THE OREGON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 McMinnville Municipal Airport
Debuting in 1954, the F-100 Super Sabre was the first production jet fighter to maintain level supersonic flight. A replacement for the successful F-86 Sabre, the F-100 came to fame as an attack bomber in the skies over Vietnam during the early part of the war. Although replaced by F-105s and F-4s as a bomber, the Super Sabre still had a role to play. The F-model served as Forward Air Controllers known as Misty FACs in the dangerous job of spotting targets for other bombers. Mistys often drew heavy anti-aircraft fire while orbiting the targets, and casualty rates were high. F-100s also served with other countries, including France, Denmark, Turkey and Taiwan and flew with the famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerobatic team for 12 years.
The Museum¹s Super Sabre honors General Merrill A. ³Tony² McPeak; a Misty FAC pilot, an Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor inductee, and Air Force Chief of Staff during the 199091 Persian Gulf War. (from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Guidebook)