Archive for November, 2006

The F-4 has landed

Monday, November 20th, 2006


F-4 Phantom

Rusty Allen was instrumental in bringing this particular Phantom to Lago Vista as part of his Air Power Museum located in his hangar at the airport. The Phantom was externally helo lifted here under a Texas Air National Guard Chinook helicopter after spending years guarding the entrance to Bergstrom AFB in Austin. It has just completed a year long restoration process in September of 2006, which included sanding, body work and painting.

F-4 Phantom

Work was completed by all volunteers and all of the funds used in the restoration were donations. The Phantom was lifted to its final resting spot at the entrance to the Lago Vista Airport on September 30, 2006.

Donations are still needed for the landscaping of the airport entrance and can be brought by the Lago Vista City Hall. Contributions are fully tax deductible. Checks should be made out to, “City of Lago Vista,” and be sure to include “F-4 Phantom Fund” on the check.

City Of Lago Vista
F-4 Phantom Fund
P.O. Box 4727
Lago Vista, TX 78645