Cape Girardeau Airport Gets Retired Military Jet

FEBRUARY 6, 2006 - Posted at 8:58 a.m. CST

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - A retired military jet will be going on display at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.

The airport now has a Douglas A-4 Skyhawk that was delivered by flatbed trailer on Friday.

Airport manager Bruce Loys says the jet will go on display at the airport entrance.  The plane will be cleaned and painted before it's put on a concrete pad at the entrance.

About 3,000 A-4's were built, and Senator John McCain is among the pilots who flew it in combat.

About two dozen are still in use by the Marine Corps Reserve.

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