At bases around the country, air parks are used to serve as museums for retired aircraft, depicting their history and contributions to the Air Force. Continuing that tradition, personnel at Scott Air Force Base and the Scott Field Heritage Air Park Foundation Board broke ground in June 2008 on the Scott Field Heritage Air Park.

The 4-acre air park currently displays five retired aircraft with monuments and memorials to commemorate their history and accomplishments at Scott Air Force Base. Current aircraft on display include the C-141 Starlifter, KC-135 Stratotanker, C-9 Nightingale, C-130 Hercules and the C-140 Jetstar.

Long range plans call for a visitor center to be constructed that will contain additional information about the history of Scott Air Force Base and the aircraft on display at the air park.

The site is located immediately north of the Shiloh gate on the west side of Scott Air Force Base, allowing 24 hour public access to the park to both civilian and military personnel.

Project Stats

Scott Field Heritage Air Park
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Construction Cost: $1,500,000
Completion Date: 2009 (Phase 1)
Client: Scott Field Heritage Air Park