Sawyer, Michigan: Town of Fighter Jets

The jets are parked on cement slabs all around town and the local airprt, which used to be an Air Force Base.
Hwy 94, Sawyer, MI
On Hwy 35, a few miles north of Gwinn, twenty minutes south of Marquette, or 35 minutes north of Escanaba. Follow signs to the Sawyer International Airport, drive into the little community of Sawyer, and the jets are all over.
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Town of Fighter Jets

The fighter jets are all on display at the Sawyer International Airport. The condition of some is somewhat deteriorated, but they are still interesting. Just being beneath the historic B-52 is quite memorable.

[John Holmes, 08/24/2011]
Town of Fighter Jets

Sawyer is a former Air Force base -- the base closed several years ago and now a community is using the leftover buildings. Several fighter jets are on permanent display throughout the community, mostly around Sawyer International Airport. Perfect picture opportunities as they are just parked on cement slabs.

Sawyer is working on acquiring more planes to add to their collection. Pretty much building a tourist attraction out of town history.

[Jim G., 03/20/2004]

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