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Aviation Heritage Park

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Aviation Heritage Park

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Air Force F-4D Phantom II #550
Air Force F-4D Phantom II #550

A memorial to all distinguished aviators who have called South Central Kentucky home. Aviation Heritage Park currently features a F-4D Phantom II, a F9F-5 Panther, a T-33 Shooting Star, and the recently added Warhorse, a F-111 Aardvark, all with very interesting stories to tell. Coming in Fall 2014 is a NASA T-38 honoring astronaut and WKU grad Terry Wilcutt.

Brigadier General Dan Cherry, a Bowling Green native, downed a North Vietnamese MiG-21 while at the controls of the actual Phantom on display at the Park. Flying a Panther jet similar to to the displayed F9F-5, Commander Johnny Magda, a graduate of WKU, commanded the famed Navy Blue Angels in 1950. The T-33 Shooting Star honors Glasgow native General Russ Dougherty who flew more than 70 types of aircraft and commanded the Strategic Air Command during the Cold War. The recently restored USAF F-111 was part of the 1986 raid on Libya and honors Bowling Green native Col. Arnie Franklin who was selected to lead the USAF portion of the raid. This "Warhorse" also dropped the last bomb on the last night of the Desert Storm War.

The displays are open daily from dawn to dusk at the entrance of Basil Griffin Park. Tune your radio to the designated station to hear a broadcast sharing more information.

  • - Bus Parking
  • - Handicapped Access
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1825 Three Springs Rd.
for GPS only; no mailing address Bowling Green, KY 42122

Region: Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Phone: 270-791-1312
Alt Phone: 270-791-1312
Toll Free US: 800-326-7465
Website: www.aviationheritage...

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