A Fighter Jet Grounded in Queens


    So, you were wondering where you might be able to check out a fighter jet in Queens? Look no further than Aviation High School at 45-30 36th Street, where this plane, a Douglas TA-4 Skyhawk –– donated by the Marine Corps itself in 1995 — is dedicated in the name of Capt. Manuel Rivera, Jr., the first American of Puerto Rican descent to die during 1992′s Operation Desert Shield. Students at the school use the jet to learn inspection and maintenance procedures. Capt. Rivera was an alumni of Aviation High School. GMAP

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