Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Guardian of Iowa City

The entrance to 42N country's Iowa City Municipal Airport is guarded by this static display from over a half century ago. Flying just a few feet above the ground is a Korean War vintage F-86 Sabre fighter. Some 9,500 of these jets were produced in the 1950s and only 15 remain flyable today. 

I discovered the jet on this site in the late 1970s. On one occasion some anti-war vandals sprayed orange paint on the jet during some protest during that era. Today the newer paint scheme looks good while the whole display could use a good washing. 
Photos displayed here are from the latest 42N camera upgrade and were taken by the junior team member on a shakedown tour of Iowa City sites (airport and grain mills.) Know that.


  1. Dontcha hate it when you get a new camera and your daughter won't even let you use it :)

    Congrats on the new photo gear and your faithful readers will now look forward to even higher quality images.

  2. Junior team member huh? I'm not sure I'd be able to hand over the reigns to a new camera so quickly! Enjoy!

    Kristin _ The Goat