Willow Run Airport http://wemu.org en Baltia Air Lines Title Sponsor Of Thunder Over Michigan Air Show http://wemu.org/post/baltia-air-lines-title-sponsor-thunder-over-michigan-air-show <p>The Thunder over Michigan air show has a new title sponsor.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The show is now the Baltia Air Lines Thunder over Michigan Air Show.&nbsp;</p><p>Baltia Air Lines is the country's newest passenger airline, with offices at Willow Run airport.&nbsp; It plans to start non-stop 747 service between New York and St. Petersburg, Russia after receiving FAA certification in September.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:48:34 +0000 Bob Eccles 47934 at http://wemu.org Baltia Air Lines Title Sponsor Of Thunder Over Michigan Air Show 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 'Rosie The Riveter' World Record Confirmed http://wemu.org/post/rosie-riveter-world-record-confirmed <p>It's official - the 778 people who gathered at the former Willow Run bomber plant set a new world record for the number of people gathered in one place dressed as Rosie the Riveter.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Yankee Air Museum received a letter from publishers of the Guinness Book of World Records indicating that "you have successfully achieved a new Guinness World Records title for 'largest gathering of people dressed as Rosie the Riveter'".&nbsp;</p><p>The museum still needs to raise about $1.25 million by May 1st to save a portion of the plant to use as its new home.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:12:18 +0000 Bob Eccles 44720 at http://wemu.org 'Rosie The Riveter' World Record Confirmed Thunder Over Michigan Returns This Weekend http://wemu.org/post/thunder-over-michigan-returns-weekend <p>The Thunder Over Michigan air show returns to Willow Run Airport this weekend.</p><p><strong>WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details in this report:</strong></p><p></p><p>Vintage war-birds take to the skies above Willow Run Airport this weekend at the 15th annual Thunder Over Michigan air show.&nbsp; Show organizers had to do some quick re-scheduling after the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds jet team was grounded due to sequestration-related budget cuts.&nbsp;</p><p>Show Director Kevin Walsh says it wasn't as big a problem for Thunder Over Michigan as it was for some other air shows.</p><p>Among the performers scheduled to participate in Thunder Over Michigan this weekend:</p><ul><li>A rare gathering of six Vietnam-era Skyraider aircract</li><li>a North American F-100F Super Sabre jet</li><li>British de Havilland Vampire T-55.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/airshow/">Thunder Over Michigan</a> takes place Saturday and Sunday at Willow Run Airport.&nbsp; Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.&nbsp; Kids 15 and under are admitted free</p><p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:13:38 +0000 Bob Eccles 33384 at http://wemu.org 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] Dates Changed For Thunder Over Michigan http://wemu.org/post/dates-changed-thunder-over-michigan <p>With sequestration grounding the U-S Air Force Thunderbirds, the Yankee Air Museum has had to change the dates for its "Thunder over Michigan" air show from Fathers Day weekend to August 10th and 11th.&nbsp;</p><p>Show Director Kevin Walsh says it would have been tough to compete with other events happening that weekend - including a race at Michigan International Speedway without the Thunderbirds.&nbsp;</p><p>He says most of the performers were able to accommodate the date change.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:59:39 +0000 Bob Eccles 28187 at http://wemu.org Dates Changed For Thunder Over Michigan Tuskegee Airman visits Willow Run airport http://wemu.org/post/tuskegee-airman-visits-willow-run-airport <p>One of the last surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen visited Willow Run airport this afternoon in advance of this weekend&#39;s Thunder over Michigan air show.&nbsp; WEMU&#39;s Bob Eccles has the story.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 17:20:37 +0000 Bob Eccles 17442 at http://wemu.org Tuskegee Airman visits Willow Run airport