…And Coming To A Town Near You!


The 2003 event retraces the historic 4,000-mile route of the uncompleted 1932 tour with stops in more than two dozen cities. The National Air Tour will start at the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airport, near Detroit, Sept. 8. See our video interview with Greg Herrick, founder and president of The Aviation Foundation of America Inc. The official program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with departures beginning at 9 a.m. After departing from the airport, the tour will fly around Ford’s World Headquarters as a salute to Edsel and Henry Ford and then “touch wheels” at Ford Airport (Detroit Proving Grounds) to officially begin the National Air Tour 2003. The process will be repeated prior to landing at Willow Run upon the tour’s return on Sept. 24.