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IATA / ICAO Codes: YIP / KYIP
Airport Name: Willow Run Airport (YIP)
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
GPS Coordinates: 42°14'16"N by 83°31'49"W
Operator/Owner: Wayne County Airport Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 716 feet (218 meters)
# of Runways: 4
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Facts about Willow Run Airport (YIP) (YIP):

  • Between 1946 and 1947, passenger airlines serving Detroit moved from Detroit City Airport on the city's crowded east side, to Willow Run.
  • Willow Run Airport is in Van Buren Charter Township and in Ypsilanti Township, near Ypsilanti, Michigan, that serves freight, corporate, and general aviation.
  • Because of Willow Run Airport (YIP)'s relatively low elevation of 716 feet, planes can take off or land at Willow Run Airport (YIP) at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • The furthest airport from Willow Run Airport (YIP) (YIP) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,276 miles (18,147 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • The closest airport to Willow Run Airport (YIP) (YIP) is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), which is located only 9 miles (15 kilometers) E of YIP.
  • Opened in 1942, "Willow Run" was synonymous with the American industrial effort that contributed so much to Allied victory in World War II.
  • Almost all of Detroit's scheduled airline flights used Willow Run until 1958, when the coming of the Jet Age drove traffic to the Romulus airfield, which had that year been renamed Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and offered carriers the promise of more efficient and modern operations, with a brand-new terminal designed for the new aircraft, a newly expanded runway configuration and state-of-the-art approach controls that made it the first inland airport in the country certified for commercial jet operations.
  • By fall 1944 Willow Run had moved from the B-24L to the B-24M, the last Liberator to be built in significant numbers.
  • Willow Run Airport (YIP) (YIP) has 4 runways.
  • The Willow Run plant was gigantic.

Map of Nearest Airports from Willow Run Airport (YIP):

List of Nearest Airports from Willow Run Airport (YIP):

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
19.23 miles (14.85 km) EDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)Romulus (near Detroit), Michigan, United StatesView Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on a map Set DTW as destination Airport Get more information about Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
211.05 miles (17.79 km) WAnn Arbor Municipal Airport (ARB)Ann Arbor, Michigan, United StatesView Ann Arbor Municipal Airport on a map Set ARB as destination Airport Get more information about Ann Arbor Municipal Airport
329.10 miles (46.83 km) ENEColeman A. Young International Airport (DET)Detroit, Michigan, United StatesView Coleman A. Young International Airport on a map Set DET as destination Airport Get more information about Coleman A. Young International Airport
429.53 miles (47.52 km) EWindsor International Airport (YQG)Windsor, Ontario, CanadaView Windsor International Airport on a map Set YQG as destination Airport Get more information about Windsor International Airport
530.08 miles (48.40 km) NOakland County International Airport (PTK)Waterford, Michigan, United StatesView Oakland County International Airport on a map Set PTK as destination Airport Get more information about Oakland County International Airport
637.96 miles (61.09 km) SWLenawee County Airport (ADG)Adrian, Michigan, United StatesView Lenawee County Airport on a map Set ADG as destination Airport Get more information about Lenawee County Airport
743.71 miles (70.35 km) NESelfridge Air National Guard Base (MTC)Mount Clemens, Michigan, United StatesView Selfridge Air National Guard Base on a map Set MTC as destination Airport Get more information about Selfridge Air National Guard Base
846.58 miles (74.96 km) SToledo Executive Airport (TDZ)Toledo, Ohio, United StatesView Toledo Executive Airport on a map Set TDZ as destination Airport Get more information about Toledo Executive Airport
947.20 miles (75.95 km) SSWToledo Express Airport (TOL)Toledo, Ohio, United StatesView Toledo Express Airport on a map Set TOL as destination Airport Get more information about Toledo Express Airport
1047.60 miles (76.60 km) WJackson County Airport (JXN)Jackson, Michigan, United StatesView Jackson County Airport on a map Set JXN as destination Airport Get more information about Jackson County Airport
1151.43 miles (82.77 km) NNWBishop International Airport (FNT)Flint, Michigan, United StatesView Bishop International Airport on a map Set FNT as destination Airport Get more information about Bishop International Airport
1265.48 miles (105.38 km) NWCapital Region International Airport (LAN)Lansing, Michigan, United StatesView Capital Region International Airport on a map Set LAN as destination Airport Get more information about Capital Region International Airport
1368.98 miles (111.01 km) NESt. Clair County International Airport (PHN)Port Huron, Michigan, United StatesView St. Clair County International Airport on a map Set PHN as destination Airport Get more information about St. Clair County International Airport
1471.65 miles (115.31 km) SEGriffing Sandusky Airport (SKY)Sandusky, Ohio, United StatesView Griffing Sandusky Airport on a map Set SKY as destination Airport Get more information about Griffing Sandusky Airport
1574.22 miles (119.44 km) EChatham-Kent Airport (XCM)Chatham-Kent, Ontario, CanadaView Chatham-Kent Airport on a map Set XCM as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham-Kent Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Willow Run Airport (YIP):

List of Furthest Airports from Willow Run Airport (YIP):

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,275.99 miles (18,146.90 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
211,252.23 miles (18,108.66 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
311,239.72 miles (18,088.52 km) WSWManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
411,226.82 miles (18,067.78 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
511,183.46 miles (17,997.98 km) WSWAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
611,175.15 miles (17,984.61 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
711,163.61 miles (17,966.05 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
811,152.87 miles (17,948.76 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
911,145.71 miles (17,937.24 km) WSWKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1011,118.34 miles (17,893.18 km) WSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1111,058.65 miles (17,797.13 km) SWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1211,023.64 miles (17,740.79 km) WSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport
1311,019.53 miles (17,734.17 km) SWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1411,008.86 miles (17,717.00 km) SWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1510,948.07 miles (17,619.17 km) SWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport