Several business leaders from Livingston Parish traveled to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida in preparations for the F-4 Phantom Navy Jet that will be permanently displayed at the I-12 @ Satsuma, exit 19.
The group consisted of Garry Lewis – Retired Navy Captain – Garry Lewis Properties, Pilot Marvin Henderson – Henderson Auctions, Livingston Mayor – Derrel Jones, Livingston Parish President – Layton Ricks, Navy Captain Alton Ross, Al Suggs, Jim and James Linden Hogg. The attached video feature will be airing on “James’ Journey’s”, a new educational television program promoting travel, culture, music, history and science for young people.
The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1960 with the U.S. Navy. Garry Lewis served as a Phantom fighter pilot on the USS AMERICA, flight Deck officer on the USS KITTY HAWK, and taught aircraft carrier landings as an instructor.
“The F-4 Phantom Jet, when seen from the Interstate 12 at the Satsuma exit will be a great addition to the vitality and growth of Livingston Parish tourism” said Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks.