Live Demonstration Flight of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
7th of August, 2021
Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 11:45am.
After introduction of the P-80 Shooting Star, America's first operational jet fighter, Lockheed undertook a private venture to develop the T-33 trainer. By extending the fuselage and canopy by three feet, an extra pilot could be accommodated. The result was a world-class jet trainer of which 5,781 would be built over its first decade of production. It became the most widely used jet trainer in the world, essentially a two-seat version of the U.S.A.F. P-80 Shooting Star. A generation of flying cadets became pilots in the front seat of the T-33. Planes of Fame Air Museum's T-33 is used as the pace airplane for the Unlimited Air Races every year at Reno, Nevada.
- Doors Open at 10:00am
- Outdoor Presentation at 11:45am
- Jet Engine Start and Taxi at 12:00pm
- The aircraft will fly over the Museum for approximately 20 minutes
- Discounted admission pricing ($12 adults / $5 children 5-11 / 4 and under Free)
- Coffee/Smoothie and food service. Museum Guides, Living History re-enactors, B-17 open, Gift Shop, Used Book Sale and other fun stuff!
See you Saturday, August 7.