Aviation Heritage Park Prepares to Move F-111 Aardvark

By: Lindsey Yates Email
By: Lindsey Yates Email

The F-111 Aardvark also known as the Warhorse has been at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport for nearly a year, but this weekend it will begin the move to its new location.

Around 10:30 on Sunday night the plane will begin its journey toward Basil Griffin Park on Three Springs Road.

Jim Wright, President of Aviation Heritage Park says its no simple task to move the 40,000 pound aircraft at three miles per hour but it is a fun experience for the community.

"We've done five surveys checking for obstacles, overhead wires, power lines, and the AT&T lines, stop signs, the traffic signals. We've done our surveys but just in case there is going to be any kind of conflict were prepared. BGMU has been standing tall with us. This is the fourth time we've had to do this move," says Wright."

Wright adds they are taking down some fences and re-positioning the aircraft today in preparation for the big move this weekend.

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