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2020 Employee and Volunteer Awards

It is with great pride and appreciation that we announce our 2020 Employee of the Year and 2020 Volunteer of the Year award winners: Erin Lewis and John Seward.  Erin Lewis, Empolyee of the Year Erin has always been a rock star (especially when she teaches geology) here at the Air Zoo during her seven-year tenure, but her impact on her team and the Air Zoo as a whole in 2020 has certainly reached a new level. She came to the Air Zoo with many foundational qualities and skills ... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, Dec 11, 2020

Exciting volunteer opportunities for people of all ages at the Air Zoo

As a non-profit, the Air Zoo is supported annually by hundreds of amazing volunteers. Recently, our team has been supported by Zach Zlomek - an aspiring Eagle Scout - who has been working on his Eagle Project. As part of his project, Zach has coordinated over a month of volunteer hours (on 40 hour weeks) to repair, sand, paint and set up 14 new (to us) display cases.  Over the weekend, Zach and his crew of volunteers helped set up 4 of these display cases to include new stories about: (... Read More
at Thursday, Oct 15, 2020

The Story of our FM-2 Wildcat

IT WAS A COLD DAY OVER LAKE MICHIGAN On December 28, 1944, it was just 15 degrees in Michigan when the FM-2 Wildcat fighter plane that currently calls the Air Zoo’s East Campus Restoration Center home crashed into the icy waters of Lake Michigan. One of the US Navy’s most successful fighters in early WWII, this particular Wildcat was being used to train pilots for aircraft carrier landing and takeoff over Lake Michigan. After completing two take offs and landings that fateful day,... Read More
Posted by Abby Sample at Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

Historical Society of Michigan recognizes volunteer Don Sanborn with 2019 State History Award

We are excited to announce that long time Air Zoo volunteer and docent, Donald Sanborn, will be honored Friday, September 27, 2019, at the State History Awards Banquet in Ludington, MI. Don will be receiving the Distinguished Volunteer Service Award, presented by the Historical Society of Michigan as part of the 2019 Michigan History Conference.   The 2019 State History Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service will be given to Donald H. Sanborn of Portage for his decades of servi... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Sep 16, 2019


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