The WHF Hangar

September, 2007 Volume 1, Number 1

The Foundation F-86 Sabre at AirVenture 2006
Photo by Xavier Meal

Welcome to the first edition of the Warbird Heritage Foundation newsletter, "The WHF Hangar"!

We hope to periodically bring you up to date on events at WHF including airshow news, the status of our aircraft, new additions, and other interesting news items. As always, any comments are greatly appreciated.

The 2007 airshow season has been very exciting for us. Our F-86 Sabre has been warmly received at airshows all summer long. In June, we were honored to be asked by the Air Force Materiel Command to bring the Sabre to Wright-Patterson AFB to participate in their 60th anniversary airshow. The next weekend the Sabre appeared at the Battle Creek airshow, where the Hoppers flew as the opening act on both Saturday and Sunday. The Hoppers received many compliments on their L-39 routine. In July, the Sabre flew at "Thunder over Michigan", AirVenture 2007 at Oshkosh, and the Selfridge Air Show in Michigan. Many excellent pictures of the F-86 flying at these and other shows, including a Heritage formation with an F-22 Raptor and a P-38 Lightning from AirVenture 2007, can be found on and on

All of the WHF warbirds will be on display or flying at the Waukegan Airshow which takes place on Saturday, September 8th. You are all invited to attend.

Many thanks to David Staffeldt, our Director of Maintenance, and Tom Patt, our Aircraft Mechanic, for an outstanding job in performing our Sabre annual inspection this year. They did a very "deep" annual and took pictures all along the way. They posted all of the pictures on the Warbird Information Exchange (WIX) so warbird enthusiasts from across the country could follow along during the course of the annual. It was a big hit on the WIX website and received over 17,000 hits.

Our website has been updated with more features and pictures for your enjoyment. We now have a free downloadable screensaver featuring great pictures of all our aircraft. It is available in both Microsoft and Apple formats. We encourage you to download it. Just click on the link in the "Latest News and Announcements" section below to download yours. We hope you enjoy it!

Regards from all of us here at the Warbird Heritage Foundation.

The Latest News and Announcements

Web Site Enhancements

We have recently put Version 2.1 of our web site online.

To help you identify and locate recent changes to our site, click on the new "Update History" button at the bottom of our Home Page. This will present you with the specific details of recent updates.

Click here to go directly to our home page.   From there you can explore all of the new function....

.....or, you can go directly to a specific area of interest by following the links below.

Warbird Rides

The Warbird Heritage Foundation is now providing Warbird rides to Foundation Donors on a limited basis!   Click here to go directly to the "Warbird Rides" page on our web site for more information.

Facilities Rental

We are making our hangar available for corporate events and small social gatherings.   Click here to visit the "Facilities Rental" page on our web site for the details.


The WHF screensaver is finally here!  We have developed a screensaver featuring our aircraft that we offer completely free of charge.   Click here to go directly to the download page and get your copy today!

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