Medal of Honor recipient retired Col. Bud Day took to the skies in an F-100F Super Sabre for the first time since being shot down over North Vietnam 43 years ago during a commemorative flight from Ellington Field in Houston, March 29, 2011. Day rode in the back seat of the newly restored F-100. The Collings Foundation sponsored the event to celebrate the rollout of the newly restored Super Sabre, which is painted in the scheme of Day's aircraft from the Vietnam War. The foundation will fly the F-100 as part of its Vietnam Memorial Flight. At left, the F-100 takes off during a practice flight on the day before Day's flight. At right, Day smiles after his "sortie."
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