Every few years the nearby Scott Air Force Base holds an open house and a nice air show with a wide variety of military aircraft. This MIG-17 was the most unique thing flying that day. It looked like a cockpit mounted on a jet engine. However, this was a very deadly aircraft against an adversary.
See more photos of the show, including the Thunderbirds: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Events/Air-Shows/Scott-AFB-Air-SHow-2017/