PLANE DONATED TO MISSISSIPPI HERITAGE AVIATION MUSEUM

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The Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum received a new piece of history last night that will be put on display in Gulfport.
President of the board, Francisco Gonzales is donating a 1963 Cessna Skymaster 336 airplane, that will eventually be painted like aircrafts that flew in Vietnam.
The plane received a police escort from Hewes Avenue, to the location of the museum on Pass Road.
Gonzalez says it’s important to honor our aviators and this is just one token of appreciation for all they’ve done.
Gonzalez says, “I made a donation to the museum in hopes that it gets people motivated to help us with economic money and support and donations. We’re looking for anything that has to do with aviation and Mississippi aviation.”
James Carter, Board of Directors says, “This type of aircraft was flown in Vietnam as spotter aircraft, so, it’ll be paying homage to that situation and Mr. Francisco there, this was his plane so, we’ll always have somebody coming by to look at it.”
Gonzalez tells News 25, he expects the museum to open by October of 20-19.

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