Some detail for you on what we know about this Hun:
- We would argue that this is quite likely the lowest flight time F-100 in existence.
- This aircraft arrived at Chanute early in its life and stayed there as a maintenance training aircraft. We believe its last flight was around 1960.
- We were advised that the cockpit was stripped out when we transported the F-100 to Bloomington; we found that the cockpit is intact with only two instruments missing. A trip back to the late 1950’s!
- When you pull access panels, there are dates, signatures and base information in pencil from the multitude of airmen that trained on her over the years.
- It was not a Thunderbird aircraft, but painted in the colors in the 1970’s. We have maintained that paint scheme.
- When P.A.M. moved the aircraft, it was hauled as a complete aircraft and has the notoriety of being the widest load ever approved for transport on the Illinois highway system.
Let us know if we can assist further!
President – Board of Directors
Prairie Aviation Museum