B-17G Yankee Lady to Offer Flying Opportunity Labor Day Weekend

The Yankee Air Museum's magnificent Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress gliding through he skies as captured by the talented and much-missed Eric Dumigan some years ago. (image via Yankee Air Museum)
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Experience a multi-sensory and immersive adventure by taking a ride on a WWII B-17 Bomber this Saturday, September 2nd at the Yankee Air Museum’s Hangar located at the Roush Aeronautics Center at the Willow Run Airport at 48075 Tyler Rd, Van Buren Charter Township, MI 48111.  This will be the last opportunity this year for those in the Detroit area to take a ride on the iconic WWII aircraft. With only three flying B-17s in North America, this opportunity is truly a rare chance to experience history in flight. The B-17 Flying Fortress was a heavy four-engine bomber in the US Army Air Force during WWII and was noted for its dangerous daylight missions over Germany.

Yankee Air Museum B 17G Yankee Lady

The flight is a 30-minute experience and costs $525.00 per person. Once airborne, passengers are able to move to other positions in the aircraft including the nose, flight deck, bomb bay, radio room, and waist gunnery section. Celebrate flight with this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Rides occur from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm and you can reserve a seat by ordering online at https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#b17 or walking up to see if any seats are available.

About Yankee Air Museum

Established in 1981 the Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  The Yankee Air Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of American aeronautics, aerospace industry and its associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments. Yankee Air Museum, located at 47884 D Street, Belleville, Michigan on the grounds of historic Willow Run Airport. Visit  www.yankeeairmuseum.org to discover more or call 734-483-4030.

Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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About Moreno Aguiari 3336 Articles
Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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