Alameda Journal: Volunteers restoring vintage jets at Alameda former naval air station
Submitted by west on Thu, 07/15/2010 - 15:14
A 1960s-era A-7 Corsair II jet at Alameda Point flew again recently, briefly, and for one of the final times.
On the morning of July 8, following an hour of preparation, a crane carefully hoisted the shell of the A-7 from its pedestal onto a flatbed truck about 30 feet away. The plane was strapped in and then slowly driven with a small convoy to Hangar 5 at Alameda Point.
For years the plane has greeted visitors at the Atlantic Street entrance. It will be repainted and refurbished by a group of volunteers with financial help from the city.
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