The Island: Alameda Point jets getting makeover


Two jets that have long greeted visitors to Alameda Point are getting a makeover.

A trio of local airplane enthusiasts has been working since May to restore an A-4 Skyhawk blown off its pedestal at the Point’s Main Gate during a February 2008 windstorm, and the city removed the A-7 Corsair that sat at the Point’s Atlantic Avenue gate for restoration last week.

“The jets are the perfect mix of the history and future of Alameda,” said Nanette Banks Mocanu, finance and administration manager for the city’s Development Services Department. “It’s important that they look good and be a nice welcoming at the gate.”