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MICHIGAN’S LARGEST HISTORIC PLANE RIDE DESTINATION

Book an Air Adventure on one of our five historic aircraft and take a ride into history. Yankee Air Museum’s historic plane rides feature the B-17 Yankee Lady and B-25 Rosie’s Reply bombers, the C-47 Hairless Joe Skytrain, the UH-1 Huey, and the magnificent Ford Tri-Motor. Our aircraft fly from May to October so act now to check off that bucket list item. A great gift for you or a family member.

*Don’t forget–a majority of the cost is also a tax-deductible donation.

B-17 Yankee Lady
B-25 Rosie’s Reply
C-47 Hairless Joe
UH-1 HUEY GREYHOUND

CHOOSE THE AIRCRAFT FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

WHAT TO EXPECT

FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

Click on a selection below to learn what to expect when taking your first Air Adventure in one of our historical aircrafts.

  • Air Adventure locations, dates & times are subject to change due to reasons beyond our control. Flights may be cancelled due to, but not limited to: maintenance, weather and/or other circumstances. All sales are final for Air Adventure flights. All cancelled flights, for any reason, will be re-scheduled at a later date and/or time.
  • Please bring your ticket with you when you arrive for your Air Adventure along with a valid ID.
  • Museum Members must show their valid membership card or welcome email if purchasing on site.
  • We ask that you arrive 1 hour BEFORE your scheduled time and please dress appropriately for the weather. It is about 10-15 degrees cooler in the air than on the ground, however, if the aircraft has been sitting in the sun, the temperature inside can become warm.
  • It is also advised that you wear close-toed shoes.
  • We do not reserve specific seats for any of our aircraft. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore all positions once in the air.
  • Eat a light meal prior to the flight as it will make you feel better if we were to encounter turbulence.
  • Ear protection is provided, however, you are more than welcome to bring your own.
  • The flight offers ample time to move about the aircraft so each passenger can experience different stations during flight. The exception, of course, is that you cannot sit in the pilot or co-pilot seats, we try to keep them in their own seats.
  • All sources of digital media are welcome aboard to capture your incredible experience.
  • All passengers are required to sign a Release of Liability upon arrival.
  • It can be warm the day of your flight which can increase the temperature inside of the aircraft, we suggest bringing your own filled reusable water bottle to help keep you cool and hydrated.  Not all locations that we travel to will have filling stations.
  • Children still using booster seats in a vehicle are too young to fly. (Age 8 OR 4’9”) This is because the seat-belts on the aircraft will not fit them properly.
  • For weight and balance purposes aboard the UH-1 Huey, there is a weight restriction of 275 lbs per person.
  • In the event the aircraft cannot fly (i.e. weather, mechanical issues, etc.), we will notify you as soon as possible and reschedule your Air Adventure.

Upon Arrival:

Please arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled flight time to get checked in and briefed for your flight. At that time, you will be asked to present your ticket and a valid ID, and to sign a release form.

Preflight:

A crew member will discuss aircraft safety with you and the other passengers prior to engine start. All seating and flight procedures will be discussed at that time. All passengers must be seated and secured for engine start, taxi, takeoff and landing.

In Flight:

Once the aircraft is airborne, you will be allowed to walk about the aircraft as you like. Take this time to visit the various compartments of the aircraft like the nose, cockpit, waist, and tail sections. This is a great opportunity for you to take photos, video, or even stream your experience. Each passenger is allowed five minutes in the nose section of the B-17 and B-25 during flight.

Keep in mind that these aircraft are loud and it can be difficult to hear each other during flight. Please pay attention to your surroundings and the crew members for any in-flight instructions.

Landing:

A signal will be given to secure yourself for landing. At that time all passengers must be seated and secured for landing, taxi, and engine shutdown. The crew will help you exit the aircraft after shutdown and securing the aircraft.

