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