Japanese Zero Aircraft At Owls Head Transportation Museum

Updated 3 years ago

Folks visiting the Owls Head Transportation Museum this weekend can expect to find a rare World War II era aircraft.It’s a Japanese Zero. They say it’s one of only two in the world still operational.It’s scheduled to fly during airshow activities on both days this weekend as part of the museum’s Wings and Wheels Spectacular.The plane is owned by the Houston-based Texas Legends Flying Museum, which flies their collection of World War II aircrafts to Maine each summer.”To bring these airplanes out for people to see. It’s kind of hard to talk about this one because it’s an enemy airplane but, their fleet is basically built around the premise of honoring our veterans from all the wars for the things they did for our freedom and keep the country the way it is.”The aircraft was recovered from the Solomon Islands in the mid 1960s and restored over a 15-year period.To learn more about this weekend’s event, visit www.owlshead.org.


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