Lockheed T-33A "Shooting Star"
Serving "on display" at KI Sawyer is tail number 51-4263
The T-33 was derived from the P-80 Shooting Star, our first jet powered combat aircraft. The two-seated TF-80C first flew on March 22, 1948. It was redesignated the T-33 and manufactured until 1959 with 5,691 T-33's being produced. The T-33 flew out of K.I. Sawyer AFB from 1959 until the 87th FIS left the base in 1985, a total of 26 years.