Remarks: This is the only airworthy F-86A in the world; it served in the USAF between Apr 1949 & Feb 1958. It was recovered from a Fresno scrapyard in 1970 by former P-51 pilot Ben Hall & restored, flying again in May 74 registered N68388. He kept it until 1990 when it was acquired by Golden Apple Ltd who did further work & in 1991 it won the Rolls-Royce/Warbirds Worldwide award for best jet restoration. It is seen here taking off for a display at the Kemble Air Day. It is based at Duxford.
Remarks: The beautiful F-86 Sabre closes the Shuttleworth Military Pageant in fantastic style, putting on an incredibly nimble and tight display round Old Wardens curved crowd line. In typical fashion the jet left a trail of black exhaust fumes behind it in the sky making for a very some nice photographic opportunities. It could almost be the skies over Korea... (1200px)