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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) More...

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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
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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