Last year they had eight, count them eight, flying B-17's at the show under the theme "a gathering of bombers". As someone born in the 1970's, I never had the opportunity to witness vast formations of these awesome aircraft, and was glad I was there to experience what was hailed as likely the largest (since WWII or shortly thereafter) and probably the final gathering of so many of these fabled planes. To see eight of them running up their engines, taxiing, taking off, and flying in formation together literally gave me goosebumps - pretty frickin' cool!
This year's theme is the Battle of Britain and there are supposedly Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lancaster as well as some of Germany's finest coming next weekend. This is truly a great airshow. If you are in the Ypsilanti, MI area the weekend of August 5-6, 2006, be sure to drop by and catch it.