Aulander, North Carolina: Jet on a Stick

A weather-beaten Korean War-era jet fighter is perched on a pole in the middle of farm fields.
Address:
Tri-County Airport Rd, Aulander, NC
Directions:
Southeast of Woodland. On the north side of Hwy 561, just east of its intersection with Hwy 305, near Tri-County Airport.
Admission:
Free.
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Jet on a stick.

Jet on a Stick

The US Air Force jet is still there. Looking a little more weathered, but not too badly.

[Dean Jeffrey, 08/24/2016]

It's also bullet-riddled, but that might not be a result of its war service.

Jet on a stick.

The Lonesome Old Jet

An F-80 Shooting Star Korean War-era jet fighter in the middle of farm fields. The jet is looking very weathered and, although there's an airport nearby, you can't see it from the jet, which is is at the intersection of Hwy 561 and Tri County Airport Rd. Not something that you'd expect to see driving through the cotton fields of North Carolina. It's just sitting there by itself 24/7. I don't know if they have a light on it, so if it's dark you may just blow right by it.

[Phrank Phester, 11/02/2012]

This weather-beaten jet-on-a-stick serves as a kind of billboard for Tri-County Airport, which is just up the road.

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