Hanger 1 Replacement Project

Hanger Fund

Yankee Air Museum needs your help today! We are facing one of the most compelling problems in our history.

Hangar 1 at Willow Run Airport is closing on December 31, 2019. This is where we lease space to maintain our B-17 Yankee Lady, B-25 Yankee Warrior, C-47 Hairless Joeand the Waco biplane. The flyable aircraft need a new home and time is of the essence to build one.

We have studied the options, consulted other hangar operators on the airfield and have reached the only conclusion: Yankee Air Museum needs to build our own permanent home. The hangar must be a modern environment close to our volunteer labor base. There are no other feasible choices and therefore it is time to move forward with the urgent task of planning, financing and constructing a hangar in which we will control our destiny.

We need to raise $1 million more to combine with existing resources to get the job done.

Will you please help us? These hangars must be built. By donating to this project you will also be contributing to the strength of Yankee Air Museum by assuring our flyable aircraft remain airworthy and revenue generating. This is a chance to be part of something colossal. Will you please donate?

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Elisa Guyton, Associate Development Director at 734-483-4030 ext. 227.

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Hangar Replacement FAQ

1. Are the two new hangars an addition to the existing Bomber Plant?

    No. The two hangars are being built within the existing structure.

2. Why are we building two hangars instead of one?

    Not only is this the most cost effective plan, it also allows for more fluid movement of our aircraft and for the buildout of the rest of the new museum.
3. Are there any other Hangar options?

    We considered all alternatives, and we have chosen the best option for the museum.
4. Why are we moving out of our current hangar space?

    As of December 31, 2019 the current hangar can no longer be used for aeronautical purposes.
5. Is this going to affect availability of rides in our flying historic aircraft? (Air Adventures)

    No. Our Air Adventure rides will continue as they always have.
6. Is this going to delay the completion of the new museum?

    No. This is the start of the buildout of the new museum.
7. How will my gift be used?

    One hundred percent of your tax-deductible gift will be spent on building the hangars.
Other questions? Please contact our Associate Director of Development Elisa Guyton at 734-483-4030 x 227 or Elisa.Guyton@YankeeAirMuseum.org