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Category: Yankee Air Museum

Historic Flying Fortress to Visit Air Zoo in Honor the Heroes Tour

The Air Zoo is preparing to welcome their 3 rd visiting aircraft of the summer. The Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady ,” will visit the Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Center’s Flight Discovery Center, beginning Friday August 13, 2021.  The estimated time of arrival is 12:30PM and will stay until late Saturday afternoon.  This incredible aircraft last visited the Air Zoo May 31st - June 2nd of 2019, as part of the Air Zoo’s 40 th Anniversary... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Aug 11, 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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D-Day remembered at the Air Zoo

It was truly an amazing weekend for our Air Zoo family and the Kalamazoo community!  Quick recap - Our talented Exhibits & Collections team debuted a breathtaking display for the public, surrounding the significant roles airplanes, paratroopers and all things aviation played in the largest seaborne invasion in world history, D-Day, on June 6, 1944.  As America reflects on the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019, the Air Zoo's exhibition which explores the invasion through... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Thursday, Jun 6, 2019
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Air Zoo Celebrates 40 Years of Operations Throughout 2019!

Portage, MI , May 3, 2019 – In 2019, the Air Zoo celebrates four decades of flight and family; people, planes, and programs; spacecraft and science; education and exhibitions! They may have opened their doors in November of 1979, but visitors will get the chance to celebrate the 40 th Anniversary all year long in 2019! Exciting exhibits, public and VIP events, fly-ins, open houses, special visitors, symposiums, and ice cream challenges are just a handful of the inspiring... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, May 3, 2019
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