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Category: WWII Aircraft

The Air Zoo launches competition, nationally, to raise $100,000 for completion of the SBD-2P & F-117 Nighthawk restorations in 2021

April 21, 2021 Portage, MI – Excitement is building at the Air Zoo as they announce a competition of mass proportions to complete the restoration of the Douglas SBD-2P Dauntless (Bu. No. 2173) and the F-117 Nighthawk Shaba (tail number 817) in 2021. Anyone who has visited the Air Zoo, or follows them on social media, knows that one of their most inspiring experiences is housed in the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center. Since 2013, the Air Zoo has proudly boasted one of the... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
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B-17 Flying Fortress to Visit Air Zoo Last Michigan Stop in the 2020 Salute to Victory Tour 

The Yankee Air Museum announced it is dispatching its flagship, the Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” to the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum at Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport on Saturday, October 3, 2020.  The Museum’s award winning World War II heavy bomber is visiting the area, offering self-guided tours and Air Adventure rides.  The plane will arrive at approximately 10:00AM.  Flight operations are scheduled to begin at 11:00AM at the Air Zoo,... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020
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 WWII Transport Airplane to Visit Air Zoo

August 11, 2020,  Portage MI —The Douglas C-47 “Hairless Joe,” cargo plane will visit the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  The plane and crew will be arriving around 9am and plan to offer Air Adventure rides to those interested in booking a seat for flights scheduled that morning. “We are elated to have an opportunity to offer the community an exciting distraction. Whether folks want to book a ride or just enjoy the... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Aug 10, 2020
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