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F-86F Sabre Rollout – First Engine Runs Imminent

F-86F Sabre Rollout – First Engine Runs Imminent

On Wednesday, February 19th, Doug Matthews’ Classic Fighters of America rolled out their freshly-restored North American F-86F-30 Sabre (52-5116) into the Florida sunshine for the first time following its arduous, decade-long restoration effort. We have been following this project for some time now, and it is clear that the workmanship is […]

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S-211 Sold

S-211 Sold

Classic Fighters of America currently has sold all the four Siai Marchetti S-211. For more information visit S211Jet.com.

(Photo by Adam Glowaski - Box 5 Media)

Classic Fighters of America’s TA-4J Skyhawk Airborne!

Doug Matthews has successfully flown his recently refurbished Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk for the first time! We have been following this exciting project for several months, and have posted a few earlier pieces on the project, and its history. The aircraft, Bu.156925, now wears the markings of VF-126, but had originally […]

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Classic Fighters of America – Restoration Shop Update

Classic Fighters of America – Restoration Shop Update

Doug Matthew’s second F-86 Sabre is slowly coming together, and is currently undergoing rewiring. However, work on the Sabre is a secondary priority until CFA’s Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk Bu.156925 is completed. Click HERE for the full article.

Flying the Little Italian Stallion

Flying the Little Italian Stallion

Despite the American government failing to select the S.211 for its JAPTS program, Doug Matthews, the owner of Classic Fighters of America and a true aviation enthusiast, feels that the Siai-Marchetti S.211 represents a highly capable basic trainer and an excellent fit for the civilian market. Click HERE to find out more about this aircraft.