(I was unable to post as blog yesterday due to a computer virus. I haven't completely beat the virus yet, but hope to beat it in a day or two. Meantime, I'll do my best.)
This T-33 jet was built in the early 1950's. For years the US Air Force used the T-33 as a trainer aircraft for jet pilots. We also sold them to other countries for the same purpose. There was even a few two-seater versions built It was a versatile plane in its day, but aircraft technology progressed rapidly and by the 1970's, as sleek and pretty as it was, the T-33 was hopelessly outmoded. This particular airplane is mounted on a steel pole outside the new Jarales Road (Valencia County) Community Center as a memorial to all those who served in the military forces of the United States.