Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Bern, N.C. Grumman F-11 Tiger


While on vacation in 2003 at New Bern, North Carolina; I spotted this Grumman F-11 at the side of the road. I had my host (Bruce Albert) take and send me these photos. This is somewhat of a rare aircraft as Grumman only made about 200 of them.

It has since been restored and painted as a Blue Angel aircraft. See the following for an article on the restoration: here.


OldGeezer said...

When I lived in New Bern (not Burn) in the mid-70s, I saw that F11F many times. In those days the paint was wearing off, and underneath you could see Blue Angels livery. I don't know what its correct BuNo was, those tend to get changed or deleted with every repaint, but I'm pretty sure that Blue Angels paintjob was original and authentic.

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