New Name, Same Important Mission

The Michigan Aerospace Foundation will be called the Yankee Air Museum Foundation

The Michigan Aerospace Foundation (MAF) is the fundraising arm of the Yankee Air Museum. Its purpose is planning and funding the expansion of the Museum’s facilities. Currently, the MAF is focused on renovating a portion of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the new home of the Yankee Air Museum through the Save the Bomber Plant Campaign.

To better connect the foundation to the institution it supports, the foundation will be doing business as (DBA) the Yankee Air Museum Foundation. Michigan Aerospace Foundation will still exist as the formal legal entity and 501(c)3 non-profit, but the new name, Yankee Air Museum Foundation, will be used for promotions, communications and solicitations.

WATCH THE VIDEO! Share the excitement of our vision: a new home for the Yankee Air Museum in the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant near Ypsilanti, Michigan!


 Yankee Air Museum's Air Adventures Program now offers open cockpit flights in our WACO YMF-5 Super Biplane, The latest addition to our fleet of aircraft

Yankee Air Museum's Air Adventures Program now offers open cockpit flights in our WACO YMF-5 Super Biplane, The latest addition to our fleet of aircraft

THE YANKEE AIR MUSEUM The Michigan Aerospace Foundation funds the facilities expansion of the Yankee Air Museum located at Willow Run Airport, Michigan. Founded in 1982, the Yankee Air Museum brings to life the exciting stories of aviation, technology and industry through exhibits, STEM educational programs, and flight experiences in our vintage flyable aircraft. Learn more...

 Guinness World Record: Rosie the RIveters gather to support our campaign to save THE Willow Run Bomber Plant

Guinness World Record: Rosie the RIveters gather to support our campaign to save THE Willow Run Bomber Plant

SAVE THE BOMBER PLANT Our current efforts are focused on the preservation of a portion of the historic WWII Willow Run Bomber Plant as the future new home of the Yankee Air Museum. With nationwide support, we've succeeded in our initial goal to purchase and preserve our part of the plant, and are now shifting our efforts to raising the funds needed to renovate the interior and begin building exhibits. Learn more...

 A new home in the old Bomber Plant will allow us to telL important stories of American aviation and technology

A new home in the old Bomber Plant will allow us to telL important stories of American aviation and technology

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES The Save The Bomber Plant campaign has focused national media attention on the historical significance of Willow Run, and our efforts to preserve it. Overwhelming popular enthusiasm has attracted individual, foundation, and corporate donors at all levels. Giving and recognition opportunities for major donors are available for the exciting new facility and exhibits we have planned. Learn more...