Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks
Air National Guard Station F-104 March 2012
Calhoun: Mercer Field
T-29. T-33, F-84, Helicopter Tail, Gas Truck March 2008
This was at one time "The World Aircraft Museum" which is several miles
south of Calhoun and can be seen from the road on the east side of I-75.
For 30 years I have been driving by on a fast track to Florida or back
to Indiana and never had the time to stop. During that time the
museum has apparently fallen on hard times and only
3 aircraft remain in a grass field. The grass runway appears to be usable from all
appearances. Six days before I arrived an F-86 was removed from
April 2013 Postscript: All of the aircraft are now gone
from this location. The F-84 now resides at the Marietta Aviation
Museum and has been restored and looks a lot better than it did here.
Georgia Veteran's Memorial State Park B-29, F-84, FJ-4,
T-33, UH-1 March 2008 The B-29 is one of only two
surviving B-29s built at the Bell Marietta, GA Plant. The other is
at The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins, GA.
Ft. Oglethorpe, Sixth Cavalry Museum: AH-1 March 2008
Locust Grove: Mallard Landing
March 2008 This is grass strip with houses surrounding
Macon: Georgia Army NG OV-1D
Marietta: Dobbins ARB:
B-29 March 2008
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Museum of History - Aviation Wing: A-4, A-6, A-7,
C-141, F-14, F-84, Jet Star, OV-1, UH-1, S-3 March 2013
I am not sure why there is a photo of a C-46
on the sign, as there is none on display at the museum or nor were there
any build next door at the current Lockheed plant. During WWII
Bell built B-29s at the plant and since Lockheed to over the facility
during the Korean War it has built B-47s, C-141s, C-5s, C-130s and F-22s
This would have been built in the Lockheed
plant which is located behind the aircraft on the other side of the
This is the same aircraft that I show at
Calhoun, GA that is now closed. Note that at Calhoun there was not
a canopy on it. Canopies for the F-84 are no longer available and
the museum staff fabricated sheet metal to fit in the opening and then
painted it to look like black glass. Overall a great restoration
to save an aircraft previously rotting out 50 miles or so to the north
of this location.
This was going to be moved to a display pad
50 feet away from this location.
Also due to the fact this was previously on
a display pole next door at Dobbins ARB, there was no landing gear
available for this. Working with contacts at Lockheed the museum
staff used a gear set from a P-2 Neptune.
This Jet Star at one time was owned by Kenny Rogers.
McDonough: T-33 March 2008
Peachtree City: Falcon Field
F-16 October 2013 These photos were taken during the
2013 Great Georgia Airshow.
Pooler: Mighty Eighth Air Force
Museum B-47, F-4, Mig-17 March 2012
Savannah State University,
A-4 July 2013
Valdosta: Airport, F-4, T-33
October 2008 These two aircraft were part of a museum that no
longer exist and are awaiting reassignment.
Valdosta: F-4, T-33 October
Robins AFB: Museum of
Aviation F-4, A-10, B-1B, C-141, Lightning MK53,
F-105, F-84, F-106, F-100, C-135, F-111, F-89, F-101, C-124, B-57, C-47,
C-130, A-26, B-25, U-3B, KC-50, B-29, HU-16, P2V, EC-121, C-54, U-4,
C-119, AC-130, RB-66, C-123, B-52 March 2008 These are
the aircraft displayed outside. There are others inside three
buildings on site. The B-29 is one of only two surviving
B-29s built at the Bell Marietta, GA Plant. The other is at
Georgia Veteran's Memorial Park in Cordele, GA.
Post Script April 2013: Due to
Defense Dept budget cuts many of the outside aircraft have been or will
be removed due lack of manpower to maintain the aircraft. What I
found amusing is that one board members of the museum thought this was
a win-win situation. Typical political double talk! Less is
more. And for the 8 persons that lost their jobs I don't think
they believe this was a win-win situation.
Aircraft that are gone (marked with *) as of
this date or will be are: B-52D Stratofortress, WB-57F
Canberra*, RB-69A Neptune, C-60A Lodestar, C-119C Flying Boxcar, EC-121K
Constellation, C-130H(YM) Credible Sport*, EC-135N Stratotanker, F-84E
Thunderjet, F-86H Sabre*, F-89J Scorpion,F-94A Starfire*, F-100F Super
Sabre, RF-101C Voodoo, F-101B Voodoo, F-104A Starfighter*, F-105G
Thunderchief, F-4C Phantom, TH-13M Sioux*, HH-34J Choctaw, HH-43A Huskie,
TG-4A Yankee Doodle, AT-11 Kansan, T-28A Trojan, T-38A Talon, T-39A
Sabreliner, U-4 Aero Commander*, X-25A Gyro-copter, BAE MK53 Lightning*,
Missiles being removed: CGM-13 Mace*, GTD-21B, AGM-28B Houndog
Robins AFB: Front Gate
F-15 March 2008
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Warner Robins: The City of Warner
Robins Community Center T-33 March 2008