Chillicothe, Missouri: Fighter Jet on a Pole

An old F-105 Thunder Chief jet bomber has been perched outside Chillicothe Municipal Airport since 1985.
Address:
13804 Liv 253, Chillicothe, MO
Directions:
At the entrance to Chillicothe Municipal Airport. About four miles east of Chillicothe, on the north side of US Hwy 36.
Admission:
Free
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F-105 Thunder Chief fighter Jet

The F-105 Thunder Chief fighter jet at the entrance of the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. The aircraft has stood over the entrance along US 36 since 1985.

[April N, 08/28/2013]

The old bomber was originally painted red, white, and blue, but in 2008 it was taken down, restored, and painted in more traditional colors. According to news reports from that time, the F-105 doesn't have any specific association with the town or its airport; Chillicothe just wanted a plane that looked impressive.

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