Guests traveling through Michigan’s Oakland County International Airport’s new main terminal will notice the Air Zoo’s Pitts Special flying high above their heads.
The 1973 Pitts Special, which is suspended from the lobby ceiling, is on long-term loan to the airport from the Kalamazoo aviation attraction.
“The Pitts Special biplane displayed inside the terminal is among the ‘wow’ factors that will give travelers a positive impression of southeast Michigan,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “The new terminal is the gateway to Oakland County from the air.” The new terminal opened to the public Aug. 23.
The Pitts Special was built, flown and donated to the Air Zoo by Henry Haigh II of Howell, Mich. Haigh flew the single-seat biplane in various aerobatic contests.