For almost 100 years and the advent of flight, man has sought to develop an aircraft that could be both offensive and defensive, and thus allow airborne supremacy.From the early 1900’s until after World War II, these aircraft were referred to as “Pursuit” types, and shared a “P” in their designations. Examples were the P-40 Tomahawk, the P-38 Lightning and the P-51 Mustang.After that war and the formation of the U.S. Air Force as a branch separate from the U.S. Army, the designations of these types were changed to “Fighters” having an “F” prefix. Examples are the F-84 and the F-86.Classic Fighters of America focuses almost entirely on Pursuit/Fighter aircraft employed by the U.S. forces in the past. Classic Fighters of America’s collection includes the P-51D Mustang “The Rebel”, a T-33, a F-86, a T-6 Texan and two Siai-Marchetti S211.
Classic Fighters of America is affiliate Global Aviation Management, Inc. and S211Jet.com.
Global Aviation Management is a leader in the field of business jet management, including the complete organization and operation of a flight department.Aircraft types are restricted to multi-engine jets and have included such models as Gulfstream, Learjet, Citation, Westwind, Hawker and JetStar and helicopters. Services include route analysis, equipment requirements, pilot hiring and supervision, fueling, maintenance, aircraft acquisition and disposition, and transportation needs. Visit the website www.globav.com
S211Jet is an affiliate of Global Aviation Management, Inc., and maintains a service facility in Titusville, Florida at Space Coast Airport (KTIX). Major accomplishments are the restoration of a 1952 North American F-86F jet fighter, the refurbishment of a 1951 F-86F jet fighter, the assembly and flight preparation of several Siai Marchetti S211 military trainer jets, and an annual inspection on a Canadair T-33 Silver Star. The center offers restorations, refurbishments, inspections, engine changes and modifications. We have several A&P technicians as well as an IA on staff. Work can be accomplished on jets or props, vintage aircraft or the newest plane. Visit the website www.s211jet.com