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MiG-29 Fighter Soars Over The Pacific Northwest

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A former Ukranian MiG-29 fighter has become the second privately owned MiG-29 to fly, taking to the air over Washington six years after it left Eastern Europe. Capable of speeds of Mach 2.2 and altitudes of nearly 60,000ft, the Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 “Fulcrum” is a far cry from the 1927-57 vintage airplanes that Historic Flight Foundation specializes in restoring. However, the opportunity to work on something (avstop.com) Ещё...

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jonprovencher
Jon Provencher 0
Cool. I hope everything will check out right. It'll be great to see this plane fly in to Boeing Field over the summer!
IamGrounded
IamGrounded 0
For a short time, MIG-29 can be seen "up close" at HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION, SE KPAE.
HunterTS4
Toby Sharp 0
SWEET story for an amazing airplane
Yankee1
Robert West 0
We had a MIg-29 at Mojave a few years a ago. It was a Ukrainian AF aircraft also.Part of the North American Tour Got some pictures of it in the air and on the ground.
As an aircraft inspector I was oarticularly interested in looking over the construction of the aircraft. Found bi-metallic corrosion around the fasteners as well as other anomalies. Soviet aircraft might go faster, highewr etc. but US workmanship is better
georgewienbarg
George Wienbarg 0
Love the story about how the russians reverse engineered the metalurgy for the turbine blades in the first MIG. Visiting the plant where they were made in Britain with gum-soled shoes the Russians were able to reverse engineer the components that had adhered.
Yankee1
Robert West 0
Yeah those Russians are sneaky. They came to visit a certain aircraft company I worked for. We were told we would not even speak to them. Which was okay by me.

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