You may see an unusual combination of aircraft flying across the sky in Iowa Thursday.
The Iowa National Guard plans to transport an A-7 Corsair jet from the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City via a Chinook helicopter to the Goldstar Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston.
The two-seater jet has been in storage in Sioux City for 15 years. The jet was flown by the 185th in 1977 through 1991 when it was still a fighter wing.
Technicians in Sioux City gave the jet a makeover to honor the memory of Tech Sergeant Bruce Johnson and Captain Andy Erickson, who once flew and maintained the aircraft.
The helicopter will take off carrying the jet around 7:30 in the morning and arrive at Camp Dodge sometime after 11:30. The jet will then become part of the outdoor equipment display at the museum.
Photo courtesy of the Iowa National Guard