Jumps were conducted at two sites in the US: Katama Airfield in Martha's Vineyard and the Yankee Air Museum
Recently, Yankee Air Museum
's C-47 rolled out of the Kalitta Maintenance Hangar 3, in its fresh livery and the plane--with its proud stance and nose pointed skyward--was greeted by Museum volunteers and Kalitta workers in Oscoda, Michigan.
The airplane belongs to the Yankee Air Museum
of Belleville, Michigan, which also owns the B-25 medium bomber Yankee Warrior, as well as a C-47 Skytrain and several other aircraft.
The Yankee Air Museum
will host its 7th Annual 'Thunder Over Michigan' Fly-in and WWII Aviation Symposium at Willow Run Airport, in Belleville, Michigan.
The first Argosy built first flew from Bitteswell 43 years ago and is now retired at the Yankee Air Museum
, Belleville, nr Detroit, Michigan, USA.
As a 33-year member of the Yankee Air Museum
, I read the Rosie the Riveter item ["MI News," January/February 2016] with great interest.
Yankee Air Museum
, Willow Run Airport, www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow
In addition to maintaining indoor displays, Yankee Air Museum
features two flyable historic aircraft that are available to book for rides: the B-17 "Yankee Lady," a four-engine heavy bomber developed in the 1930s, and the B-25 "Yankee Warrior," a twin-engine medium bomber that saw use throughout World War II.
A segment of the World War II Willow Run bomber plant in Ypsilanti, where Rosie the Riveter showed the world that a woman could do a "man's work," has been saved from destruction and will soon become the new home for the Yankee Air Museum
Four million dollars' worth of artifacts and aircraft were destroyed when the hangar housing the Yankee Air Museum
at Willow Run Airport caught fire on October 9, 2004.
17, Westland: "Hearts to Yankee" fund-raising auction and dinner to benefit the Yankee Air Museum
Formed 25 years ago by a group of enthusiasts who wanted to preserve the history of Southern Michigan's contribution to the aviation industry, the organization's first step was to acquire and restore an original WWII US Army Air Force hangar on the Willow Run Airport grounds, to turn it into the Yankee Air Museum