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Arcadia’s T-33

8 October 2010

Arcadia’s T-33

27º 13′ 11″ N / 81º 52′ 24″ W

Arcadia is a small town in Florida with an old style downtown and a nice park near its western town limit by the Peace River. The park has had a display of a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star for as long as I remember but it suffered a bit from Hurricane Charley in August 2004. Charley impacted much of Florida’s peninsula and it collapsed Arcadia’s historic water tower and tore the canopy from the T-33.

I passed by there in May 2010 and noticed the canopy had not been replaced but the old bird still shows her style by not rusting or crazily tilting. Here are a few photos:

Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star in Arcadia FL — photo by Joe May

Damage to the right wing root from Hurricane Charley in August 2004 — photo by Joe May

Detail where the rear portion of the canopy was torn away during Hurricane Charley — photo by Joe May

Arcadia’s Shooting Star still looking good after a hurricane — photo by Joe May

This aircraft can easily be seen while driving on State Highway 70 (Oak St in Arcadia) where it intersects S Baldwin Ave.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Carol Cassels permalink
    30 August 2015 23:54

    It should be Hwy 70, not 60.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      31 August 2015 02:04

      Of course it is and I knew better than that :p I made the correction and thank you for pointing that out to me 🙂

  2. Carol Cassels permalink
    4 September 2015 04:54

    You’re Welcome. Thank you for highlighting Arcadia’s T-33. 🙂

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