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Blue Angels to fly over metro Detroit on Labor Day weekend
Blue Angels to fly over metro Detroit Labor Day weekend Perry A. Farrell/Detroit Free Press The Blue Angels will light up the sky from Saturday to Monday at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti. Sponsored by the Wayne County Airport Authority, the Thunder over Michigan Air Show is the world’s largest air and ground battle re-enactment. More than 250 re-enactors in authentic military uniforms create the sights, sounds and smells of warfare. Fans can get an up-close glimpse at machinery, from World War II to today’s military equipment. Two F/A-18 Hornets of the Blue Angels flying team perform a head on maneuver during a practice session Thursday, July 18, 1996 in Dayton, Ohio, in preparation for the Dayton Air Show on July 20-21. (AP Photo/Keith Ciriegio) DY101 The highlight is the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team. The unit began in 1946 as an attempt to keep the public interested in naval aviation. Tickets for the Labor Day weekend festivities are free to kids 15 and younger, $35 ahead of time and $40 at the gate. Parking is $15 if tickets are bought in advance and $20 at the gate. The grounds open at 9 a.m. each day and close at 5 [...]