Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Freedom Park Aircraft Wash

Released by Nellis Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force volunteers from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash the bottom of an A-10 Thunderbolt II static display July 29, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The volunteers were tasked with cleaning and inspecting the static display aircraft at Freedom park for the first time, the goal is to create a regular cleaning schedule for the aircraft to help prevent corrosion and pro-long their lifespan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Worley) Hi-res

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Byous, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, power washes the bottom of an A-10 Thunderbolt static display July 29, 2011 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Senior Airman Byous is among a group of volunteers from the 57th and 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons that washed the airplane static displays for the first time in a new plan to wash them once every quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class George Goslin) Hi-res

Note the plaque's inscription: The A-10 on display is actually #77-0255. This A-10 was assigned to the 706th Fighter Squadron, NAS New Orleans, LA, and flew in Operation DESERT STORM in 1991. This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

See also:
Gulf War Battle Damage: A-10 77-0255 (Repaired)

Desert Storm "Camel Jockey" nose art of A-10 77-0255. Source

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