St. John Airport at
Reserve, Louisiana
Airport Road


Grumman F-11 Tiger Long-Nose Version
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During an air show NAS New Orleans, Belle Chasse, Louisiana in the 1960s. This F-11F Tiger was the number 6 aircraft and it flamed out on take off just as the gear went up. It bellied in on the runway and was left at the Naval Air Station where it was fixed up and used as the gate guard until a few years ago. It was replaced when they received the F-18A, BuNo 161726 that is currently on display. At that time this F-11F was moved to this site at the St John Airport.

In partnership with the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, the Port of South Louisiana has acquired the sponsorship rights to the Blue Angel aircraft displayed at the entrance to the Port of South Louisiana’s Executive Regional Airport in Reserve, Louisiana. The aircraft is an original Grumman F-11 Tiger jet fighter that flew with the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team in 1967.
Vincent Caire, Airport Director
Alex Hernández, Public Information Officer

Photo sent to me by Vincent Caire, Airport Director

Vought Corsair II A-7B BN 154485


The A-7 went to Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe, LA.


McDonnell Douglas F-4N Phantom II Bu No 150442

F4H-1 (F-4B-13-MC) b/n 150442
*1964-65: VF-31 as AC-106.
*1972: VMFA-323 as WS-9.
*1975: VF-302 as ND-200.
*VMFA-542 as WH-13.
*VF-103 as AC-202.
*Upgraded to F-4N.
*VF-201 as AF-111.
*VF-201 as AF-101.
*3/1/1984: Struck off charge at NATTC Millington, TN.
*3/1984: Assigned as a ground trainer to NATTC Memphis, TN.
* Saint John APT, LA.
*Currently preserved at Satsuma I-12 interchange.

Data from the website Forgotten Jets


This F-4N has been moved to the Satsuma I-12 interchange.
With a new paint job to VF-142 "Ghost Riders" with Capt. Gary Lewis USN Ret. on the rail.

Photos and Update from Tim Melancon




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