11th June 2014 at 12:02Duxford based Golden Apple Operations Ltd has today suspended flying of their North American F-86A Sabre (48-178). Subject to completion of contract the aircraft will be returning to the United States in the very near future.
We are extremely grateful to all who have supported us and for the enthusiastic following by many over the last 22 years. It has been an enormous challenge yet an immense privilege to operate the world’s oldest jet powered aircraft, the only airworthy F-86A and the only Sabre flying in Europe. We have been fortunate to have had the backing of many committed individuals over the years and we are all saddened that our involvement in this particular chapter of 48-178’s history is now drawing to an end.
We will be fully supporting the transition to operations in the USA and we wish the new owner the very best of luck.