DeFuniak FL’s Shooting Star — DENIED!
The tale of two T-33’s on US 331, Part 1 — DeFuniak Springs FL’s Shooting Star — DENIED!
30º 44’01” N / 86º 08′ 59″ W
US 90 and US 331 (northbound) 1.9 miles (3km) west of US 331 southbound and US 90
The post which published two days ago is about a sister to this Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star. These two aircraft are less than 25 miles (40km) apart and mounted identically but could hardly be displayed differently. The T-33 in Florala AL is easily approached by the public and meant to be seen, touched and admired by visitors to a popular park. This T-33 in DeFuniak Springs FL lies behind a security fence at the local airport, so regular people cannot see it except through the fence, and has a sign meant to be viewed at arm’s length — not the room’s length that is from the fence! This aircraft is in storage, not on exhibit!
It seems easy to wonder why the fence could not have been installed to allow visitors to approach this aircraft but FAA regulations may not allow for such a plan — but why, then, has the city not addressed the matter and displayed this T-33 more suitably?