F-15 added to display collection at USS Alabama Memorial Park
The addition makes the park the only location worldwide where aviation enthusiasts can find a Navy F-14 Tomcat, an Air Force F-16, a YF-17 Cobra, a Navy F/A-18 Hornet and now the F-15.
The F-15 came from Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and is on loan from the Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio.
Executive Director Bill Tunnell said that as long as they maintain the aircraft and pay the insurance, the park can keep the aircraft as long as they want.
The F-15 was previously a part of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin. The unit has been designated the home of the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and will be the training center for the aircraft.