The Bright Side: Central Illinois Regional Airport displays piece of history
October 14, 2015
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  • One part of the Central Illinois Regional Airport has now taken flight.

    The Tilbury Flash Racing Plane was put on display Oct. 8.

    It was the McLean County Museum of History’s largest artifact, but the flash has been in storage for the past 11 months.

    The plane can be seen on the east side of the security checkpoint.

    “The Tilbury Flash is hanging here so that it can be seen by as many people as possible. It’s an important part of McLean County’s aviation history,” said Susan Hartzold, McLean County Museum Curator.

    The plane is 12.5 feet and has a wingspan of over 17 feet.