For Sale on eBay: "Like New" MiG 21

Spooky 1

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Got something a lot better than that coming to our operation sometime this year.
 

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Spooky 1 said:
Got something a lot better than that coming to our operation sometime this year.
what? that "cool" looking airplane from the movie "Stealth"? :D

i'm kidding, sheesh. what are you guys really getting?
 

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Wohooo!!

I want to start the F-16 Flying Club. Just need 13,999,999 more people and $7500 per hour. I get to fly first... I called it! I mean it!
 

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Notice that the aircraft is located in, and owned by, an unnamed foreign country. Just because you own the plane doesn't mean you will be able to import it into this country and fly it around on weekends! I can't imagine the FAA signing off on this, even if the owner had previous F-16 time in the military.

There's also the problem of support. Even if you also buy the guy's "17M in spares", you would still need access to test equipment and expertise. The Air Force wouldn't help you, and I'm sure Lockheed Martin would also tell you to take a hike.

It's a fun idea, though! Two words- chick magnet!
 

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"hey man, is that thing yours?"

"Yup, chicks dig it. it's a shaggin' wagon!"

instead of joining the mile high club, you could join the mach 1 club!!! though it'd be hard in such a cramped cockpit...
 

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To own and operate that airplane you would probably need a "formal" relationship with the likes of Lockheed Martin. A lot of the most recent fighters can not be owned, much less operated without some sort of program in place to suggest that there is a meaningful purpose for the existance of such a weapon system to be in the hands of civilians.
 

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The price of that MIG is way way to much. That jet should be selling for about 100k. You can find them so much cheaper in Trade A Plane. And of course there is the problem of insuring that aircraft....so so pricey for teh liability.

Wankel
 

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Hot Seats?

I wonder if the ejection seats are hot. It could cost more than the price of the aircraft to make them that way if they are not. I notice that it is not mentioned in the specs.
 

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Spooky 1 said:
I wonder if the ejection seats are hot. It could cost more than the price of the aircraft to make them that way if they are not. I notice that it is not mentioned in the specs.
From what I have seen on the Mig17 it is not that much heartache to get the seat to be good to go....get the charges inplace and make sure the chute is repacked...
 

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You might be right as I suspect that there is a ton of surplus stuff available somewhere. Transporting it to your maint. facility might be the really big problem these days.
 

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If you bought an old jet warbird I am rather sure you could register it as an experimental aircraft. Under the exhibition part...

So, that would let you turn your own wrenchs on the airplane you just need to find a trusting AP and or IA to sign off your annuals. Not suggesting anything shaddy...just somebody who can review your work and give it the ok.

Now, that is assuming you are able to turn your own wrenchs. If you can't then maintance will be getting stupid expensive.
 

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My earlier comments were directed at the F16. I am pretty sure that this aircraft, unless it was built under lisc. outside of the US, could be registered here in the US without such an arrangement. We operate an F5B that has origins in Norway, thus we were able to put an N number on it and use it at will.
 

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NuGuy said:
So does the smoking hole...

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Nope, the smoking hole costs money too. Cuz you ain't gonna be a hole unless you get airborne, and in a -21, it'll cost about 4000 bucks an hour.
 
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