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Vietnam era aircraft to land at Heroes Hall on Thursday

OC Fair & Event Center has announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the relocation of a Vietnam-era A-4M Skyhawk aircraft from the Santa Ana Civic Center to Heroes Hall. The plane has been a part of Civic Center Plaza for more than a decade but has to be moved due to construction plans.

A ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8 before the OC Fair opens. Refreshments will be served immediately following. 

Vietnam era aircraft Navy jet

Courtesy of Wikipedia

An A-4M Skyhawk aircraft similar to what will reside at Heroes Hall

The aircraft is expected to be transported to OCFEC by the end of September and to be installed prior to a Veterans Day dedication ceremony in November.

The plane is on loan from the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla.

Heroes Hall is a free, permanent, year-round museum and education center with exhibitions, performances and educational programs that celebrate the legacy of Orange County veterans and others who have served our nation. The museum is located next to Centennial Farm on the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa and is open to the public year-round Wednesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and featured in school tours on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Parking and admission for Heroes Hall is free except during the OC Fair and select year-round events.

OC Fair & Event Center is located at 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.