Airport unveils plans for new statue

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Soon, travelers flying into and out of Indianapolis International Airport will no longer have to wonder how the terminal got its name.

Wednesday, the airport unveiled an early look at what will eventually be a statue of Colonel Harvey Weir Cook.

Cook was a fighter pilot and aviation pioneer who was born and raised in Indiana.

For many years, the entire airport was named for him, before it became “Indianapolis International.”

When the new terminal opened in 2008, it was named in his honor.

The new H. Weir Cook statue will sit in the center entrance of the terminal.  Indiana artist Bill Wolfe is the sculptor. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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