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The Story Behind The B-52 Memorial Park At The Orlando International Airport

A B-52 airplane is parked at the Orlando International Airport. The airport was formally McCoy AFB but became Orlando International Airport on February 20th, 1984.

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia ~ "Orlando Airport has a plane parked at the airport and it has a fascinating back story.

For those who don’t know, Orlando International Airport used to be McCoy AFB. That’s where the airport’s MCO abbreviation comes from. McCoy AFB was the home of the 306th Bomb Wing and the B52D Stratofortress.

In 1982, the plane’s final flight was from Texas to Orlando.

It now resides as the centerpiece of a park located at the edge of Orlando Airport property. I guarantee you that almost no one from Orlando knows it’s there.

The park is located at the end of a road that hugs the end of the runway. There’s no sign on how to get there. The easiest way to find it is to look for the lot where the ride-share drivers wait for passengers." ~

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