So when KI Sawyer closed, and Wurtsmith too these bases just became part of the memory that soon forgets. KI is now a municipal airport handling most of the UP air traffic in and out of Marquette County, with a verrry long runway for any 747 making the long haul flight from ORD to Asia that may need a safe spot to touch down....
So what of KI Sawyer's sister B-52 SAC Base Wurtsmith?... I never knew until last week.
|We stopped in for some fuel and I was really surprised to see|
|...it has been re-purposed!|
|Kalitta now does maintenance here...|
|All types of maintenance going on here!|
|Some 747's w/o engines|
|No longer is the flight line a string of B-52's|
|Yup, a museum too...|
|Fly-ins are part of the summer time activities.|
|If you ever need jet fuel this is a great stop!|
|Now known as Oscoda Airport!|