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Yankee Air Museum's WWII B-17 "Yankee Lady" Flight Experiences​
July 9 & 10, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

B-17 in flight

Yankee Air Museum's WWII The Yankee Lady B-17 Flying Fortress will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, for flight experiences this year at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority

Expected arrival time in the early/mid-afternoon (Times will be updated closer to event) (weather pending) in Port Clinton.

Flight experiences at the Liberty Aviation Museum during 2016 will be offered in several time slots: 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 29th
Wednesday, July 9 & 10
Saturday & Sunday, August 6th & 7th
Wednesday, August 10th
Wednesday, August 24th

PLEASE CALL prior to traveling long distances out on the day of the event to insure that the aircraft is coming to the museum.

Rides on the B-17 are $450.00 per person. 30min in air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft.

Those who book a ride in advance on the B-17 will receive FREE admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum.

Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab", scrolling down to the location that you are interested in, and submitting the form online.

By Phone: (Dave Wright, coordinator) 734-483-4030 Ext. 236 to place your order reservation over the phone.

Flight experiences on the B-17G are $450 and can be purchased as gifts for others.

Ground walk through tours may be available through the aircraft. Walk through aircraft tours on the B-17 are $5 for adults (age 15 and above) $2 for kids (age 6 to 15) and kids under 6 are free. (Does not include Liberty Aviation Museum admission)

You are always welcome to call to verify availability of ground tours and if the plane will be at the museum. In inclement weather, the plane will not fly or travel out to the museum so please call before traveling long distances.

The B-17 "Yankee Lady" is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum, based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. These rides provide a person with a multi-sensory, immersive experience in the type of World War II aircraft commonly called a Flying Fortress. Once the plane reaches level flight, people can move around and at a comfortable 1000 foot altitude traveling at 150 mph the view and photo opportunities are outstanding. Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information about Yankee Air Museum: call 734-483-4030 or visit the www.yankeeairmuseum.org website.

For a 90 second video glimpse into a FLEX Ride aboard our aircraft visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI

Any questions, please read the FAQ's on Yankee's page located here http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/documents/YAM_FAQ.pdf





Junior Pilot Camp​
July 18 - 22, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum and the Erie-Ottawa International Airport

Come learn the basics of flying. This week long class will expose children 12yrs-18 yrs of age to the aviation industry. The class will include hands on experience in the physics and history of flight, as well as exposure to airport maintenance and management. The class will also include a intro flight in an airplane and rotorcraft. Students will tour the Liberty Aviation Museum, see WWII vintage aircraft, and tour the Erie-Ottawa International Airport facilities and more! Reserve your child's spot today! For more information or to obtain an application, please contact us at erieottawainternational@gmail.com or call 419-734-6297. Cost of the camp is $150.00 per student. The cost includes a box lunch each day. Scholarships are available. The deadline to register and for payment is 2 weeks prior to the start of the selected camp.





Yankee Air Museum's C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Flight Experiences​​
July 23, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

C-47

The Liberty Aviation Museum is pleased to announce sightseeing rides in Yankee Air Museum's Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on the following dates (weather permitting) at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio:

Dates: April 30th, July 2nd & 3rd, July 23rd, August 6th & 7th and September 17 & 18th.

Times: TBA

Ground Tours of the Aircraft may be available Ground Tours inside the C-47 are $5 for adults (age 15 and up) $2 for kids (age 6 to 15) and kids under 6 are free. (Does not include museum admission)

C-47 Sightseeing Flights cost $195.00 Gift certificates are available now.

**Every guest who books a flight with Yankee Air Museum receives FREE admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum during their visit. (Does not include any special event admission, museum only)

Please email C-47rides@yankeeairmuseum.org, visit our website at www.yankeeairmuseum.org, or call 734-776-7596 for more information. (If the location is not listed, call or email Yankee Air Museum for information on booking)

The C-47 "Yankee Doodle Dandy” owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum (YAM) and based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be offering sightseeing rides on this award winning vintage aircraft.

The C-47 aircraft is a commercial Douglas DC-3 converted for military use during WWII that served in a variety of capacities in multiple operations throughout the war and beyond. The C-47 has often been referred by some of its former WWII pilots as the most rugged and reliable aircraft flown during the war. This can be attributed to the fact that its genesis was the Douglas DC-3, which was a commercial, passenger airliner. At that time the design specifications for commercial aircraft were far more rigid than for aircraft built solely for military use.

These hearty aircraft served to transport paratroopers to their destinations and played a vital role in the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge. They also were used to transport troops, to tow gliders used for troop insertions behind enemy lines, to evacuate the wounded, and to deliver supplies. After the war, many C-47s were converted back to commercial DC-3 passenger airliners.

C-47 flights will give riders an exciting sightseeing experience over some of Port Clinton’s most interesting and familiar areas. After boarding and taxiing, and leveling off at a comfortable 1200’ altitude the C-47 riders will be able to move about the cabin and enjoy all the views.



