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F-106B 57-2543
Excelsior Aviation, Medicine & Engineering Academy, Victorville, CA
15 Mar 2017 F-106B 57-2543 now resides at the Excelsior Aviation Medicine and Engineering Academy in Victorville, CA. According to Mr. Derek King at Excelsior the aircraft will be restored as part of the Aviation Medicine and Engineering Charter School restoration project for display focusing on 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 use 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. Use the Contact Webmaster at the bottom of this page to let me know, or here is the POC info to go direct:
Excelsior Aviation, Medicine & Engineering Academy (Derek King)
18000 McCoy Circle Drive  |  Victorville, CA 92394  |   (760) 552-2013 cell
DEC 2016 F-106B 57-2543 was SOLD in Dec 2016.

Aprl 2000 F-106's of WESTERNAIR INC. at El Paso International, El Paso Texas During the first part of April 2000, 6 of the 7 un-flyable QF-106s departed Tyndall AFB, FL, on several flatbed 18 wheelers bound for El Paso, TX. Having been purchased by a private individual (Westernair Inc) they were planned to be restored, some possibly to flyable status, however that never came to be. Only two of them remain in El Paso 57-2543 being one of them. Thanks to Dick Lewis, CMSgt, USAF (Ret) for taking these and many other photos. The airframe date plate was evidently removed at Tyndal AFB prior to shipping.

REASON FOR 57-2543 TERMINATION FROM DRONE PROGRAM: Nose gear damage. STATUS OF AIRCRAFT: QF-106B 57-2543, minimal records, fuselage exterior paint stripped, disassembled.