This Sunday’s Oakland County International Airport Open House and Air Show promises to be a day filled with aviation fun! Head to the airport in Waterford between 10am – 4 pm and see vintage jets, championship aerobatic teams, individual performers, World War II aircraft, and a variety of military, commercial and civilian aircraft and vehicles on display.
General admission is free for attendees. There is a $5 parking fee per vehicle. If you’re interested in a living history flight experience, you can take to the sky in a helicopter or airplane.
- Airplane Rides: $25 per adult, $20 for kids under 12, and $55 for one adult and two kids (no minimum age, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
- Open Cockpit Airplane Rides: $75 per person.
- Helicopter Rides: $35 per person
Take a look at our video for a preview of what you can expect.
Check out another cool video and feel like you’re along for the ride in the cockpit of a North American T-6 World War II advanced trainer. It’s one neat warbird and you can see it in person at the airshow.
New this year is Homewrecker, a jet semi performance by McCart Jet Motorsports, with an act that will blow the hats off air show spectators. Kids can enjoy a play area equipped with bounce houses and a rock wall. Bill Crell, “The NASA Guy,” will show off his latest experiments and demonstrations. Plus, there will be a health and safety fair from 10am – 2pm including the Michigan Child ID Program, which informs families about abduction prevention and provides fingerprinting for children.
Attendees may also tour the nation’s first LEED-Gold certified general aviation terminal. Open since 2011, the eco-friendly terminal features solar panels and wind turbines, solar hot water heater, and a geothermal field all designed to reduce energy consumption.
For more exciting details about the Oakland County International Airport Air Show and Open House, view the event press release, visit their website, and follow along with them for airport news all year long on Facebook.