Thursday, August 25, 2016

The F-100 Super Sabre

The F-100 Super Sabre rocked through the skies over Willow Run airport.

The F-100 took off with the greatest of ease.

The first US Fighter to attain supersonic speeds in level flight, the Hun rocked the show, especially with the very distinct and loud bang sound of its afterburner igniting.

The Hun whipped its way across the sky.

Quite the sweet and loud sound from that jet engine.

The exhaust could be clearly seen during slow flight as the engine is not very efficient at low speeds at low altitude, but it made for some good pictures.

A perfect landing and then it taxied off to the ramp.


drjim said...

Cool....I didn't know there were any of those left in flyable condition.

Comrade Misfit said...

There's a great story out there about how a Canadian AF F-86 "crashed" a Hun fly-by at an airshow in the 1950s.

Old NFO said...

Great pics! Thanks!

Murphy's Law said...

That's a Man's plane, from the day when men like Bud Day owned the sky.

Aaron said...

Drjim: i believe it's the only one left flying. Apparently it escaped death as a target tug and was restored to flying condition after long disuse.

Comrade Misfit: must have been quite the story.

Old NFO: Thanka! They came out pretty nicely.

ML: That it is, quite an amazing aircraft to see flying in person, the bang of the afterburner lighting off is impressively loud.

OldAFSarge said...

Takes me back to when I was a youth, watching the Thunderbirds roar past in their Huns. Yup, a long time ago