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Photo Ops

July 20-21, 2024 | Willow Run Airport | Ypsilanti, MI

Photographers who travel to air shows all over North America claim that THUNDER’s Photo Tour & Pit Packages are simply the best in the Air Show Industry

PLEASE NOTE:  Limited Availability and Quantities Restricted.

Taxiway Photography Package

Enjoy the ultimate aviation photographer’s experience with the Taxiway Photography Package!

Revel in shooting from multiple locations during aircraft Arrival Day (Friday, July 19) from 9am to 5pm. Photography will be permitted from the south side of Taxiway ‘G ‘ or the Photo Pit area….your choice all day long!

Movement between the photography areas and some portions of the static display ramp will be under escort only. Also included is complimentary water, light snacks and a pizza lunch.  Full details including arrival gate, etc will be provided a week prior to the show.

Limited Quantity- Friday Only

Advanced ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold on the arrival day. Only 70 photographers permitted.

TAXIWAY PHOTO PACK

Adult (Age 16+)

Regular Price

$125

  • Advance tickets will be discounted significantly from regular pricing but ticket prices will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to sold out.
  • Tickets will be limited each day and will be good only for the day for which it is purchased (Saturday, July 20, Sunday, July 21).
  • No refunds or rains checks.

Photo Tour & Photo Pit Package

The Photo Pit amenities are second to none.
(Saturday, July 20th and/or Sunday, July 21st).

Package Includes:

Daily Admission to the show and designated parking.  Early, non-public Photo Tour Access 6am-7:30am – (5:45am check-in). Volunteer Photo Tour Escorts to help ensure as much access as possible.  Large, exclusive chalet area with ample up-front fencing.  A catered, buffet-style lunch and complimentary water all day.  Tables and chairs for dining and relaxation.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Advanced ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold on the arrival day. This exclusive package and area SELLS OUT IN ADVANCE every year as participant numbers are controlled.

Photo Tour & Pit Pack

Adult (Age 16+)

Regular Price

$185

  • Advance tickets will be discounted significantly from regular pricing but ticket prices will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to sold out.
  • Tickets will be limited each day and will be good only for the day for which it is purchased (Saturday, July 20, Sunday, July 21).
  • No refunds or rains checks.

Saturday Night Engine Runs PLUS Photo Tour & Photo Pit Package

(Saturday, July 20th ONLY)

A limited number of photographers will be able to shoot night engine runs of selected warbirds. In addition to the standard Photo Tour & Photo Pit Package, this ticket includes attendance at the Aircrew Dinner on Saturday evening featuring great food & drinks. Following that photographers will have lots of time to get into position as the sun sets and the radials come alive!! (Please note: Participants may not leave the airfield between the end of the air show and the Night Engine Runs).

Package Includes:

Daily Admission to Saturday’s air show.  Designated vehicle parking.  Early, non-public Photo Tour Access from 6am-7:30am (5:40am check-in).  Volunteer Photo Tour Escorts to help ensure as much access as possible.  Aircrew dinner on Saturday evening.  Night engine runs photography opportunities.  Large, exclusive chalet area with ample up-front fencing.  A catered, buffet-style lunch and complimentary water all day.  Tables and chairs for dining and relaxation.

Advanced ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold on the arrival day. This exclusive package and area SELLS OUT IN ADVANCE every year as participant numbers are controlled.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Advance tickets will be discounted significantly from regular pricing, but ticket prices will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to sold out.

PHOTO TOUR & PIT 

Adult (Age 16+)

Regular Price

$245

  • Advance tickets will be discounted significantly from regular pricing but ticket prices will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to sold out.
  • Tickets will be limited each day and will be good only for the day for which it is purchased (Saturday, July 20, Sunday, July 21).
  • No refunds or rains checks.

Whole Weekend Package

Join us all weekend!

The weekend package encompasses every photographer’s desire for the ultimate opportunities and access with night engine run.

Package Includes:

Taxiway Photography on Friday.  Photo Tour & Photo Pit (Saturday & Sunday).  Night Engine Run (Saturday)

This exclusive package and area SELLS OUT IN ADVANCE every year as participant numbers are controlled. No sales day of arrival.

LIMITED QUANTITY – ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY!

Advance tickets will be discounted significantly from regular pricing, but ticket prices will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to sold out.

Whole Weekend Pack

Adult (Age 16+)

Regular Price

$495

  • Advance tickets will be discounted significantly from regular pricing but ticket prices will increase without notice as more tickets are sold and the show gets closer to sold out.
  • Tickets will be limited each day and will be good only for the day for which it is purchased (Saturday, July 20, Sunday, July 21).
  • No refunds or rains checks.