Experience History in Flight at the Oakland County International Airport

The Yankee Air Museum’s C-47D "Hairless Joe". (photo by A.Kevin Grantham)


Adventure awaits Oakland County residents desiring a visceral experience on historic aircraft this weekend at the Oakland County International Airport located at 6500 Highland Road, Waterford Township, Michigan 48327. Encounter the power, nimbleness and iconic sound of radial engines of the World War II battle-tested B-25, Rosie’s Reply, or experience a ride that thousands of Allied troops took during World War II on the C-47 Skytrain, Hairless Joe. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience history in flight, as the aircraft of the Yankee Air Museum soar into Oakland County.

Take a ride into yesteryear on the B-25 Rosie’s Reply. Our B-25D is the only flying model of that aircraft today and is one of very few aircraft that experienced combat during WWII. Public rides on the B-25 are available at 1:00pm until 3:00pm. The ride is a 20-minute experience and costs $475.00 per person for one of four rear-compartment seats, which also gives access to the turret and tail section. Two flight deck and nose seats are also available for $575. To reserve your seat, go to https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#b25.

 You can also ride in an aircraft that pays homage to the heroic crews operating in the China-Burma-India (CBI)      theater of World War II. For thrill seekers desiring a once-in-a-lifetime experience, rides on the C-47 are available from 11:00am until 1:00pm The ride is a 20-minute experience and costs $225.00 per person. Order now at https://yankeeairmuseum.org/fly/#c47 or take a chance and walk up the day of the flight.

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. Visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org to discover more or call 734-483-4030.


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