Yankee Air Museum "Friday Night Flights" 2020 Drive In Airshows

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Yankee Air Museum "Friday Night Flights" 2020 Drive In Airshows

Post by smalldude333 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:26 pm

Friday Night Flights 2020 "Drive In" Flyover
Presented by: The Yankee Air Museum
August 21 and September 11, 2020
Ypsilanti, Michigan
https://yankeeairmuseum.org/events/
Aircraft Participating:
B-17 Flying Fortress "Yankee Lady"
B-25 Mitchell "Yankee Warrior"
C-47 Skytrain "Hairless Joe"
UH-1H Huey "Greyhound"
P-51 Mustang "Old Crow"
P-51 Mustang
PT-17 Stearman
PT-17 Stearman
O-2 Skymaster
O-2 Skymaster

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS will feature an Air Display of the Museum’s Historic Flying Aircraft Collection along with a few special guests during a one-hour Air Display at Willow Run Airport on August 21 & September 11. Each Air Display will begin at 6:00 PM with gates opening at 5:00 PM. The event will end promptly at 7:00 PM.
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Post by RyanS » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:02 pm

Just to add some more details, this is only open to 40 cars each night with drive-in style viewing. Tickets are $250 and I believe only open to members.

As for other aircraft, I imagine the Huey will be part of it and probably also Roush's P-51 Mustangs.

I'm curious where the viewing will be set up; quite possibly the museum parking lot which means very high flyovers.
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Post by smalldude333 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:16 pm

RyanS wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:02 pm Just to add some more details, this is only open to 40 cars each night with drive-in style viewing. Tickets are $250 and I believe only open to members.

As for other aircraft, I imagine the Huey will be part of it and probably also Roush's P-51 Mustangs.

I'm curious where the viewing will be set up; quite possibly the museum parking lot which means very high flyovers.
Thanks for the extra info. I don't think there will be anything to special. They could possibly do a special 9/11 tribute flyover but that is just my idea.

I also believe that the Yankee Air Museum has a Waco biplane that could possibly be a part of it.
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Post by smalldude333 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:43 pm

Here is the list of aircraft participating!

B-17
B-25
C-47
UH-1H
O-2
O-2
SNV-1
PT-17
PT-17
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Post by RyanS » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:48 pm

smalldude333 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:16 pm Thanks for the extra info. I don't think there will be anything to special. They could possibly do a special 9/11 tribute flyover but that is just my idea.

I also believe that the Yankee Air Museum has a Waco biplane that could possibly be a part of it.

I imagine because it is so pricey people will park on the side of Ecorse Road and watch it :D (If the road is not closed for it).
YAM actually no longer has the Waco, but I haven't heard why they got rid of it.

I think the concern about off-site viewing is why they are sending this info to members only. So far they haven't said that it's supposed to be a secret, but I wouldn't be shocked if that's what they're going for. If the first one attracts a huge crowd, the others may get shut down.
smalldude333 wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:43 pm The person that planned it emailed me the list of aircraft participating!

B-17
B-25
C-47
UH-1H
O-2
O-2
SNV-1
PT-17
PT-17
Awesome info! I'd bet all of those are based at KYIP.
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Post by smalldude333 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:58 pm

If they reach full capacity at the first flyover, they would probably still host the next two flyovers.

I am also wondering if they will have different aircraft on different days.

I believe only the C-47, B-17, B-25, and Huey are based at KYIP.
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Post by kalamazookid » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:40 pm

Cool (and pricy) idea. Nice way for members to support the museum.

YAM is also planning a "Speakeasy" event on September 19 to unveil the airworthy Ford Trimotor they just acquired. It is actually the oldest Ford Trimotor in existence. I'm assuming the fact that the museum no longer has the Waco is related to the acquisition of the Ford. More info on the museum events page:

https://yankeeairmuseum.org/events/
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Post by smalldude333 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:06 pm

P-51 Mustang "Old Crow" was added to the list!
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Post by smalldude333 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:19 pm

YAM's website has added the aircraft list for Friday Night Flights under "More Details". Although it seems to be missing the SNV-1 and second PT-17.
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Post by smalldude333 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:23 pm

The second PT-17 is officially not coming and the SNV-1 is now pending.
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