The Society was founded in 2006 to celebrate and preserve the history of the North American Aviation F-100 “Super Sabre” and the people who flew and operated it through the aircraft’s lifetime, during a critical period of the Cold War. Affectionately known as the “Hun” (short for “Hundred”) the F-100 was the first jet aircraft capable of straight and level supersonic flight.
Our veterans organization is primarily composed of aircrew members who flew this first of the supersonic “Century Series” USAF fighters. They include developmental test pilots, operational pilots (a few with over 5,000 hours in the Hun), electronic warfare officers, and flight surgeons. Associate and Honorary members include others accepted for their contributions to the overall missions of the aircraft or to the mission of the Super Sabre Society.
A short history of the Society and the aircraft is engraved on a panel of the Society’s Airfoil as you enter the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles International Airport.
South Dakota Air National Guard F-100 Super Sabres over Mount Rushmore. Picture is from the Super Sabre Society’s “Hun Landmark Tour Collection” archives.