Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mayor wants plane display

BILOXI, Miss. -- Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich wants to honor Keesler Air Force Base with the return of an Air Force plane along U.S. 90. Gilich proposes moving a decommissioned 1956 F-104 jet on display at Keesler to the center median of U.S. 90 near White Avenue, down the street from the base. Gilich in a letter to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force pointed out that for many years there was a plane on display near the same location. But all were lost over time to natural disasters. If the Biloxi Council agrees with his vision at Tuesday’s meeting, the city will ask the museum for the loan of the jet and the Mississippi Highway Commission for approval to relocate the plane. Keesler supports the idea and has offered logistical support for the move. (Source: Sun Herald, 05/08/17)