On September 7th,members of the 175th Maintenance Group, Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) team,Maryland Air National Guard ,used a 26-ton airbag to raise an F-86 Sabre jet onto stanchions as part of a permanent static display. The CDDAR team worked together to raise the aircraft for the display and also to gain valuable training using the CDDRA equipment.In 2011 members 175th Maintenance Squadron’s crash recovery teams, Maryland Air National Guard, removed the supports of the F-86 static display once the lifting bags raised the aircraft high enough. The team of over 50 worked to move the Korean War aircraft to make room for the new 135th operations building.
WarbirdsNews is always on the look out for interesting stories of personal experiences in flight, whether they are historical or contemporary. We recently caught up with well-known warbird pilot and former naval aviator, Doug Matthews, and […]
Record crowds attended the the Imperial War Museums’ 2013 Spring Air Show at RAF Duxford in the UK last week. Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of American forces during the Second World War.
It’s going to be a weekend filled with breathtaking aerial stunts, roaring jet trucks, fireworks and activities for fun seekers of all ages. The Great Georgia Airshow (GGAS) will return to Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, […]