On 14 August 1980, seven former Belgian Air Force Lockheed T-33A aircraft were seen stored at at the USAF
Sculthorpe AFB in the UK, including Lockheed T-33A FT-22.
T-Bird FT-33A was one of thirthy eight aircraft
that were delivered to the Belgian Air Force (Belgische Luchtmacht / Force aérienne belge). The Lockheed T-33A's
were delivered to the Belgian from 10 March 1952 (12 in 1952; 10 in 1953; 2 in 1954; 6 in 1955 and 8 in 1956).
Lockheed T-33A FT-22 s/n 7584 (ex USAF 51-17524) was delivered to the Belgian Air Force on 2 November 1953.
The aircraft was operated by 11 smaldeel at Brustum. In 1979, T-33A FT-22 was withdrawn from Belgian military
service; returned to the USAF and on 3 December 1979 flown to Sculthorpe AF. In September 1981, the Lockheed
T-33A was registered N1180D in the USA with AG Central Aircraft Inc., Texas. Over the years, Lockheed T-33A
N1180D was registered with a number of owners, until registration N1180D was cancelled as experation on 31 October
2013. During a number of years, the Lockheed T-33A N1180D (51-17524) has flown in U.S.Air Force markings 'TR-524'.