Michigan Aerospace Foundation http://wemu.org en Lot Of Work Still Needed To Save Portion Of Willow Run Bomber Plant http://wemu.org/post/lot-work-still-needed-save-portion-willow-run-bomber-plant <div>Smiling faces abound at the Yankee Air Museum as they are set to clear the first hurdle in saving a portion of the Willow Run bomber plant. &nbsp;A lot of work however is still needed to achieve their goal.</div><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 22:09:12 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45241 at http://wemu.org Lot Of Work Still Needed To Save Portion Of Willow Run Bomber Plant Yankee Air Museum To Sign Purchase Agreement For Bomber Plant http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-sign-purchase-agreement-bomber-plant <p>The Yankee Air Museum’s fundraising effort has been successful enough to move forward with a purchase agreement for a portion of the former Willow Run bomber plant.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:42:06 +0000 Bob Eccles 45143 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum To Sign Purchase Agreement For Bomber Plant Yankee Air Museum Welcomes Spirit of '45 Express http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-welcomes-spirit-45-express <p>With less than a month to go in its fundraising effort to buy part of the former Willow Run bomber plant, the Yankee Air Museum today welcomes the Spirit of '45 Express to Hangar 1 at Willow Run airport.</p><p></p><p>The Spirit of '45 Express crosses the country to remind Americans how the people of our nation came together and helped each other during World War II.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:49:21 +0000 Bob Eccles 44408 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Welcomes Spirit of '45 Express Bomber Hanger Deadline, World Record Attempt Approaching http://wemu.org/post/bomber-hanger-deadline-world-record-attempt-approaching <p>The deadline&nbsp; for the Yankee Air Museum to raise the amount of money needed to save part of the Willow Run Bomber Plant from demolition is about a month away now.</p><p></p><p>Dennis Norton is the the President of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation and the Founder of the Yankee Air Museum. He said it's more important now than ever for people to step up and help save the plant.<br /><br />"The demolition of the plant is going on right now," Norton said. "We have only until May 1st to save our piece of it."</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:17:56 +0000 Laura Heffner 43498 at http://wemu.org Bomber Hanger Deadline, World Record Attempt Approaching Yankee Air Museum Holding Ceremony and Tour at Willow Run Airport Saturday http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-holding-ceremony-and-tour-willow-run-airport-saturday <p>We should soon have a better idea of how the Yankee Air Museum is doing in its effort to raise enough money to buy part of the former Willow Run bomber plant for its new home.&nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:12:35 +0000 Bob Eccles 36799 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Holding Ceremony and Tour at Willow Run Airport Saturday Yankee Air Museum Fundraising Deadline Extended http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-fundraising-deadline-extended <p>The <a href="http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/">Yankee Air Museum </a>has a little more time to raise the money needed to buy a section of the former Willow Run bomber plant for its new home.&nbsp;</p><p>RACER Trust, the company handling the disposition of former General Motors properties, including the Willow Run plant, says the campaign's "success and momentum" warranted a 60-day extension.&nbsp;</p><p>Thursday was supposed to be the deadline for the Yankee Air Museum to raise $8 million to buy a 175-thousand square foot section of the plant.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:42:18 +0000 Bob Eccles 32952 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Fundraising Deadline Extended Yankee Air Museum Takes to Skies to Raise Awareness of Bomber Plant Campaign [Photo Gallery] http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-takes-skies-raise-awareness-bomber-plant-campaign-photo-gallery <p>The <a href="http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/">Yankee Air Museum</a> has until August 1st to raise just under $5 million to buy a section of the Willow Run bomber plant for its new home.&nbsp; As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the museum on Wednesday gave donors and members of the media flights on its B-17 bomber to raise awareness of the campaign.</p><p>Learn how you can take a once in a lifetime ride on the B-17 Yankee Lady here :&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/yam/fly/">http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/yam/fly/</a></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:35:51 +0000 Bob Eccles 32341 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Takes to Skies to Raise Awareness of Bomber Plant Campaign [Photo Gallery] Yankee Air Museum Wants To Buy Part Of Historic Bomber Plant http://wemu.org/post/yankee-air-museum-wants-buy-part-historic-bomber-plant <p>The Yankee Air Museum wants to buy part of the plant where B-24 bombers were built during World War II to use as its new home.</p><p>It'll cost six million dollars to buy the very end of the former Willow Run Powertrain plant where the bombers rolled out from 1942 to 1945.&nbsp; That's according to Dennis Norton, President of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation - the sister organization and funding arm of the Yankee Air Museum.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:47:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 28428 at http://wemu.org Yankee Air Museum Wants To Buy Part Of Historic Bomber Plant