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Owatonna, Minnesota: Three T-38 Jets Statue

Frozen in mid-acrobatic upside-down flight. Made with real aircraft. In front of Owatonna Municipal Airport, but don't worry -- your takeoff won't be anything like this.

Owatonna Municipal Airport

Frontage Rd, Owatonna, MN
North of Owatonna. Along the southbound I-35 Frontage Road, about a mile south of Cabela's, in front of Owatonna Municipal Airport.
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Three T-38 Jets.

Three T-38 Jets Statue

The jets are really easy to see from I-35. We got a great picture by accident when we were taking the photo and a "No U-turn" sign got in the way.

[Ivy Schmidt, 08/19/2017]

P-38 statue.

Three T-38 Jets Statue

Off of I-35 there is a giant statue that consists of 3 T-38 jet planes [painted in Air Force "Thunderbirds" flight demo team style]. It used to be in front of an air museum that closed -- Heritage Hall. Now it's right next to the Cabela's and you can see it from the freeway.

[Donna Dingle, 07/25/2008]

Saw this in its earliest incarnation, in 1998, in front of Heritage Hall -- originally there was a single jet arched upside-down. In 2009 all three jets were moved a mile south, where they now stand in front of the local municipal airport.

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