RCAF F-86 Sabres in desert storage
These photos were taken by Phil Juvet
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Here are photos of
RCAF Sabres in outdoor storage at Mojave Airport, Calif. That I took in 1981.
Flight Systems International (?) is/was located at Mojave and converted
the Sabres into QF-86's for the USAF and USN for missile practice. Later they
were converting F-100's into drones also. I don't know if the Navy got any F-100
drones, but I have seen one F-86H drone in Navy markings. I always enjoyed going
to Mojave Airport. They allowed the public to walk out onto the flight
line. Flight Systems had a fleet of chase/controller aircraft there.
F-4's, F-106A & B, FJ-4, F-86's, F-100D & F, and at least one T-33A. One
could walk up to these aircraft and take pictures. Back then I never thought of
getting on the ground and photographing the wheel wells and landing gear. I wish
I could back to those days.
The 7 photos directly below were taken by Phil Juvet