Yankee Air Museum's WWII B-17 "Yankee Lady" Flight Experiences​
August 6 & 7 and August 10, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

B-17 in flight

Yankee Air Museum's WWII The Yankee Lady B-17 Flying Fortress will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, for flight experiences this year at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority

Expected arrival time in the early/mid-afternoon (Times will be updated closer to event) (weather pending) in Port Clinton.

Flight experiences at the Liberty Aviation Museum during 2016 will be offered in several time slots: 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 29th
Wednesday, July 9 & 10
Saturday & Sunday, August 6th & 7th
Wednesday, August 10th
Wednesday, August 24th

PLEASE CALL prior to traveling long distances out on the day of the event to insure that the aircraft is coming to the museum.

Rides on the B-17 are $450.00 per person. 30min in air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft.

Those who book a ride in advance on the B-17 will receive FREE admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum.

Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab", scrolling down to the location that you are interested in, and submitting the form online.

By Phone: (Dave Wright, coordinator) 734-483-4030 Ext. 236 to place your order reservation over the phone.

Flight experiences on the B-17G are $450 and can be purchased as gifts for others.

Ground walk through tours may be available through the aircraft. Walk through aircraft tours on the B-17 are $5 for adults (age 15 and above) $2 for kids (age 6 to 15) and kids under 6 are free. (Does not include Liberty Aviation Museum admission)

You are always welcome to call to verify availability of ground tours and if the plane will be at the museum. In inclement weather, the plane will not fly or travel out to the museum so please call before traveling long distances.

The B-17 "Yankee Lady" is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum, based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. These rides provide a person with a multi-sensory, immersive experience in the type of World War II aircraft commonly called a Flying Fortress. Once the plane reaches level flight, people can move around and at a comfortable 1000 foot altitude traveling at 150 mph the view and photo opportunities are outstanding. Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information about Yankee Air Museum: call 734-483-4030 or visit the www.yankeeairmuseum.org website.

For a 90 second video glimpse into a FLEX Ride aboard our aircraft visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI

Any questions, please read the FAQ's on Yankee's page located here http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/documents/YAM_FAQ.pdf





Yankee Air Museum's C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Flight Experiences​​
August 6 & 7, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

C-47

The Liberty Aviation Museum is pleased to announce sightseeing rides in Yankee Air Museum's Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on the following dates (weather permitting) at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio:

Dates: April 30th, July 2nd & 3rd, July 23rd, August 6th & 7th and September 17 & 18th.

Times: TBA

Ground Tours of the Aircraft may be available Ground Tours inside the C-47 are $5 for adults (age 15 and up) $2 for kids (age 6 to 15) and kids under 6 are free. (Does not include museum admission)

C-47 Sightseeing Flights cost $195.00 Gift certificates are available now.

**Every guest who books a flight with Yankee Air Museum receives FREE admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum during their visit. (Does not include any special event admission, museum only)

Please email C-47rides@yankeeairmuseum.org, visit our website at www.yankeeairmuseum.org, or call 734-776-7596 for more information. (If the location is not listed, call or email Yankee Air Museum for information on booking)

The C-47 "Yankee Doodle Dandy” owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum (YAM) and based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be offering sightseeing rides on this award winning vintage aircraft.

The C-47 aircraft is a commercial Douglas DC-3 converted for military use during WWII that served in a variety of capacities in multiple operations throughout the war and beyond. The C-47 has often been referred by some of its former WWII pilots as the most rugged and reliable aircraft flown during the war. This can be attributed to the fact that its genesis was the Douglas DC-3, which was a commercial, passenger airliner. At that time the design specifications for commercial aircraft were far more rigid than for aircraft built solely for military use.

These hearty aircraft served to transport paratroopers to their destinations and played a vital role in the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge. They also were used to transport troops, to tow gliders used for troop insertions behind enemy lines, to evacuate the wounded, and to deliver supplies. After the war, many C-47s were converted back to commercial DC-3 passenger airliners.

C-47 flights will give riders an exciting sightseeing experience over some of Port Clinton’s most interesting and familiar areas. After boarding and taxiing, and leveling off at a comfortable 1200’ altitude the C-47 riders will be able to move about the cabin and enjoy all the views.



EAA Chapter 1247 Pancake Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast​
August 7, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

Time: 8am - Noon

Cost: TBD

Location: Liberty Aviation Museum (exact location within facility TBD) at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport (PCW)

For more info on the EAA Chapter 1247, please visit: http://www.1247.eaachapter.org/

All proceeds of this event are to benefit the EAA 1247 "Tin Goose" Chapter for local scholarships and more.



Junior Pilot Camp​
August 8 - 12, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum and the Erie-Ottawa International Airport

Come learn the basics of flying. This week long class will expose children 12yrs-18 yrs of age to the aviation industry. The class will include hands on experience in the physics and history of flight, as well as exposure to airport maintenance and management. The class will also include a intro flight in an airplane and rotorcraft. Students will tour the Liberty Aviation Museum, see WWII vintage aircraft, and tour the Erie-Ottawa International Airport facilities and more! Reserve your child's spot today! For more information or to obtain an application, please contact us at erieottawainternational@gmail.com or call 419-734-6297. Cost of the camp is $150.00 per student. The cost includes a box lunch each day. Scholarships are available. The deadline to register and for payment is 2 weeks prior to the start of the selected camp.





