Saturday, February 4, 2017

Three T-38 Jets, Owatonna, MN

Standing beside the highway, three T-38 jets peel apart in a frozen dramatic maneuver. These are the supersonic training airplanes that, among other things, are used by NASA for training astronaut pilots. Why are they in Owatonna? There doesn't seem to be any particularly notable space, military, or aviation connection: according to what I can find on the internet, they came to Owatonna as an exhibit in a private transportation museum, now closed, and have since been adopted by the city as a matter of civic pride and moved over to the side of the highway for better visibility.