The Collings Foundation will fly their newest addition, the F-100F Super Sabre in honor of Vietnam Veterans and all who fought for the freedom of the Vietnamese people. They will be adding the F-100F to the Foundation’s Vietnam Memorial Flight Training Program. Eventually, they would like to add it to their Flight Experience Program that currently features the F-4 Phantom II, A-4 Skyhawk and Bell UH-1E “Huey”. This will be a very rare opportunity for people to see the Super Sabre streak across the sky and to fly in one of the most iconic aircraft of the Vietnam War.
On April 16th, 1961 Super Sabres were first deployed to Don Muang Airfield in Thailand for air defense in the Vietnam War. The F-100 flew extensively over South Vietnam as the Air Force’s primary close air support. The F-100’s are the longest serving US fighter-bomber to fight in the war. The Super Sabres served as eMISTY FACs (forward air control) for bombers like the 105 and Wild Weasels over North Vietnam. The Super Sabre had the first confirmed kill during the war when Capt. Donald Kilgus shot down a Mig-17 using cannon fire. The F-100 is often referred to as “the Hun”, short for “one hundred”.