Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby sovietjet on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 1:33 am

Various Russian metal restored in the USA:

MiG-23

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Su-27

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MiG-29

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L-59:

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MiG-21:

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Sadly this L-29 crashed last year...

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MiG-17:

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Helis

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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby Agg on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 3:13 am

What a great set! The world certainly has changed a lot, just a few decades ago these machines were pretty much unheard of in the west, now they are toys for civilian americans...
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby flashman8 on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 5:55 am

very nice.........a great selection... :yahoo:
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby adamp89 on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 6:39 am

how is that flanker able to be flown as a civilian aircraft, it could only happen in the US though, the UK would never let anyone fly one....
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby Maisie on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 8:20 am

NEVER knew they had a Su-27/30?!?!?! I need to get myself there and go up in that Mil-24/35 too! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby adamp89 on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 12:22 pm

there's something about the thought of owning a flanker or fulcrum that makes me want one, what next, a civilian F-16 or F-4 (please someone buy a German one and keep it flying)
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby sylvancatharsis on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 2:03 pm

I'm pretty sure the Flanker and MiG-29 are flown under government contracts (basically as mercenary aggressors). They certainly are not airshow aircraft.
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby adamp89 on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 2:07 pm

along the lines of the HHA hunters and sukhoi?

still, i want one.... :drool:
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby sovietjet on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 3:00 pm

sylvancatharsis wrote:I'm pretty sure the Flanker and MiG-29 are flown under government contracts (basically as mercenary aggressors). They certainly are not airshow aircraft.


Partly true. The MiG-29 yes although he has been open to displaying at airshows if they paid for it. The problem is airshows can't afford it. The Su-27 was displayed at an airshow once but static only. Today, both the Su-27s are with an unknown owner at an unknown location. Likely won't see them again...

adamp89 wrote:what next, a civilian F-16 or F-4 (please someone buy a German one and keep it flying)


There's a civilian F-4 flying and owned by the Collings foundation.
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby Agg on Fri 12 Jul 2013, 11:10 pm

adamp89 wrote:there's something about the thought of owning a flanker or fulcrum that makes me want one, what next, a civilian F-16 or F-4 (please someone buy a German one and keep it flying)

The German Phantoms are quite close to the maximum number of flight hours that the airframes can take, so I dont think we'll be seeing them again...
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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby adamp89 on Sat 13 Jul 2013, 7:24 am

Agg wrote:The German Phantoms are quite close to the maximum number of flight hours that the airframes can take, so I dont think we'll be seeing them again...


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Re: Russian jet warbirds and helis in the USA

Postby 138EAW on Sat 13 Jul 2013, 1:01 pm

Great selection :cool:

adamp89 wrote:there's something about the thought of owning a flanker or fulcrum that makes me want one, what next, a civilian F-16 or F-4 (please someone buy a German one and keep it flying)


A few years ago (2010?) the Collings Foundation started looking into the feasibility of getting a F-105 flying :drool: :drool: Haven't seen anything mentioned since :grin:
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