1992 0725 F08, 1298
T-33 'Shooting Star' flown by Ray Mabrey in USAF Thunderbirds livery. NX12418.
T-33 has varied service record
In the USAF until 1976 when It was sold to Yugoslavia. It was active in the Yugoslavian Air Force until 1983 when it was sold into private hands in the U.S. Pilot Randall Hames purchased the T-33 in 1990 while it was still disassembled and began an extensive 214 year restoration.
Photo by Bob Nelson, July 25, 1992
1990 Bob Nelson (photographer), and 2015 Craig Maas for the scans