Offsite Tour: Yankee Air Museum, Willow Run Airport
Enrollment for this tour is limited to 20 attendees. A waitlist will be available.
Fee: $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers
Plus a $10 entrance fee
Founded in 1981 and located in southeastern Michigan, the Yankee Air Museum quickly grew when it acquired its flyable aircraft – B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, and C-47 Skytrain – offering the public a chance to fly in some of America's most iconic aircraft. In 2004, the Museum experienced a fire that destroyed the original World War II building where the Museum was housed, along with most artifacts and aircraft. Efforts to rebuild began immediately, allowing the Museum to reopen in its current location on the east side of the Willow Run Airport. Since reopening in 2010, the Museum has experienced rapid growth in its collections, as well as in its public programming. The Museum has acquired a dozen static aircraft and five historic flying aircraft, and continues to open exhibits annually. The Museum continues to build upon its mission to educate through the history of American aeronautics, aerospace industries, and their associated technologies, while inspiring generations of visitors. Current Museum exhibits focus on World War II, the Vietnam War, World War I, the Tuskegee Airmen, and more.
This tour is in partnership with a class about Rosie The Riveter on Thursday, May 4 (see HI17). Driving and parking directions will be sent to all registrants a few days prior to the tour.