Sabreliner/T-39


#1

Any SBR1 operators (past/present) within the FA ranks?

Insight into this…

ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief2.asp?ev_ … 159&akey=1

msnbc.msn.com/id/19623285/di … /19622653/

airliners.net/open.file?id=1031744

RIP


#2

Tons of time in a 65. That one looks like a 40.

Losing a tire at high speeds in any a/c could be bad, worse on a Sabre then other a/c because the gear is very close together. Only 7’2", as opposed to a citation XL at 14’ 9" The Sabreliner could be VERY screwy on the ground, I can only imagine that a blown tire could indeed cause the a/c to crash.


#3

Is a ton of time 2,000 hours?


#4

Only about 1500, should have said 3/4 of a ton of time.


#5

Back in my Navy days ( I can’t remember what stationm NKX or NQI) it was SOP to derig the arresting gear when a T-39 was scheduled to land. Apparently, the main gear could catch on the cable as the aircraft rolled across it…


#6

Still, very cool!