The T-38 Talon Thunderbird Jets are moved to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport

The T-38 Talon Thunderbird Jets are moved to Owatonna Degner Regional Airport (HM2LS9)

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N 44° 7.258', W 93° 14.876'

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After Heritage Halls closed in 2001, the future of the museum was unclear, and the City of Owatonna felt the planes should be moved. The Owatonna airport was the natural and appropriate location for the jets. Buzz Kaplan had spent many hours at this airport flying and restoring antique aircraft. Now, thanks to many people, these planes will be Owatonna's landmark greeting to visitors for many years to come.

The following were major contributors to the effort to relocate the airplanes to the airport:

Owatonna Foundation, Inc.
Tom &Terri Effertz
Federated Insurance Companies
Dale & Wilma Johnson
Kennard & Jean Kaplan
Carol & Elsie Nelson
Dennis & Landon VonRuden
Al & Mary Severson
Wallace & Dorothy Tripp
Don & Marilyn Voss
Ken & Norma Wilcox
Andy & Sara Briggs
Frank T. Lewis
Andrew & Jill Nelson
Aaron Nelson
EAA Chapter 300
City of Owatonna
Jerry & Carol Deetz
Ann & Pat Epps
Jim & MaryAlice Hanson
Betty Allison Kaplan
Kent Kaplan Family
J.D. & Debbie Nelson
Dave & Lynn Seykora
Lonabelle Kaplan (Kappie) Spencer
Barbara & Gary Underland
Jerry & Sonja Wenger
Car Nuts Auto Club
Doug Hughes
Dave & Mary Jo Pfiefer
Barb & Tony Nowak
HM NumberHM2LS9
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMany citizens and friends of Buzz Kaplan
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 480162 N 4885338
Decimal Degrees44.12096667, -93.24793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 7.258', W 93° 14.876'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 7' 15.48" N, 93° 14' 52.56" W
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