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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun November 19, 2017
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Jorli “J.C.” Sikes, 88, of Edgemont holds a model he made of a P-51 Mustang as he stands with Rob Bentley, owner of Bentley’s Restaurant in Greers Ferry. Sikes, an Air Force veteran, has made 14 of the World War II airplane models for the restaurant.

Air Force veteran builds model airplanes

Jorli “J.C.” Sikes of Edgemont is making model airplanes again, a hobby he enjoyed more than 75 years ago when he was a boy. “Then I went into the Air Force, and they gave me a real one to play with,” the 88-year-old said. He was a crew chief/engineer from 1950-1970, stationed in Texas, Missouri, Washington and Oklahoma. He said he was responsible for keeping all kinds of planes up in the air. “The last ones I flew in were C-47s, gooney... READ MORE

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