Monday, June 4, 2007

The "Flying-est" T-33

Off we go into the wild, blue yonder

This T-33 aircraft was used for pilot training at Selma's Craig Air Force Base and gave young men the opportunity to "climb high into the sun" and learn how to navigate the skies after World War II.
It flew more than 7200 hours and 2.5 million miles. The plane was presented to the City of Selma March 4, 1964, and the display was erected at Memorial Stadium by Selma Squadron #288 AF Association.

The Air Force base was closed in the late 1970s by the Jimmy Carter Administration. Today, it is operated as an airport and industrial authority with a runway that can accommodate jets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember those planes. It was a long time ago. This one looks almost like a model.

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