Although the F-100's low speed performance benefitted greatly from the aerodynamically controlled slats introduced on the F 86, they allowed for higher angles of attack that also had distinct disadvantages. Also, the F-100 had large conventional ailerons that were responsible for the Super Sabre’s legendary adverse yaw. When the aircraft was turned the aileron on the “up wing” or the outside of the turn would deflect downward into the relative wind. This aileron’s deflection would create drag and induce a yawing motion away from the turn. This tendency was greatly exaggerated at low airspeed with high angles of attack. If the yawing were not corrected with rudder, the plane would eventually roll over in the opposite direction of the turn. If this happened in the landing pattern or close to the ground both the pane and pilot were often lost.
Numerous models of the F-100 Super Sabre were flown by the air forces of Turkey, France, Denmark and Taiwan. Air National Guard pilots flew the last USAF F-100 operational sortie in November 1979. During the 25 years the F-100 Super Sabre was in the USAF inventory, all who flew it, including the USAF Thunderbirds, admired as well as respected this remarkable airplane. I feel very lucky to be in a small group of pilots that have had the priveldge to fly both the Super Sabre and the Dreamliner.