Detroit was the “Arsenal of Democracy” during World War II. Willow Run Airport, in Belleville, MI is home of the Yankee Air Museum. Every August the “Thunder Over Michigan” Airshow features aircraft from World War II through the latest technology. The Air Force Thunderbirds or the Navy Blue Angels are often the star attractions.
The Selfridge Air National Guard Base is located northeast of Detroit in Harrison Township, MI where a squadron of the formidable “A-10 Warhogs” are based. The Selfridge Airshow occurs the 2nd weekend in September every other year.
The Wright Patterson Air Museum near Dayton, OH is just a 4 hour drive.