Aircraft Photo of G-SABR / 8178 | North American F-86A Sabre | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-SABR
Serial Painted:8178
Military Code:FU-178
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
Operator Painted:USA - Air Force
C/n (msn):151-43547
Location
City / Airport:LelystadMap
Country:Netherlands
Airport Codes:ICAO: EHLE   IATA: LEY   Local: -   Other: -
Event:Airshow Lelystad 2004
 
Photo Date:4 September 2004
Photo by:Aad van der VoetContact
Photo ID: 166
Photographer's Remark

Seen at the wonderful Airshow Lelystad 2004. This jet, delivered to the USAF in 1949 as 48-178 and serving as such until 1958, was restored to flying condition during the early 1970s by Ben Hall. He also painted it in the Korean War 4th FIW markings it still carries in this photo. Its current owners bought the jet in 1990 (ex N178, N68388), and first flew it on 21 May 1992. By mid 2017 this Sabre was still flying (now as N48178, still in the same markings), as the world's oldest flying jet!

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