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 Fort Wayne Flying Event

SSS members are aging as are Dean Cutshall and his crew chiefs. This only remaining flyable F-100 is 60 years old and this is a fleeting opportunity.

Rooms are the Fort Wayne Hilton Garden Inn are reserved from Sunday 17 June through Sunday 24 June @ $130 per night.

Please sign up for your rooms ASAP as space is limited. Click this link to register 

If calling the hotel directly mention you  are with the Super Sabre Society to get the discounted rate.

Transportation is usually not a problem as there will SSS members with cars and the Ft. Wayne airport is a 10 minute from our hotel. Car rentals are available at the airport.

Schedule of Events

What’s New

  • Much has been written about the war – who won, who lost; whether we should have been there at all. We tried to stop the supplies coming south; we supported our troops on the ground; we fought with and for our South Vietnamese allies. We......

  • Remembrance of Ron Bewley by SSS member Jerry Wetterling Ron and I went, consecutively, through Class 68A at Vance AFB, OK, F-100 RTU Class 68FR at Cannon AFB, NM, and were also together in the 31st Wing at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, June ’68 to......

  • The Super Sabre Society hopes to see you all at this special gathering. Remember, we may be getting older but so is Dean Cutshall and his crew chiefs. Dean’s plane is 60 years old, and there’s no telling how much longer you will be able to see or fly in an operational F-100. Rooms are the Ft. Wayne Hilton Garden Inn beginning on Sunday, 17 June through Sunday 24 June. Rooms are $130 per night....

  • A new guestbook entry on the Misty website by William Jones (son of Glenn Jones, Misty #3), will remind us of how important it is to share our history with our families and the public at large.  “Thanks to all who work to keep this......

  • The 50th Anniversary of the TET Offensive at the  Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum This event was managed by the Bob "Hoppy" Hopkins from start to finish: the concept, the artist, the financing, getting Udvar-Hazy approval, dinner, et al.  The airplane, the lightbox, the airfoils, the now-enshrined and engraved Wall of Honor are all a fitting SSS monument to our legacies and heritage. The Misty Pilot's bank account was used to buy a pig-in-the-poke, just trusting the Smithsonian staff with $10,000 and a couple of concept sketches rushed into production. The museum came through and the lightbox dramatically enhances the painting!...

  • Our newest SSS member, then-1st Lt. Hayden J. Lockhart, was the first USAF Pilot to be shot down and captured during the Vietnam War. He was shot down March 2, 1965, while flying an F-100 Super Sabre with the 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron on flak......

  • The Fall 2017 edition of our journal went to our printer and was approved for publication on 31 October (Halloween).  It is now winding its way through the process of getting your copy to you … wherever you are.  The print job went to our mailing contractor today, 9 November 2017, and the finished documents should be put into the USPS First Class, Pre-Sorted Mail on Monday, 13 November 2017.  So, expect to see it in your mail-boxes a few days later, depending on how far you live away from Ft. Worth, TX. Meanwhile, you can go to our website and explore the contents of Issue 35 and other information about our journal....

  • The briefing rooms are empty now, only echoes of flying boots and voices, long ago and far away: “Time hack, 5,4,3,2,1, HACK. Lineup card, I’m lead, #2…3…4. Engine start, 0800, check-in 0810, taxi 0815. Takeoff 0840. Takeoff data’s on the card. Emergency of the day......

  • JOE CARUSO FOR PRESIDENT!  Our former Misty “admin clerk,” Joe Caruso, MSgt USAF (GS-13, ret.) created a dynamite program for our 50th reunion of the Misty F-100 Fast FACs of the Vietnam War. 68 Mistys, and their spouses attended. The Ramada Beach Resort treated us......

  • The sales of the the F-100 lithographs thru the SSS website is closed. However, there are still 8 of the Litho’s available. You may contact Keith Ferris at kferris303@aol.com to purchase one....

Headed West

  • James A. (Jim) Bustle, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.), 86, of Alexandria, LA,  Headed West November 21, 2017. Jim proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as an F-100 fighter pilot and later with the 23rd TAC Fighter Wing as an......

  • Lt. Col Donald L. Abbott, USAF (Ret) Headed West October 16, 2017.  Don was born November 23, 1932 to Gerald L. and Bertha M. (Roberts) Abbott of Maple Rapids. Don graduated from USAF Pilot training class 54F (1964) and was selected to fly USAF Fighters. He......

  • Jon Prescott Haddock Headed West – A gathering of family and friends for Jon Prescott Haddock, 77, will be held in Columbia, S.C., Friday, April 13, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Interment will be held at a later......

  • James Thomas “Jim” Harwood (87), of Hot Springs, Arkansas headed west March 10, 2018.  He was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Thomas and Pauline (Summers) Harwood. He is predeceased by his son, Raymond; brother, Marc; and sister, Joan. Jim is survived by......

  • Remembrance of Ron Bewley by SSS member Jerry Wetterling Ron and I went, consecutively, through Class 68A at Vance AFB, OK, F-100 RTU Class 68FR at Cannon AFB, NM, and were also together in the 31st Wing at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, June ’68 to......

  • SSS Member Robert “Bob” Speilman of Reno NV, headed west February 26, 2018. He’s survived by his wife Debbie (Bob and Debbie photo left). Bob was an honors graduate of Trinity Colllege in CT.  After USAF Pilot training, he flew the F-100’s with the  36TFS, Itazuke, Japan......

  • SSS Member Ferdinand “Jack” Funke, 78, of Boise, ID Headed West Sunday, February 11, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Jack said, “If this obituary has been published, then I have slipped the surly bonds and flown West.”  Jack was born October 29,......

  • SSS Member Henry “Hank” Gallmeyer, 75, headed west on February 2, 2018, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Hank leaves behind many life-long, dedicated friends, and a loving family, especially his faithful wife of nearly 52 years of marriage, Carolyn, and......

  • SSS charter member Robert J. Eccles, of Bridgewater, NJ passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Robert was born in Alexandria, VA to John H. and Lillian “Jane” Eccles. After graduating from Bernards High School in Bernardsville, NJ, Robert married his high school sweetheart, Jean Ortman......

  •  LT. COL. ALEXANDER MCDERMONT, 78, U.S. Air Force, Retired, passed away December 2, 2017, with his loving family and spiritual advisor by his side. Alex was born April 22, 1939, in Hollywood, California. He was raised in Atherton, northern California. After graduating from Oregon State......