Gomig-21 Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:58 am
Always loved the mig-17. As a kid I didnt care about the mig-15 but loved the wings and afterburner of the mig-17.
Funny you mentioned the MiG-15 since there's one in the next town over from me as a static display at a small, local airport lol. The airport mostly has Cessnas and other small aircraft flying in and out and also has a flight school which is what makes it more busy than routine flights in and out.
But How this all-black with red stars and two winged fuel tanks MiG-15 UTI (two-seater) is doing there as a static display is quite interesting. It used to belong to a mafiosi who obviously got taken out and raided and all his possessions confiscated including this toy of his. The story is that he would take his friends and family out on rides LOL. I can only imagine sitting in that back seat and this guy flying that thing lmao. But I think those older Russian jets from the 15 to the vaunted 21 are super collectible here in the US, if you can afford to purchase one, have all the legitimate paperwork and licenses and be able to store and maintain it. They seem to be much more wanted than let's say US or European aircraft from the same time period.
I used to have a lot of excellent pics of it up close etc. but lost them in my older computer. So I had to get this one from Google and I can't believe this is the only pic of that aircraft on Google!? I haven't been there in a few years despite it being 12 minutes away loool, but now I might have to go and get more pics but I hope it's still there and the airport didn't get rid of it during the pandemic! That would suck. But she's a beauty in that all-black with the bright red stars. Sorry the pic is so tiny. I'll definitely get there and take better ones. Hopefully they didn't get rid of it since it's been there for at least 18 years that I know of. A Russian MiG-15 in a small, local airport of a New England suburban town LOL!