April 22, 2019—Opportunity knocks – Yankee Air Museum’s 24th Annual Bomber Buffing event is going to be held on
Here’s the deal: participants pay nothing, and will:
- Get up close and personal with two aviation icons – the Museum’s B-17G Yankee Lady and B-25D Yankee Warrior
- Help get these legends ready for the 2019 flying season by polishing their aluminum skin
- Meet some people who share a common passion – aviation history
- Enjoy a free pizza lunch with soft drinks
- Talk to some of the Willow Run Tribute Rosies, who commemorate the work of female defense plant workers during WWII – such as at the Willow Run Bomber Plant
- Walk through the remaining part of the Bomber Plant, which is now being renovated. Museum staff will be available to provide an update on construction progress.
All the Museum asks from participants are a few soft rags and some elbow grease.
As an added bonus, people will have the opportunity to purchase rides on either the Museum’s C-47 (cost -$95 per ride) or WACO biplane ($225 per seat, $325 for a double, with a weight restriction of
The Museum’s Executive Director, Kevin Walsh notes: “The Bomber Buffing event is one of the Museum’s highlights of the year – we love getting people close up to our aircraft. Why not come out and see for yourself?”
Yankee Air Museum security volunteers will be on hand to help direct free parking and access to the Bomber Buffing. As in previous years,
Hangar 1 is on the northwest side of the airfield. Entry will be through the door under the awning of M2 Aircraft Management, Willow Run Airport, Hangar 1, 801 Kirk Profit Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198. The Bomber Buffing event is free to everyone and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
About Yankee Air Museum: Established in 1981 and celebrating its 38thAnniversary in 2019, the Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. The Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of US military aviation, technology, and home-front efforts while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments