Sabre One Rescue
The Missouri Aviation Historical Society has established a project to rescue the very first Sabreliner ever built, which is currently sitting at the Perryville MO airport. This jet was truly the first successful business jet, as it predated the Learjet into service by one year. The Sabreliner also has huge ties to Missouri as North American Aviation who had originally developed the airplane to a USAF request for a utility/trainer jet designated the T-39 had no experience in marketing civilian aircraft and went to Remmert-Werner at Lambert and gave them full distribution rights. So they were built in LA and then flown to St. Louis for customer completion. In later years operations moved to Perryville, MO. Our goal is to bring Sabre One to SUS and place on static display behind the F-101 along the boulevard. I figured some of your members might like to assist with our fund raising goal of $25,000.00 which we are about 2/3 of the way complete. The attached photo shows 282-001 along with serial # 2 in front of the hangar at LAX in 1963. Sabre One is nearest the hangar, 002 was Pet Milk's airplane. Please see attached flyer and if you have any questions please contact me.
President, Missouri Aviation Historical Society