Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jets retired from displays

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Two F-101 Voodoo jets are being removed from their display perches at the city marina and Gulf Coast State College. There was a ceremony Wednesday marking the occasion. The jets will be disassembled and taken by the Air Force to a temporary storage location. The jets are being moved to make way for redevelopment and because of the cost of ongoing maintenance. The F-101 Voodoos were originally designed as deep penetration bomber escorts, but later served a reconnaissance role. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 04/24/13)