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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

CT-39A - “Sabreliner”

North American

 
 
CT-39A - "Sabreliner" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. CT-39A - "Sabreliner" Marker
Inscription. Originally developed as a private venture to meet a USAF requirement for a twin jet utility trainer, the prototype T-39 made its first flight on 16 September 1958. In all, 143 T-39As and six T-39Bs were built for the USAF. Another 62 T-39s were produced for the Navy. Sabreliners began flight testing at Edwards in 1959 and, as of 2020, still operate here fulfilling a variety of test support roles. A commercial Sabreliner Model 40 version of the aircraft has been very successful.

The aircraft on display was flown to Edwards in November 1985 from Bergstrom AFB, Texas where it had been performing VIP transport duties with 12th Air Force Headquarters. The “CT” designation was assigned when the aircraft was converted to the utility transport role.

On loan from the USAF Museum.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.783′ N, 117° 55.223′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
CT-39A - "Sabreliner" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. CT-39A - "Sabreliner" Marker
walking distance of this marker. F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (a few steps from this marker); F-111A - "Aardvark" (within shouting distance of this marker); T-28B - "Trojan" (within shouting distance of this marker); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (within shouting distance of this marker); YA-7D - "Corsair II" (within shouting distance of this marker); T-33A “Shooting Star” (within shouting distance of this marker); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
CT-39A - "Sabreliner" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. CT-39A - "Sabreliner" and Marker
CT-39A - "Sabreliner" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. CT-39A - "Sabreliner"
CT-39A - "Sabreliner" image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. CT-39A - "Sabreliner"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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