The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will swoop, spin, and roar through the skies over Ypsilanti on Wednesday, June 22. Take the kids, because youth 15 and under get in free, and get ready to have an awesome time.
The Yankee Air Museum (47884 D St. Belleville, MI 48111) will host its first ever Wild Wednesday air show. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6:45 p.m. You’ll want to get there early, because there’s a lot to see and do. In addition to the show, there will be interactive exhibits the whole family can enjoy.
It’s a special season for the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. They’ll commemorate the 75th anniversary of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, the joint air crew training program launched by Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand during World War Two.
Based in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the Snowbirds played an important role in training Commonwealth aircrew during World War Two. Unlike other North American military jet teams the Snowbirds boast nine jets that fly in formation.
In addition to the Snowbirds, the Canadian Skyhawks, Canada’s only military parachute demonstration team, will awe spectators. The Skyhawks create formations in the sky with their parachutes open (and proudly displaying the Canadian flag).
General admission tickets are $20 if you purchase them online. At the gate, they’re $25. A general parking pass is only $5 if you purchase it online. If you wait until Wednesday, you’ll have to pay $10 at the gate.
If you don’t want the hassle of bringing your own chairs to the show, you can add flightline seating to your general admission ticket for $10 if you buy it online. Kids 15 and under are also $10 online.
Clear your calendar Wednesday evening and watch the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and Skyhawks as they take to the skies.