Skyblazers F-86F from the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, Titusville Florida.This plane is in flyable condition and flies at air shows etc.
The history of the Skyblazers begins in 1949 when pilots from 22nd fighter squadron, 36th fighter wing based in USAFE (United States Air Forces in Europe) airbase Furstenfeldbruk, Germany, started aerobatic flights with their Lockheed F-80B Shooting Star aircrafts.
In 1956 the Skyblazers move again under the command of 36th figter wing in Bitburg airbase, Germany. The Skyblazers flew F-86F Sabre and Super Sabre F-100 during this time.
In the 1960 season the Skyblazers used three different kinds of smoke - white, blue and red. The Thunderbirds based in USA is also flying F-100D with on-air refuelling system, which allows them to fly over long distances to Europe and Africa. This makes the presence of European aerobatic team unneeded and in January, 1962, the Skyblazers are oficially disbanded.