I know that it's probably too early to hear what the "theme" will be for next year (Michael Luther announced the P-47 theme about November 22 last year), but I think the B-25 theme for 2007 was announced in mid October the year before if I remember right), but I was wondering if the tentative dates are known yet.
I hope it is early August again, but I heard rumors a while back that a major jet team may be sought again that could push the show to a different weekend like 2007. If that's the case we may not know the show dates until the major teams announce their schedules in early December at the ICAS conference. Of course most of us warbird fans would rather see the show without the distraction of a major jet team, but I understand the money that this type of show can bring to the Yankee Air Museum.
The recent article about TOM 2007 in "Air Classics" magazine implied that "blue painted" (Navy/Marine?) aircraft may be prominent at Thunder next year.
Another very odd thing about the "Air Classics" spread on TOM 2008 was that there was not ONE
photograph of a P-47 Thunderbolt (major theme aircraft).
4 Thunderbolts (of an original planned 6) were there and flew in the show.
Looking forward to great show in 2009.