Thunder over Michigan 2014

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ve3zo

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Hello

Does anyone know which day the arrivals for the airshow will start...I'm mostly interested in when the USAF Thunderbirds are scheduled to arrive.
 

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For most all 2 day weekend shows, arrival/area familiarization is Thursday, full show practice Friday, then of course full festivities Saturday and Sunday.

Dates and times can almost always be found by looking for TFRs/NOTAMS for a given location on the FAA website. The times are of course just going to be a "window" of time. (e.g. 10am-6pm)
 
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Here's the requested info:

4/9008 NOTAM Details

The question I have now, since I've never been to this event when the Thunderbirds have performed, is will Ecorse Rd be shutdown, and in what areas specifically?

Matt
 

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Thanks for your help...I am scheduled to go on Saturday, however I do have a few receivers programmed with Thunderbird / Willow run tower / Det App freqs in them..

I should really start listening for the arrivals tomorrow then..
 

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I was just at the Oshkosh Show and the below freqs. were in use for the t-birds,Great Show.

T-bird vic 1 139.80000 AM
t-bird sup a 140.40000 AM
t-bird 141.17500 AM
t-bird pre s 143.25000 AM
t-bird vic 2 141.85000 AM
t-bird delta 143.70000 AM
t-bird /a/ 141.85000 AM
t-bird vic 1 148.12500 AM
t-bird d vic 148.85000 AM
t-bird dvic2 150.15000 AM
tpbird u 1 225.17500 AM
tbird comm 235.20000 AM
tbird 5/6 so 236.55000 AM
tbird cont 235.25000 AM
tbird /air b 269.90000 AM
tbird 372.60000 AM
tbird maint 413.27500 FM
solos 322.95000 AM
 

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I have listed 118.1750 for the willow run airboss.

These are from the last monitoring times magazine that listed airshow freqs -> http://www.monitoringtimes.com/0312airshowguide.pdf along with what others posted since:
All AM modulation expect those with a * I have them set for auto.

Diamond Formation 139.225
Diamond Victor 1 139.8
Diamond Formation 140.7
Diamond Formation 141.075
Diamond Formation141.175
link 2 PA Victr2 141.85
Engine Start 143.25
Diamond - Delta 143.7
4 planelink 2 PA 143.85
Victor 1 148.125
Diamond Victor 2 148.85
Diamond Victor 2 150.15
PA Feed 216.725
PA Feed 216.775
Diamond Simulcast 216.975
Uniform 1 225.175
T-Bird Control 235.25
Solo 235.35
air-ground Train 318.85
Start/Solo 322.95
T-Bird Control 372.6
Ground Ops 413.1 *
Ground Ops F4 413.275 *
Maintenance 413.325 *
Headsets 901.5 *
Headsets 905.35 *

The following are different from my post to the previous one, I looked these up here on the site and all seem to be several years old.
But it was said they were active, certainly cant hurt to have them in!
141.17500, 269.90000 , 235.20000

general airshow freqs:

Wingwalk 118.0
AF Heritage1 118.5
AF Heritage2 122.475
Golden Knights 4 122.775
Air 2 Air 122.9
Army Sky Soldier 123.025
air-to-air 123.05
AF Heritage3 123.15
Golden Knights 123.4
AF Heritage4 123.425
Hrtge5 GKnights2 123.45
Golden Knights 123.475
air-airGKnights3 123.5
Mustang & F-16 129.7
Black Daggers 136.0
AF Heritage 136.475
Black Daggers 136.5
AF Heritage7 136.525
AF Heritage 136.575
AF Heritage8 136.675
Golden Knights Mic 171.905 *
Army Sky Soldier 234.5
SAR Bravo 236.0
F-18 Demo 237.8
Army Sky Soldier 242.4
SAR Alpha 251.9
Snowbirds 272.1
SAR Demo 282.8
Demo 290.225
Marine Corps Heli 315.375
Marine Corps Heli 315.4
F/A-18 349.9
AV-8B II 363.3
Viper3 365.7
AF Heritage 375.925
AF Heritage11 376.025
AF Heritage 384.55
 
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I made my list from larry van horns airshow e-book. A really great reference..
 

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Today, they were practicing on the following frequencies:

141.0750 AM Diamond "Victor 3."
148.1250 AM Victor 1
225.1750 AM Uniform 1
235.2500 AM Control
372.6000 AM Brief transmissions


73's

Ron
 

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Here's the requested info:

4/9008 NOTAM Details

The question I have now, since I've never been to this event when the Thunderbirds have performed, is will Ecorse Rd be shutdown, and in what areas specifically?

Matt
Typically they will let people sit on Ecorse until about 1pm whereupon they boot everyone out between Beck & Denton roads. So you have to have a plan B, mine usually is to head for Mich ave and find the best spot between Beck & Denton roads.
Railroad tracks running parallel to Van Born are an option, but views are limited due to trees.
 

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About 2:30 pm on the west side of town here in Bay City a low and 'very loud' jet, definitely not commercial and not A10's that fly over my house for touch and goes at MBS.
Normally I only see and hear planes flying into MBS, not outgoing as this was at least from that direction anyways. I quick went out but did not see, but definitely heard! Must have flown over my house, I cant help to think it was an aircraft heading to willow run for the weekend airshow of which I will be attending. on Sunday.

141.0750 AM Diamond "Victor 3."
148.1250 AM Victor 1

73's

Ron
One thing for sure on the net and on this website the Victor freqs have been all named victor 1,2,3 at all different times.
These are ones that have been labeled all different victors Ive come across,
139.225 139.8 140.7 141.075 141.175

What does everyone have as those labeled as? I guess the main thing is they are in the radios, but always looking for the best and most accurate descriptions! Darn those alpha tags! hehe
 

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I'll be there, we have tickets and will be in with General Admin. I'll have my 800 with me and have programmed as much as I can find. If anyone has any last min frequencies I should sure I have programmed I'd appreciate it.
 

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Thunder Over Michigan

The Thunderbirds flew within a half mile of my house. Unbelievable amount of chatter on the scanner as they flew towards Willow Run airport. Very little was serious, just some off-hand comments and chit chat.
 

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I'll be there, we have tickets and will be in with General Admin. I'll have my 800 with me and have programmed as much as I can find. If anyone has any last min frequencies I should sure I have programmed I'd appreciate it.
Yep I programmed everything I listed above in comment #7. Ill be general admission on Sunday im sure too. just need the alpha tags on a few better is all! hehe

Anyone sees a fellow with a 396T / 396XT and a little speaker box along with a buddy with a high end video camera (hope he can get in with it), say HI!
 
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Likewise with me if anyone sees someone with 3 kids all listening to a PSR-800 via headphones stop and say HI. I up from Florida where I just moved to.
 
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