Rummy flew Grumman F9F Panther jet fighers in the 50's. Always liked that about him, it was a kickass aircraft.
The gentleman next door passed away about 8 or 9 months ago, he was 90. He was a Naval Aviator and flew in WWII as well as after and flew F9F’s, I believe it was the last aircraft he flew.
His memory was slipping the last few years but he had a den with many pics and mementos, he was very interesting to talk to.
My old plane, it was a good one.