The Intake

The Intake — Journal of the Super Sabre Society is published three times per year: mid-March, mid-July and mid-November. This publication is normally a full color, 36–44 page document produced entirely by a volunteer staff. It features F-100/Hun history, heroics and humor. Two popular recurring items are the Stake Your Claim (SYC) Dept. and its “Scoreboard,” which tracks which member holds what title to valid claims of achievement or derring-do done in or in association with an F-100, AND the Dumb Things Done in a Hun (DTDH) Dept. and its “Roundup,” which tracks “who done it” and what they did!

I-36 Stake Your Claim “Scoreboard” (and the DTDH “Roundup”).  Click here for both documents.

What’s in the Spring 2018, Issue 36 of The Intake? Click either image below to view a full size preview of each page.

This Front Cover image is a picture of a framed lithograph of our most recent addition to our popular “Hun Fine Art” Collection. The artwork is by famed aviation artist and SSS Associate Member Keith Ferris. He undertook this masterpiece under a commission from our Society to produce a Limited Edition of 300 pre-purchased, unframed lithographs for the enjoyment of the owners. This project was initiated by our CEO with the approval of the Board of Directors. A full report on this successful project and an SSS event celebrating it next to the Smithsonian’s F-100 at their Udvar-Hazy Center is a featured article of this issue (page 27). As readers will see … it was a blast, Five Star!

Our other featured article in this issue on page 24 is another in our popular series of stories under the general title of “From a Wife’s Perspective.” The author of this installment is an Indonesian lady named Jeni Halimum Buchkowski Here’s what The Intake Editor says in his introduction to this article: “Without question, this is one of the most unusual stories yet in our “From a Wife’s Perspective” series. It begins in a foreign land, recounts  a challenging journey to a new life, a new country and a new career. But that was just the beginning. Then, though it was “in his past,” she had to learn much about her new husband’s previous life as a fighter pilot, and the “way we were.” As she learned, our years in the Hun left indelible marks and memories that we carry with pride forever. Ed.

For a closer glance at the full menu of items in this issue, please click on the Table of Contents page above.

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Publisher Gatewood

Invitation to Join US: As members of the Super Sabre Society know, these three articles alone will be riveting, “must reads.” For those Hun drivers viewing this announcement, but who are not yet Society members, we hope the Front Cover and Table of Contents, along with the promised reads of these two article synopses will stimulate you to go to our Join-up Page (click link here) and become one of us!

Just imagine 36-44 or more real pages in your own hands full of astounding stories of Hun-related history, heroics and humor. What’s not to like for three issues per year, plus lots of other member benefits, for only $35 per calendar year!

Bye for now.

  Medley Gatewood

Founding Member and Publisher of The Intake.

We’ll leave you with a copy of the proverbial “Big Picture” of Issue 36. All 40 pages!

If you were ever an F-100 Pilot, Wild Weasel “Bear,” or Flight Surgeon aircrew, and you’re NOT an SSS member, you’re going to want to join up after looking at this colorful collection of Hun-driver eye candy. So, click on the Regular Membership Application link on our Home Page and just DO IT!

***** SSS Members can view full PDF copies of all published issues in The Intake archives when logged into our secure Member Area with their personal passwords. If you are a late joiner, you’ll have many an hour … perhaps weeks or months … of catch-up reading to do, starting from Issue One to present day Issue 36!