MTM On The Road: The Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti

Museums help us remember and preserve historical moments from the past.

The Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti is an aviation museum that takes you back into time to World War I and World War II.

The museum has a variation of exhibits and planes on display. If you’re getting excited for the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City for when the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds take to the skies opening weekend on June 29 and 30th, then there is an exhibit at the museum for you!

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds exhibit features a F-84 airplane and the stories of some of the pilots from the 1950s.

Oftentimes at Museums, you aren’t able to touch what’s on display.

However, at the Yankee Air Museum you’re actually able to fly in four airplanes from World War II! All you have to do is book a flight.

On June 15th and 16th, The Wings Over Northern Michigan airshow and aircraft show in Gaylord will have planes from the Yankee Air Museum that will be able to take you up into the skies.

The fun for kids can continue throughout the summer with the museum’s summer camps.

Camps include gallery tours, demonstrations from the expert Yankee Air Museum staff, and hands-on experimenting.

Campers will compete in team engineering challenges, learn about extreme weather, explore the science behind magic and illusions, get a chance to build rockets, and think like innovative scientists, all with the back drop of historic air planes and Willow Run Airport.”

Wake up with Regan Blissett and Stephanie Adkins as they give you an inside look that will make you want to plan your day trip to the museum today!

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