Lockheed F-80B 'Shooting Star'


  Base model:F-80
  Nickname:Shooting Star
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1948-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
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Examples of this type may be found at
Castle Air MuseumAtwaterCalifornia
Holloman AFBHolloman AFBNew Mexico
McClellan Aviation MuseumMcClellan AFBCalifornia
New Mexico ANG - 150th FG, AlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona

F-80B on display

Castle Air Museum

McClellan Aviation Museum

New Mexico ANG - 150th FG, Albuquerque

Pima Air & Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Harold Macking
 , FL
Bluie West One in Narsarssuak Greenland (1950-51) was a refueling base for aircraft headed to Korea through Germany. There was one approach only and when the F 80's left Goose Bay they were almost running on fumes. I, along with other enlisted men & officers, towed them off the active with the 3/4 ton Dodge Weapons Carriersand parked them to be refueled. I hooked up to the nose wheel with one pilot who was half way down the runway. He had to make another approach as he touched down way past the threshold. After towing and parking him the canopy went back and a helment went crashing alongside the plane. The major had used up his fumes and was SOL. He exclaimed loudly, "They don't pay me enough to fly up here." Actually though mishaps were few thanks to the quality of pilots in the USAF.
07/08/2006 @ 13:08 [ref: 13684]
 Alton Fields
 Sweetwater, TX
There is an F80 sitting in the city park in an fenced in area.
02/23/2003 @ 08:35 [ref: 6337]
 John L Van Dyke
 Ft Worth, TX
In 1953 I was stationed with the 26t/h Ftr Int Sqdn Naha was a Senior Weapons Mech & I had 6 AC & the troops to maintain the weapons.A few of us were sitting around one of the planes that had just had the brake pucks changed. We had a short pilot in the outfit, & he came out to burn the pucks in, which had to be done at that time, any way when he walked to the AC he told one of us to get up in the cockpit, he would sit on their lap and go would burn the pucks. No one moved except me. He strapped in sitting on my lap and we headed for the runway, when cleared we hit the run way. Never got off the ground,but did get some pretty good speep,I would have given anything if we had left the ground but I wish we had I have no way to prove this, but I know it happened. We were flying B` & C`s at tha time. Had gotten some reconditioned C`s out of Japan.Dec 53 rotated back to Carswell Ft Worth & worked on B-36`s for a while. Didn` care for SAC so took an early out. JOHN
10/28/2001 @ 21:40 [ref: 3512]


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