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B-17 (Yankee Lady) visits Air Zoo!

In conjunction with opening weekend, visitors will also have the opportunity to see the Yankee Air Museum’s pristine Boeing B-17G Yankee Lady. Tours of and rides on this World War II aircraft will be available onsite through the Yankee Air Museum.

Yankee Lady will be at the Air Zoo:  Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday noon-5pm.

The Yankee Air Museum will offer Air Adventures on board the pristine Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady” for $450.00 per person during its appearance at the Air Zoo.  These rides provide a person with a multi-sensory, immersive experience in the type of World War II aircraft commonly called a Flying Fortress.

The Air Adventure begins with a briefing and then you take your station.  The authenticity of this craft is spellbinding.  After taxiing and takeoff, you will have 25 minutes in the air.  Upon reaching a cruising speed of 150mph at an altitude of 1200 feet you are able to move to other positions in the Fort, including the Plexiglas nose, flight deck, bomb bay, radio room and waist gunnery section.

As your mission ends you’ll better know the courage of the sky men who flew vast armadas of these majestic aircraft, who commanded the clouds and rode on thunder, and you too will step off exclaiming “that was amazing!”

Air Zoo visitors can also purchase tours of this mighty plane for $8/adult and just $3/per child age 6-15.

B17 Yankee Lady Flight Schedule at the Air Zoo - 

Friday 5/31 @ 3pm** and 6pm*
Saturday 6/1 @ 10am*, 11:00am* and 12pm*
Sunday 6/2 @ 11am*, 12pm* and 1pm*

*Flight times may vary due to inclement weather, operating conditions and demand.  The time of departure is always at the aircrews' discretion.  The B-17 will not launch unless five or more seats have been sold."
*This flight not for sale. Visitors are welcome to watch flight operations as the plane takes off and lands.

Quick Tips About Your Flight:

-We ask that you please arrive about 30 minutes BEFORE your scheduled time and please dress appropriately for the weather. It is about 10-15 degrees cooler in the air than on the ground.

-It is also advised that you wear sneakers.

-Ear protection is provided, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own.

-The flight offers ample time to move about the aircraft so each passenger can experience different stations during flight. The exception, of course, is that you cannot sit in the pilot or co-pilot seats, we try to keep them in their own seats.

-All sources of digital media are welcome aboard to capture your incredible experience.

-All passengers are required to sign a Release of Liability upon arrival.

-In the event the aircraft cannot fly (i.e. weather, mechanical issues, etc.), we will notify you as soon as possible and reschedule your Air Adventure.


Refund Policy: 

All sales are final for Air Adventure flights.  Failure to show for any flight will forfeit the value of the ticket. Flights may be cancelled due to, but not limited to: maintenance, weather, and/or other circumstances. All cancelled flights, resulting from any reason, will be re-scheduled at a later date and/or time. 


Air Adventure Restrictions:

-Our aircraft were not designed for standard passenger operations; however, we have successfully flown people of limited mobility.
-Passengers MUST be able to get in and out of the aircraft on their own volition, or with some MINIMAL amount of assistance to ensure their safety.
-Passengers should also be able to follow basic verbal instructions without assistance.
-Children still using booster seats in a vehicle are not recommended to fly.
-Anyone with health concerns or pregnancy should always consult their physician before flying.


Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.  For more information about YAM or to schedule a flight call 734-483-4030 or visit the www.yankeeairmuseum.org/fly.

For a 90 second video glimpse into an Air Adventure aboard our aircraft visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI

For a 90 second video glimpse into a FLEX Ride aboard our aircraft visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI

Date & Time

May 31, 2019 @ 12:00 PM - June 2, 2019 @ 5:00 PM EST


3101 E. Milham Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49002 View Map

Contact Information

Name: Yankee Air Museum

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