OSHKOSH, Wisconsin-Legendary airshow performer R.A. Bob Hoover almost “Went West” on the eve of this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh due to life-threatening anemia.
It could have deprived his body of oxygen as effectively as carbon monoxide poisoning. Fortunately, Dr. Robert Liddell was visiting the 94-year-old Hoover at his home in Palos Verdes, California. Liddell, who was director of aviation medicine for Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (nee Civil Aviation Authority) from 1988 to 1997, noted Hoover’s shortness of breath and other signs of anemia. He immediately called a local hospital to order blood tests.
Our team was flying low level in spread formation from Fairbanks to Elmendorf in 1960 when I felt a pretty good vibration … and then things smoothed out. I climbed to about 2,000 AGL, and one of the wingmen took this photo. We continued to Elmendorf, had no cross wind and landed without a
Good news: The second decade of our three-times-a-year journal begins when Issue 31 goes to the printer on 5 July 2016. It should be mailed from Fort Worth, TX, on 13 July via USPS First Class and in your hands soon thereafter (how soon depending on your whereabouts). We think you will be pleasantly surprised with this issue, the first published in our phased transition from Editor Medley Gatewood to Editor John Schulz. Here’s a sneak peek of the Front Cover and Table of Contents on page 2.
“One day we were going off to fly and I had forgotten it, and I got out to the airplane and I thought, ‘Oh crap I don’t have my scarf,’ so I quick grabbed the Jeep and went back and got it,” Haerter recalled. “It was almost like it would
Photo Courtesy of Jon A. Reynolds 429th TFS, Cannon Deployed to Incirlik AB Turkey, June-Oct 1962 Front Row: Buchanan, Shoenberger, Col Mel Hodges C.O,, Walter Savage, Ops, Doughea, Paape, Graltwohl, Sam Shirk. Second Row: Woody Hall, Bob Revisky, Fredericks, Rick Goddard, Jon Reynolds, Al Vogelin, Baker. Third Row: Dick Nelson, Vince
Ted Banick December 11, 1932 – December 24, 2015 SSS member Col. Theodore J. Banick, USAF, Headed West Dec. 24, 2015 in Banning, CA. A memorial service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Ted, as he was
Huge increase in Outreach 2465 visitors on Memorial day and the website crashed! Two years ago …the website averaged 18 unique visitors per week An SSS average day now records over 200 unique users We’re getting better coverage of F-100 related items What’s changed We’re connected to Facebook, just like your children
Memorial Day Message They were there in peace and war, active duty, Guard and Reserve, flying the world’s first aircraft capable of exceeding the speed of sound in level flight. The swept wings, high approach speeds and a few nasty habits gave it the reputation of a “dangerous” aircraft. Not
Flying dates are May 16-22. Dean Cutshall, estimates two or three rides per day, The following SSS members have signed up to fly in this clean F-100F. Mark Berent Lou Silvestri Don Campbell Bill Lynch Roger Root John Stewart Don Ground Gary Silence Dick Graham Joe Broker Bob Terbet Jim Loven Ed
A Memorial Service will be held at the Davis Monthan AFB Heritage Park at 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2016 Paul’s obituary DILLON, Paul “Matt” Passed away April 13, 2016. Born on the 6th of July 1937 in Fairmont, W.V., Matt graduated from Kent State University, Ohio in June 1960.
Arlo’s funeral is March 18th t Heritage Arrowhead Funeral Center, Glendale, AZ Arlo’s Obituary Arlo was born on March 7, 1935 and passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Arlo was a resident of Phoenix, Arizona at the time of his passing. Arlo joined the Air Force at a young
William’s funeral is April 19th at the Weed-corley-fish Funeral Home in Lake Travis William’s Obituary A very brave WWII B-17, bombardier and navigator, Korean War and Vietnam fighter pilot flew his last mission to heaven on April 10, 2016. Bill was born in Miami, Florida in 1925. In 1944, at19,
SSS member Paul “Matt” Dillon headed west April 13, 2016. Born on the 6th of July 1937 in Fairmont, W.V., Matt graduated from Kent State University, Ohio in June 1960. Forsaking his Chemistry degree, he immediately entered Pilot Training Class 62A at Moore AFB, TX. After graduation, he flew the
Roy’s funeral is Friday April 15th at the Cross Point Methodist Church, Niceville, FL at 1330. Roy’s Obituary From SSS’r DH Williams: “Roy Ripley was an early Hun Driver and was one of my heros when I arrived at my first operational assignment, Cannon AFB, NM in 1960.. As a
Super Sabre Society Members Who Wrote The Book, The Friday Pilots, Visit Flight Safety International
Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President and CEO of Flight Safety International invited Super Sabre Society members who wrote the book, The Friday Pilots, to visit Flight Safety International in Tucson and fly the latest version Lear and Challenger simulators – we were treated like rock stars, briefed, had lunch with the
Photo of the First (and perhaps only) All-Lieutenant 4-Ship, F-100 Out-Country (Laos) Mission in the Vietnam War (1st Lt’s Bill Lloyd, JD Wetterling, Lacy Veach, and Rick Goddard) It might stand as a record in the SSS annals from any base in South Vietnam. Here’s all this feeble mind can recall
SSS’r Dave Skilling will soon on another foray into Vietnam. On April 13, eleven Fighter Pilots (mostly Navy) will meet with Viet pilots of our era in Hanoi. Two of the Viets are retired LtGen’s. The Navy guys are asking to meet with adversaries from specific engagements. The group has requested to
We recently learned that the Veteran’s Administration has approved a second claim for 100% Service connected disability for the latest F-100 Pilot, Gary Parent in 2014. His Widow has received Widows Indemnity Compensation, and Texas Property Tax exemption for life as a result our work with the Department of Veterans
SSS member Bradley Telshaw died February 19, 2016 in his home in Clovis, NM. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Fort Sumner Cemetery in Fort Sumner, NM with Peter Jones officiating. Born in Carbondale, Pennsylvania on October 8, 1935. He was raised on
Early arrivals for flyers, May – 17, 18 and 19 Tuesday 17 May.………………………. Don Campbell, Ed Haerter, John Stewart Wednesday 18 May.…………………. Bob Gold, Gary Silence Thursday 19 May.……………………. Richard Graham Friday 20 May.……………………..….. Bill Lynch, Joe Broker, Roger Root Saturday 21 May.…………………….. Bob Terbet Sunday 22 May.……………………..…. AS REQUIRED Thursday, 19 May—Main guest arrivals.
A vintage Sioux City jet was repainted to its previous Vietnam Era glory to be displayed in D.C. See News Story: The F-100 is set to be displayed in Washington D.C. By Jessica Plue | firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue 30 of The Intake Publication – Spring 2016 edition of our journal R. Medley Gatewood, Editor & Publisher
Kent and Patricia Bankus were killed in a head on collision February 16th at 10:15 PM on a two lane road in Alabama. Kent (BSEE 1964 (MU), MBA 1974 (Auburn) entered the Air Force at Vance AFB, Oklahoma, where he graduated No. 1 in his pilot training class. After graduation
Tommy W. Gordon, 87, headed west on Sunday February 21, 2016. He died peacefully in his sleep at Friendship Village in Chesterfield, MO. He leaves his beloved wife of 59 years, Jane Gordon; his daughter, Kim Wantz; his son, David Gordon and his wife, Melissa Gordon; five grandchildren, Matthew Wantz,