Aviation Heritage Park
A memorial to all distinguished aviators who have called South Central Kentucky home, Aviation Heritage Park currently features restored military aircraft with very compelling ties to local aviators as well as their own interesting stories. The park is free to the public.
The site features a UH-1 Huey Helicopter, and a F-4D Phantom II 550 with historic significance. Brigadier General Dan Cherry, a Bowling Green native, was at the controls on April 16, 1972 when he shot down a North Vietnamese Mig-21 during the Vietnam War. An amazing story of reconciliation regarding this fateful day is told by Cherry in the book, "My Enemy, My Friend," available in the Visitors Bureau's gift shop.
Other aircrafts include a F-111 flown in the 1986 USAF raid on Libya, a Blue Angels Navy F9F-5 Panther, a T-33 Shooting Star, and a NASA T-38 Talon flown by 82 of 85 astronauts in the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame!
Piper Club is coming summer 2019!