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At the Historic Willow Run

Michigan Flight Museum

The Michigan Flight Museum covers global conflicts from WW1 to the present with exhibits, educational presentations, special events (like Air Shows), and historic flying aircraft.

Located at the historic Willow Run Airport, the Museum’s Collections & Exhibits building covers 47,000 square feet and houses permanent and rotating aviation and historical displays, restoration projects, a gift shop, and presentation space. Just a couple blocks away from the Museum is the Roush Aeronautics Center. This Center is over 00,000 square feet and houses the Historic Flying Aircraft Collection and offers a large venue for Museum events.

Michigan Flight Museum

A little history

Founded in 1981 and located in Southeastern Michigan, the Museum quickly grew when it acquired its flyable aircraft, offering the public the chance to fly in some of America’s most iconic aircraft. In 2004, the Museum experienced a fire that destroyed the original World War Two building that the Museum was housed in, along with most artifacts and aircraft. The efforts to rebuild began immediately, which allowed the Museum to reopen in 2010 in its current location.

Since its reopening in 2010, the Museum has experienced rapid growth both in its collections as well as in its public programming. The Museum has acquired a dozen static aircraft, and several historic flying aircraft, and continues to open and update exhibits. In the summer of 2022, the Museum completed building its own Roush Aeronautics Center, which is now a permanent home for its flying Aircraft. 

Moving forward

Planning for the future

Museums across the nation have faced the same challenge of staying relevant for the diverse communities that support us. The Michigan Flight Museum recognizes that and strives to make changes that will elevate our impact on our community.

The Museum’s strategic plan focuses on a rebirth of the Museum and raising the public perception of the organization. We will do that through the evolution of our identity, the creation and expansion of interactive exhibits and experiences centered on the history of aeronautics and aerospace industry, and the building of infrastructure to support expanded community outreach.

a dedicated group

MUSEUM STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Click below to view a full list of our Staff and Board of Directors.

The Michigan Flight Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of American aeronautics, aerospace industries, and their associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments.

Museum Staff

Angel Estrada
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

Ashley Myers
Director of Special Events

Brenda Kerfoot
Communications Coordinator

Christina Warren
Customer Service Center Associate

Irene Korich
Development Administrative Assistant

Julie Osborne
Curatorial Director

Kevin T Walsh
President & CEO

Les Klima
Senior Accountant

Megan Favio
Director of Air Adventures

Paul Hakala
Director of Maintenance

Rebecca Folsom
Client Relations & Membership Manager

Sarah Lewkowicz
Retail/Visitor Experience Manager

Tim Wedig
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

Board of Directors

Ray Hunter
Chairman

James Harless
Vice Chairman

Randy Hotton
Treasurer

David R. Steiner
Secretary

Kevin T. Walsh
President, CEO

Rob A. Bovitz

Kelly Burris

Delane Buttacavoli

Peter H. Deloof

Eric Furlotte

Keith Masserang

Brian Higgins
Board Member Emeritus

Foundation Board

James Harless
President

Steven Berner
Treasurer

John Zajac
Secretary

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The Michigan Flight Museum dedicates itself to educating individuals through the history of American aeronautics, aerospace industries, and their associated technologies while inspiring generations through personal experiences to instill pride in our national accomplishments.

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