87GROUNDED From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
I lived in Ypsilanti when I was a kid and remember going out to Willow Run and watching airplanes with for hours at a time. It's been over 20 years since I was last there and I'm sure a lot has changed.
Can anyone give me a rundown on what's happening at one of my favorite airports in the world?
On your deathbed you'll receive total consiousness- so I've got that going for me.
TeamAmerica From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1761 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3031 times:
Last time I visited Ypsilanti there were several cargo operations active there. According to their website http://www.willowrunairport.com/ they have 100,000 operations there annually. From what I saw, I believe it. Lots of old freighters.
Yes. Sadly, they lost several small aircraft under restoration, almost all their tools, parts and a large collection of artifacts. Good news is they saved all of their flying collection. IIRC they are to build a new facility, remaining at Willow Run.