G-SABR - Thanks for the memories.

G-SABR - Thanks for the memories.

Postby Exiler on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 9:48 am

So with G-SABR set to leave the UK soon I thought it would be nice to share some of our images of G-SABR and possibly some thoughts of some the displays you've witnessed.

Imagesabre-1 by Stewart Taylor (SMT Photography), on Flickr

Imagesabre-1-bh09 by Stewart Taylor (SMT Photography), on Flickr

ImageF86a by Stewart Taylor (SMT Photography), on Flickr

Imagesabre-2 by Stewart Taylor (SMT Photography), on Flickr

Imagesabre-3 by Stewart Taylor (SMT Photography), on Flickr

Imagef86-2a by Stewart Taylor (SMT Photography), on Flickr
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Postby Wrexham Mackem on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 11:11 am

Its been great to watch over the last few years. Not only a lovely aeroplane, but always very well displayed. Here are a couple from the last time I saw it, at Southport last year.

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Postby cw318is on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 12:01 pm

Got to love the dirty diesel trail...
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And who could forgot those stripes
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Bye bye 48-178 :sad:
ImageSabre Sunset by cw318is, on Flickr
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Postby Paul_Reflex on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 6:47 pm

Its been great seeing her around for the so long. One of the best presented aircraft on the circuit IMHO.

I'm sure there are plenty of F-86 fans in the States that will really enjoy having an A model around.
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Postby hmeasures on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 8:05 pm

Fab looking jet :smile:

ImageSmokin' Sabre! by Harry Measures, on Flickr
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Postby 8674planes on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 8:35 pm

A great looking Jet, a shame it's leaving :sad:

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Postby Hammerhead on Thu 12 Jun 2014, 9:53 pm

I was lucky enough to get up close when she visited Dublin last year...

ImageG-SABR - F-86 Sabre by Lucan Snapper, on Flickr

ImageG-SABR - F-86 Sabre by Lucan Snapper, on Flickr

ImageF-86 Sabre - G-SABR by Lucan Snapper, on Flickr

ImageF-86 Sabre and Hawker Hunter by Lucan Snapper, on Flickr

And one from the Newcastle show in Northern Ireland last year...

ImageF-86 Sabre G-SABR by Lucan Snapper, on Flickr
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Postby F-86 on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 1:09 am

A few from me of a great aircraft and thanks to Golden Apple for giving us the chance to see such a jet in the first place.

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Postby Blackbird on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 7:38 pm

A few from my P'bucket account
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Postby Ewart on Fri 13 Jun 2014, 10:51 pm

ImageSabre shine by -ewart-, on Flickr

Here is mine from Old Warden last year. A cracking pass with the sun glistening off her wings.
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Postby rjlaker on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 4:35 pm

Here are some of mine. Gonna miss it for it's topsides and smokey exhaust that I remember it for! :rock: :worship:

My wife called it "cow plane" when we first met and I started taking her to shows - The intake looked like a cow's nose apparently... :kiss:

Image_DSC0873WM by rjlaker, on Flickr

ImageDSC08688lr by rjlaker, on Flickr

ImageDSC00386wm by rjlaker, on Flickr

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ImageDSC08703lr by rjlaker, on Flickr

Image_DSC2913WM by rjlaker, on Flickr

Image_DSC3026WM by rjlaker, on Flickr

Image_DSC3515WM by rjlaker, on Flickr

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Rob
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Postby keithnewsome on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 7:47 pm

Just one for now ... Bentwaters 2010 I think ??

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Postby Tonka 617 on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 9:10 am

Gutted to see her go, here are a couple from Eastbourne last year.

Image_DSC0077 by Michael Hallam, on Flickr
Image_DSC0086 by Michael Hallam, on Flickr
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Image_DSC0110 by Michael Hallam, on Flickr
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Postby umea4 on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 11:59 am

A few that I can find quickly. Will be greatly missed.

