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Civilian MiG-29 closer to flight - afterburner tests

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Hal Bryan
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#1 Posted: 10/4/2010 15:18:51

This amazing warbird is just about ready to fly in Arlington, WA. Here's a few candid photos courtesy of Tim Morgan of Morgan Aircraft Restoration and Mike Brown:

 

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#2 Posted: 10/4/2010 22:17:50

lookin good!



Trevor Janz
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#3 Posted: 10/5/2010 10:41:57

This is truly awesome!  But, can you imagine the fuel bill for that bird!?  Wow.....I could not afford to taxi it to the runway!
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Steve DiLullo
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#4 Posted: 10/6/2010 09:34:20

Wow, kneeling underneath while the thing's in burner... that's some serious trust of the chocks and brakes!
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#5 Posted: 10/6/2010 20:07:12

Wow...amazing stuff!



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#6 Posted: 10/6/2010 23:25:54

Wasn't this already done to a different Mig this spring?  Pretty sure the Jet flew out of Pride Aircraft and it was quickly and quietly parked.   The Government put a stop to it real quick!

I would love to see it though!!!!



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Mike Brown
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#7 Posted: 10/7/2010 17:04:59

Su-27 from Rockford, Illinois.... but Pride Aircraft is correct.

 

Back to the MiG:  Taxi tests happened yesterday and today.



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#8 Posted: 10/7/2010 20:33:55

I have it from a reliable source that the brakes parts are $240K.



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Nels Anderson
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#9 Posted: 10/8/2010 09:20:49

That looks great. Looking forward to seeing it at an airshow some day...



Buck Wyndham
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#10 Posted: 10/16/2010 22:15:40
Andy Ovans wrote:

 

Wasn't this already done to a different Mig this spring?  Pretty sure the Jet flew out of Pride Aircraft and it was quickly and quietly parked.   The Government put a stop to it real quick!

I would love to see it though!!!!

 

Andy,

Not sure where you got your information. That's simply NOT what happened with the Su-27. The Government did not "put a stop to it real quick." The airplanes have simply been sold.



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#11 Posted: 12/12/2010 16:49:16 Modified: 12/13/2010 17:05:30

The first privately-owned MiG-29 flew Friday, 10 Dec 2010 in Quincy, IL (UIN). Two flights were accomplished and we're waiting on the weather to clear to continue the flight test phase. The Fulcrum was flown by myself (Lt Col Fred "Spanky" Clifton, USAF, ret) and the chase aircraft (L-59) was flown by the Fulcrum's owner, Don Kirlin. I was previously a MiG-29 instructor pilot while serving as an exchange officer with the German Luftwaffe.


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Steve DiLullo
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#12 Posted: 12/12/2010 18:58:23

Congrats - beautiful photos, too!



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Hal Bryan
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#13 Posted: 12/14/2010 12:45:09

Here's a clip from YouTube:




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