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Monticello Regional Airport Welcoming Special Guest

The Monticello Regional Airport will be welcoming a special guest on Saturday.

“Spooky”, a Douglas AC-47 from the American Flight Museum in Topeka, Kansas, will be stopping at the airport for a limited time during their trip home from EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

It will be one of the largest aircraft ever to visit the Monticello Regional Airport. 

“Spooky” is a restored Vietnam War era AC-47 Gunship, restored in the markings of Sgt. John Levitow’s aircraft in which he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. It was designed to provide more firepower than light and medium ground-attack aircraft in certain situations when ground forces called for close air support. 

The Monticello Regional Airport says due to agricultural aircraft currently operating there, any up-close viewing opportunities of “Spooky” may be limited – but they intend to fly it around the Monticello area.

It’s expected to arrive around 10:30 am Saturday, but that time could change.

 

photo courtesy of Monticello Regional Airport

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