Photo courtesy of Jim Hanson
I've owned and flown 9 Sabreliner jets. Here is the very first one,"Sabre One" at Perryville, Mo. Built for the military, they were rugged airplanes, fast, and had good handling. The old engines were "thirsty" for jet fuel, but even that could be ameliorated by pulling back the power and cruising at "only" .72 Mach. Sabre One will be rebuilt by former Sabreliner employees.