Wings Over Northern Michigan Coming Back to Gaylord This Weekend

Father’s Day is this weekend, and so is the Wings over Northern Michigan Air Show in Gaylord. The two day event features spectacular events on the air and on the ground.

It will truly be a blast from the past, with air shows from World War II and vintage planes performing on Saturday and Sunday, like the Yankee Lady B-17 plane. Other highlights include a military parachute performance and the chance to fly in a plane or helicopter or drive an exotic car.

“We’ll have an A-10 war hog tank killer flying in front of the audience and as they do, pyrotechnics will explode in the ground in front of them which will accent the experience,” said Matt Barresi, director of the Gaylord Regional Airport. “If you ever thought ‘hey, it’d be cool to drive in a monster truck’ you can do that.”

The weekend will also feature a chance for visitors to tour and learn about planes and their history.

“I think it’s really all the stories where everybody comes from planes from all over the world, it’s amazing to see everything happening in our small town,” said Gaylord resident Annette Wells.

The weekend started with a 1940’s themed party in a hangar, complete with swing dancing to live music.

The gates open on Saturday at 10 a.m. and the plane shows are start at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

To buy tickets and find a complete list of events, go to www.wingsovernorthernmichigan.org.