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Anthony.
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Postby vortex003 on Sun 15 Jun 2014, 12:04 pm

Two from Newcastle (Co. Down) last year
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Postby Weather Watcher on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 2:28 pm

Many Great shots. Mine is from May 2010 at Old Warden
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Postby Golden Apple Ops on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 8:14 pm

Hi Guys.

Really touched by your tributes and the quality of the pictures is superb. 48-178 has been a massive part of my life for 18 years (I first flew her in 1996!) so I'm very sad to see her go. She will be in good hands in the USA, so there is some comfort!

It's hard to believe that this machine entered service in 1949! It was so ahead of its time in an era when progress in aviation was incredibly rapid and most new aircraft designs were obsolete on the drawing board. It was classic, iconic and legendary, and great fun to fly. The performance was staggering and it always looked beautiful. You didn't have to fly this aircraft to love and appreciate it!

We have been fortunate to have had such good and solid support from many quarters over the years and it has been a privilege to have been entrusted to be custodians of what is a unique and remarkable aircraft; the world's oldest airworthy jet and the only "A" model that still flys.

Thank you all again for your kind appreciation.

Best wishes

Mark Linney
Golden Apple Operations Limited
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Postby LN Strike Eagle on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 8:53 pm

Golden Apple Ops wrote:Hi Guys.

Really touched by your tributes and the quality of the pictures is superb. 48-178 has been a massive part of my life for 18 years (I first flew her in 1996!) so I'm very sad to see her go. She will be in good hands in the USA, so there is some comfort!

It's hard to believe that this machine entered service in 1949! It was so ahead of its time in an era when progress in aviation was incredibly rapid and most new aircraft designs were obsolete on the drawing board. It was classic, iconic and legendary, and great fun to fly. The performance was staggering and it always looked beautiful. You didn't have to fly this aircraft to love and appreciate it!

We have been fortunate to have had such good and solid support from many quarters over the years and it has been a privilege to have been entrusted to be custodians of what is a unique and remarkable aircraft; the world's oldest airworthy jet and the only "A" model that still flys.

Thank you all again for your kind appreciation.

Best wishes

Mark Linney
Golden Apple Operations Limited

What a nice post, Mark. Always heartening to see that operators appreciate their audience as much as we do their aircraft.

The Sabre will be a real loss to the UK Airshow scene. Please tell us you'll be bringing an F-100 back the other way? :lol:

I don't have many shots to share - the Sabre has been firmly amongst my favourites for a long time, but one of those machines I always seemed to make a hash of photographing. Here's the best I can scrape together.

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Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant Airshow 2011 by DanGB, on Flickr

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Postby Exiler on Thu 17 Jul 2014, 10:17 pm

Many Thanks Mark, your displays in G-SABR have always been a source of great enjoyment, thank you.
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Postby Petedcollins on Fri 18 Jul 2014, 8:13 pm

One from me

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Postby Golden Apple Ops on Mon 22 Sep 2014, 7:59 pm

Here is a sneak preview of a short film we've put together about the Sabre. We will upload to YouTube for wider release once the aircraft heads West, but for now PLEASE do not share - for your eyes only! :wink:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8t87xq6qfeu0i ... 3.mp4?dl=0
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Postby MarkL on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 6:20 am

Wow, fantastic !

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Postby Talldan76 on Tue 23 Sep 2014, 7:07 am

Here's a couple of (sadly) static only shots from me... Both taken at Duxford on the 14th September.


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F-86a Sabre by talldan76, on Flickr

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F-86a Sabre by talldan76, on Flickr

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Postby hmeasures on Wed 24 Sep 2014, 7:11 pm

Golden Apple Ops wrote:Here is a sneak preview of a short film we've put together about the Sabre. We will upload to YouTube for wider release once the aircraft heads West, but for now PLEASE do not share - for your eyes only! :wink:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8t87xq6qfeu0i ... 3.mp4?dl=0


Fantastic, thank you for sharing!
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