  • Children still using booster seats in a vehicle are too young to fly in our aircraft.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. People aged 16 or older can fly alone with written permission from a parent or guardian.
  • People under the age of 18 need written approval from a parent or guardian. If neither will be in attendance with the child, please call/email to get the waiver ahead of time. 734-252-6457
    or airadventures@yankeeairmuseum.org

Mobility:

Our aircraft were not designed for standard passenger operations; however, we have successfully flown individuals of limited mobility. Please Note:

  • Passengers MUST be able to get in and out of the aircraft on their own volition, or with a MINIMAL amount of assistance to ensure their safety.
  • Passengers should also be able to follow basic verbal instructions without assistance.
  • Anyone with health concerns or pregnancy should always consult their physician before flying.
  • For weight and balance purposes aboard the UH-1 Huey, there is a weight restriction of 275 lbs per person.
  • To enter into the B-25, passengers must climb vertically on a short ladder. To move from the front of the aircraft to the back, you must slide on your back in a tight area above the enclosed bomb bay doors. Mobility is limited.
  • To enter in the C-47, passengers must climb vertically on a short ladder.

All sales are final for Air Adventure flights. 
Failure to show for any flight will forfeit the value of the ticket. Flights may be canceled due to, but not limited to maintenance, weather, and/or other circumstances. All canceled flights, resulting from any reason, will be re-scheduled at a later date and/or time.

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B-17 Yankee Lady

Riding in this magnificent aircraft is a unique experience! Feel the rumble of the engines and transport yourself to an incredible moment.

  • $495 Per Person/ $395 For Museum Members at Companion & Family Levels
  • Approx. 25 Min. Flight

  • Max 12 Passengers

The time of departure is always at the aircrew’s discretion.

Aircraft will stay on location as customer demand, appearance agreement or weather allows.

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July 23-24, 2022Eden Prairie, MN
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C-47 Hairless Joe

Pick a seat in the standard military aircraft that operated from every continent in the world during World War II.

FULL FLIGHT

  • $195 Per Person/ $175 For All Museum Members

  • Approx. 20 Min. Flight

  • Max 12 Passengers

The time of departure is always at the aircrew’s discretion.

Aircraft will stay on location as customer demand, appearance agreement or weather allows.

learn more about this aircraft

Choose a date and place for ticket option.
See Available times by selecting “BOOK NOW!”.

Icon means tickets sold onsite only as a walk-up.

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July 23-24, 2022Eden Prairie, MN
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UH-1 HUEY GREYHOUND

Experience flying in the UH-1H Huey with the doors wide open (weather permitting) and the wind rushing through the aircraft.
  • $99 Per Person/ $89 For All Museum Members

  • Approx. 8 Min. Flight

  • Max 10 Passengers

The time of departure is always at the aircrew’s discretion.

Aircraft will stay on location as customer demand, appearance agreement or weather allows.

learn more about this aircraft

Choose a date and place for ticket option.
See Available times by selecting “BOOK NOW!”.

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Thank you for a wonderful 2021 Season!
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B-25 Rosie’s Reply

Strap in and take a ride in the most widely-produced American twin-engine combat aircraft of World War II.

  • $425 Per Person/ $390 For Museum Members at Companion & Family Levels

  • Approx. 25 Min. Flight

  • Max 6 Passengers

The time of departure is always at the aircrew’s discretion.

Aircraft will stay on location as customer demand, appearance agreement or weather allows.

learn more about this aircraft

Choose a date and place for ticket option.
See Available times by selecting “BOOK NOW!”.

Icon means tickets sold onsite only as a walk-up.

DateLocationBook Now
Thank you for a wonderful 2021 Season!
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Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor

The airplane that started the modern-day airline industry and a staple example of the magnificent aircraft of the Golden Age of Aviation, the Yankee Air Museum is proud to announce the newest member of the Air Adventure fleet: the Ford 4-AT-B Tri-Motor!
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COMING SOON!

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A GIFT OF ADVENTURE

YANKEE AIR MUSEUM GIFT CARD

Give the gift of adventure with a gift card that can be applied to historic plane rides on one of our beautifully restored World War Two Bombers, or feel the past while flying in the C-47 Hairless Joe, or feel the thrill of flying in our Huey, or travel back to the golden age of flight in the Ford Tri-Motor. Give the gift they will celebrate year-round!

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*A majority of the ride cost is a tax-deductible donation to the Yankee Air Museum which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contact your tax consultant for further information.

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