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Georgia Museum of Aviation cutting 1/3 of planes

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WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) - The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins is eliminating about one-third of its collection.

Director Ken Emery says the museum is getting rid of 29 planes and three missiles. He said the museum didn't have enough personnel to maintain all aircraft after Air Force personnel cuts in 2011 eliminated eight civilian positions at the museum. He said told The Telegraph in Macon that it marks the first cutback in the museum's 29-year history.

Eight plans and one missile are already gone. Others are being disassembled. Some will be scrapped, some sent to private museums, and others sent to an Air Force storage facility in Arizona.

1 of the planes being removed is an EC-135 Stratotanker used by Gov. Norman Schwartzkopf in Desert Storm.

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