Click here to see photos and hear Navy League St. Louis Vice President of Youth Programs interview on National Public Radio sharing his experience with the USS Missouri (BB 63) and as a Naval Sea Cadet on board the well decorated battleship.
50 foreign naval officers to tour St. Louis. Click here to view
The St. Louis Science Center dedicated this U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18 Hornet on Dec. 16, 2011, after it was officially donated by the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Fla. The aircraft, Bureau No. 161746, was the 19th F/A-18B built in St. Louis by Boeing in 1983. It last served as the Blue Angels’ No. 7 jet before being retired in 2009, and is the only Hornet on public display in metro St. Louis.
With the support of the St. Louis Navy League and local businesses such as Boeing and Innoventor, the aircraft was disassembled and transported to the St. Louis Science Center in September of 2010. In order to maximize exposure to this rare acquisition, the Science Center hangared the jet for most of 2011, so they could develop and build a special platform in the entryway to the Planetarium. The aircraft is now proudly displayed in front of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park. Even after its retirement, Blue Angel #7 will still serve as an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of Science Center visitors each year, as well as those visiting Forest Park. (Aerial photo by: Alan B. Hoffman)
Click here to watch the Science Center’s video about getting Blue Angel #7 back home to St. Louis. Link to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aa23hlZnGAo
Click here to watch a video of the delivery of Blue Angel #7 to St. Louis in Sept. 2010. Link to http://videos.web.boeing.com/video/606/
Click here to see coverage of the dedication in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Link to http://www.stltoday.com/news/multimedia/f-a--b-hornet-dedication-at-planetarium-in-st/image_5b9f0802-ac1c-5e22-b4cb-bc22e4581a37.html
Click here to see local photos from AeroExperience. Link to http://aeroexperience.blogspot.com/2011/12/blue-angels-no7-fa-18b-hornet-display.html
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