Gila Bend, Arizona: Two Fighter Jets in the Desert

Two dusty fighter jets flank the entrance to a lonely desert airport. The pair of RF 101s flew reconnaissance missions in Vietnam.
S. Gila Bend Airport Rd, Gila Bend, AZ
On the east side of Hwy 85, a couple of miles northeast of downtown Gila Bend.
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Two Fighter Jets in the Desert

Hard to get a pic that justifies the weirdness of it. Cool to see!

[CS, 05/08/2016]

Fighter jet.

Two Fighter Jets in the Desert

Cool jets. I want one now.

[Mike, 05/01/2011]

Desert jet fighter.

Two Fighter Jets in the Desert

In the town of Gila Bend, just a couple miles north of The Spaceage Motel, you will find two fighter jets just sitting by the road behind a wire fence. The entrance sign to this "facility" stated that it is (was?) the Gila Bend Municipal Airport but the place honestly looked abandoned to me. The jets make for a nice break in the desert scenery and look fairly well kept.

[Greg Brown, 05/13/2001]

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