Michigan is known for offering some serious warm weather fun, from concerts to lakes to festivals with residents busy and drawing in tourists from around the country. So what about the sky? We've got that covered too.

Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush as two Michigan air shows soar into the spotlight, vying for the title of the Best in America! It's time for a showdown as two of Michigan's most thrilling air shows duke it out for supremacy in the skies against some of the best across the nation thanks to USA Today.

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As part of their annual USA 10Best List, USA Today is looking for the Best Air Show of 2024. So far they've narrowed it down to the top  20 across America and voting is underway by readers. Here's what they had to say about the selection:

"From late spring through mid-autumn, skies across the United States play host to some of the year's highest-octane events: air shows. Attending one of these air shows, nominated by an expert panel as the best in North America, lets aviation enthusiasts get up close to a variety of flying machines while watching stunt teams and pilots show off their skills high in the sky. And you don't have to be an enthusiast to have a good time either"

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 What Michigan Air Shows Are Ranked the Best in America?

It's no surprise to see two of Michigan's biggest events battling it out for the top spot on the list of Best Air Show of 2024. Both offer heart-stopping aerial acrobatics, thunderous flyovers, and jaw-dropping stunts and an unforgettable experience for aviation enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

First up in the running is Battle Creek Field of Flight held of course in Battle Creek, Michigan. Scheduled this year from July 3-7th, the event is always a summer favorite.

"Battle Creek Field of Flight, a mid-summer event in Michigan, is an air show and balloon festival rolled into one — the largest of its kind in North America. For five days, spectators enjoy air shows of military and civilian aircraft, a twilight and night air show (among the largest in the nation), fireworks, concerts, a carnival, and hot air balloon launches", USA Today said.


The second show in the running for the top spot is Thunder Over Michigan Air Show in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The show is held at Willow Run Airport and kicks off July 20th for a major weekend of fun.

"Thunder Over Michigan Air Show is an annual summer event where visitors can get up close with numerous vintage and modern planes and enjoy stunning aerial performances from the likes of the U.S. Air Force F-16 Demonstration Team. Attendees can even hop in the seat of a B-25 Rosie's Reply, UH-1H Huey Greyhound, or B-17 Yankee Lady for a flight", USA Today wrote. 


Now who wins is up to the readers, and you! Cast your vote here. You can vote once per day until voting ends on Monday, April 29 at noon ET. The winning top 10 Airshows with be will be announced on May 8th including the new Best Air Show in America winner.

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