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Airport plane needs lift assist

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The Marine plane, the F9F6 Cougar, at the Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport has a distinctive characteristic. 

It rotates on its pylon in the wind. 

Now, before efforts can go into refurbishing it, Airport Manager Steve Sievek said a remaining hurdle is lifting the  plane off its pylon. After the airport commission discussion in May was published of whether to remove the plane if funds weren’t available to paint it, the public responded with many offers. 

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