Yankee Air Museum's WWII B-17 "Yankee Lady" Flight Experiences​
August 24, 2016

at the Liberty Aviation Museum

B-17 in flight

Yankee Air Museum's WWII The Yankee Lady B-17 Flying Fortress will be visiting the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton, Ohio, for flight experiences this year at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority

Expected arrival time in the early/mid-afternoon (Times will be updated closer to event) (weather pending) in Port Clinton.

Flight experiences at the Liberty Aviation Museum during 2016 will be offered in several time slots: 3pm, 4pm, & 5pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, June 29th
Wednesday, July 9 & 10
Saturday & Sunday, August 6th & 7th
Wednesday, August 10th
Wednesday, August 24th

PLEASE CALL prior to traveling long distances out on the day of the event to insure that the aircraft is coming to the museum.

Rides on the B-17 are $450.00 per person. 30min in air, 15min of briefing and familiarization of aircraft.

Those who book a ride in advance on the B-17 will receive FREE admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum.

Reservations can be made online here: www.yankeeairmuseum.org, click on the "Book a flight experience tab", scrolling down to the location that you are interested in, and submitting the form online.

By Phone: (Dave Wright, coordinator) 734-483-4030 Ext. 236 to place your order reservation over the phone.

Flight experiences on the B-17G are $450 and can be purchased as gifts for others.

Ground walk through tours may be available through the aircraft. Walk through aircraft tours on the B-17 are $5 for adults (age 15 and above) $2 for kids (age 6 to 15) and kids under 6 are free. (Does not include Liberty Aviation Museum admission)

You are always welcome to call to verify availability of ground tours and if the plane will be at the museum. In inclement weather, the plane will not fly or travel out to the museum so please call before traveling long distances.

The B-17 "Yankee Lady" is owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum, based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan. These rides provide a person with a multi-sensory, immersive experience in the type of World War II aircraft commonly called a Flying Fortress. Once the plane reaches level flight, people can move around and at a comfortable 1000 foot altitude traveling at 150 mph the view and photo opportunities are outstanding. Yankee Air Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. For more information about Yankee Air Museum: call 734-483-4030 or visit the www.yankeeairmuseum.org website.

For a 90 second video glimpse into a FLEX Ride aboard our aircraft visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkfBZgPnQI

Any questions, please read the FAQ's on Yankee's page located here http://www.yankeeairmuseum.org/documents/YAM_FAQ.pdf





Yankee Air Museum's C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" Flight Experiences​​
September 17 & 18, 2016

C-47

The Liberty Aviation Museum is pleased to announce sightseeing rides in Yankee Air Museum's Douglas C-47 Skytrain "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on the following dates (weather permitting) at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport in Port Clinton, Ohio:

Dates: April 30th, July 2nd & 3rd, July 23rd, August 6th & 7th and September 17 & 18th.

Times: TBA

Ground Tours of the Aircraft may be available Ground Tours inside the C-47 are $5 for adults (age 15 and up) $2 for kids (age 6 to 15) and kids under 6 are free. (Does not include museum admission)

C-47 Sightseeing Flights cost $195.00 Gift certificates are available now.

**Every guest who books a flight with Yankee Air Museum receives FREE admission to the Liberty Aviation Museum during their visit. (Does not include any special event admission, museum only)

Please email C-47rides@yankeeairmuseum.org, visit our website at www.yankeeairmuseum.org, or call 734-776-7596 for more information. (If the location is not listed, call or email Yankee Air Museum for information on booking)

The C-47 "Yankee Doodle Dandy” owned and operated by the Yankee Air Museum (YAM) and based at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Michigan will be offering sightseeing rides on this award winning vintage aircraft.

The C-47 aircraft is a commercial Douglas DC-3 converted for military use during WWII that served in a variety of capacities in multiple operations throughout the war and beyond. The C-47 has often been referred by some of its former WWII pilots as the most rugged and reliable aircraft flown during the war. This can be attributed to the fact that its genesis was the Douglas DC-3, which was a commercial, passenger airliner. At that time the design specifications for commercial aircraft were far more rigid than for aircraft built solely for military use.

These hearty aircraft served to transport paratroopers to their destinations and played a vital role in the D-Day invasion at Normandy as well as the Battle of the Bulge. They also were used to transport troops, to tow gliders used for troop insertions behind enemy lines, to evacuate the wounded, and to deliver supplies. After the war, many C-47s were converted back to commercial DC-3 passenger airliners.

C-47 flights will give riders an exciting sightseeing experience over some of Port Clinton’s most interesting and familiar areas. After boarding and taxiing, and leveling off at a comfortable 1200’ altitude the C-47 riders will be able to move about the cabin and enjoy all the views.