Events

Save the Date!

September 2 - Corks In The Concourse Wine Tasting
Where in the World is Amelia?

Save the Date! September 2, 2016 come to the annual Labor Day Weekend Wine Tasting Party "Corks in the Concourse"! Support the museum and join us for a "mystery wine tasting event" as we explore the many different theories surrounding Amelia Earhart! This is our 11th year hosting this fund-raiser and we hope you will attend.

Themed dress is encouraged, but not required! The event is on the eve of the Cleveland National Air Show weekend which will not only host the world famous Navy Blue Angels, but also the F-22 and F-35 and promises to be better than ever. This is a fantastic way to kick off the holiday weekend and support the museum at the same time!

Featuring several different wineries, hors d’oeuvres, music, and much more, you are guaranteed to have a great time while helping the museum. Come meet air show performers, bid on the great items in our silent auction or raffle, get a photo from our photo booth, and enjoy some great food and wine. Tickets are $65 for non-members, $60 for members (both include wine samples and a commemorative wine glass) and $40 for designated drivers. The party starts at 7 p.m. and lasts till 10 p.m. Please RSVP by August 26.

Tickets may be purchased here.

September 17 - B17 Day
The Yankee Air Museum is dispatching its flagship, the Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” to Burke Lakefront Airport for a day of barnstorming on Saturday, September 17, 2016 arriving at 9:00 a.m. The award winning WWII heavy bomber is being hosted by IWASM. The B-17 crew will be offering Flight Experience (FLEX) rides and self-guided tours.

FLEX rides will be offered to the public with seats available beginning at 10:00 a.m. A FLEX ride is a 45-minute experience with approximately 30 minutes of flight time and costs $450.00. To book a flight, visit www.yankeeairmuseum.org and click on “Book a Flight.” Afternoon flights will be available at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. based on customer demand. For more information or to order a B-17 FLEX ride by phone call 734.483.4030, extension 236.

The Yankee Lady will also be open for tours. Self-guided ground tours cost $5.00 for adults aged 15 and above; $2.00 for kids aged 6 to 15 and all others are free. The plane will be open for tours whenever it’s not flying.

October 7 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Join us as long time museum supporter, Bill Meixner, presents the history of the air mail, which is the story of the beginning of commercial aviation here in the USA, and how it developed airports, navigation, communications, and pilot safety, and impacted banking and commerce. Come learn about Cleveland's role in this dangerous early aviation profession. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow. Seats are limited, please RSVP by October 5. Members $15 and non-members $17.

Tickets may be purchased here.

November 5 - Book Sale / Pancake Breakfast
Details coming soon!

November 11 - Dinner with a Slice of History
Join us for author and pilot Marsha J. Wright's presentation of her mother and pioneer aviatrix Margaret Ray Ringenberg. Wright served as her mother’s speech writer, correspondence secretary, and the writer of her biography. Wright attained her private pilot’s license at age 17 and raced with and against her mother in numerous races. Wright’s presentation is a tribute to her mother who served during WWII as a Women’s Air Force Service Pilot (WASP). The presentation of pictures, anecdotes, and facts presents her mother’s life as a WASP, flight instructor, and race pilot including the ‘Round the World Race. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the presentation to follow. Seats are limited, please RSVP by November 9. Members $15 and non-members $17.

Tickets may be purchased here.

November 12 - WOW Conference
Details coming soon!