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Friday, February 20, 2015

Plane named for Ronald Reagan gets nose art to match

The Spirit of Ronald ReaganFrom the shark teeth on fighter planes to the pin-up girls on bombers, historical nose art helped build morale and gave units their own distinctive symbols, Sarmiento said, but today it’s typically used to honor someone.

The art on the Spirit of Ronald Reagan “is a reminder to all of us of the legacy he leaves,” he said.

Shayne Meder, 56, the artist who designed and painted the Reagan nose art, was watching from the crowd. Retired after 20 years in the Air Force, she now works at Wings & Rotors Air Museum in Murrieta restoring old planes. She volunteers her time to paint military aircraft.

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