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F-106's of WESTERNAIR INC. at El Paso International, El Paso Texas:
15 Mar 2017 The LAST two El Paso F-106's to be sold, F-106B 57-2509 and 57-2543, went to the Palm Springs Air Museum and Excelsior High School, Victorville, CA. Searching for more details from Fred Bell at the Palm Springs Air Museum and Derek King at Excelsior High School. Pat Perry tracked down the new owners and spoke to the man who funded the donation and transport of 5 truckloads of parts and a J-75 engine to these two CA locations. The aircraft will be used for displays that focus on HS age kids vocational education in aerospace industry skills and pre-military aircraft training. Looking for any help that nearby former F-106'ers could give as the recipients have little experience with the F-106. Your time and skills will be vital to the success of both projects. Please us the Contact Webmaster link at the bottom of this page with your name and contact info if you think this is something you would like to pursue. TWO MORE SURVIVING AIRFRAMES YAHOO!
12 Dec 2016 The LAST two El Paso F-106's have been sold -- there are no more remaining in El Paso. F-106B 57-2509 and 57-2543 departed El Paso on 14 Dec heading to their new homes at the Palm Springs Air Museum and Excelsior High School in the Los Angeles area. Searching for more details from Dick Durand of Western Air Inc.
April 2000 6 of the 7 last un-flyable QF-106s departed Tyndall AFB, FL, on several flatbed 18 wheelers bound for El Paso, TX having been privately purchased by David Tokoph at Westernair Inc. They were planned for restoration with one possibly put back to flyable status, even though they all were already de-milled. Unfortunately David passed away so the plans for these jets changed. Four F-106B's 57-2509, 57-2517, 57-2543, 57-2545. Two F-106A's 58-0786, 59-0047. Thanks to Dick Lewis, CMSgt, USAF (Ret) for taking some of the photos below. Only airframe with date plate is 57-2509. Others were evidently removed at Tyndall AFB. All control stick grips missing. 3 Ejection seats included. Cockpits had some instruments still in them. No canopy actuators as they were part of the ejection system which were removed. New longerons etc. manufactured to attach tails as it came from factory. Enough new parts for 2 complete aircraft. One J75-P-19 Engine minus tail pipe, nozzle-afterburner diffuser is on the engine. Tail pipe shroud on-hand. No records, but engine is from an F-106.
REASON FOR TERMINATION FROM DRONE PROGRAM: STATUS OF AIRCRAFT:
  1. F-106B 57-2509 SOLD Private purchase in Dec 2016 to Palm Springs Air Museum
  2. F-106B 57-2453 SOLDPrivate purchase in Dec 2016 to Excelsior High School, Victorville, CA
  3. F-106B 57-2545 SOLD Private purchase in Jul 2013 by Dan Bissell owner of 'Bissell Auto Body', St. Louis, MO and now sits in his lot
  4. F-106A 59-0047 SOLD Private purchase in Jul 2013 by Dan Bissell owner of 'Bissell Auto Body', St. Louis, MO and now sits in his lot
  5. F-106A 58-0786 SOLD Oct 2015, prep for static display at California Science Center. Moved to Victorville CA for temp storage until can be displayed in new facility at California Science Center
  6. F-106B 57-2517 SOLD 20 Jan 2003 - Stripped and sold for scrap