Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Nice looking jet! Even looks like the back seater might have some visibility out of the front. (which the old IP in me appreciates)
That is a tight machine, I love it.
You can buy them.If you go to the Reno Air Races, there are a lot of former Soviet jets for sale and they're not that expensive. Sure, you have to fuel them and insure them and house them and fix them. (if it flies floats or f#%*s, lease - don't buy)... Despite that old and time honored rule, I would buy one if I lived in that area. I would surely die in the cockpit (with a smile on my face).
I know! That's why I don't have a motorcycle - screaming death at high speed would only be a matter of time.
If you had a Ducati Diavel, you wouldn't want to leave the she-devil behind when you died...thus you live.I don't think that the same thing would be true if I owned this https://www.trade-a-plane.com/search?category_level1=Jets&make=MIKOYAN&model=MIG+29&listing_id=1740438&s-type=aircraftThe only privately owned MiG 29 in the US and it's for sale.
I'm sure there are a ba-jillion parts for that that are about impossible to obtain, except in the third world and at high prices.
If you can afford to buy it, I don't think that the high price of spares would be much of an issue.
Heh. Forgot to mention the store in in Vegas.
The T-50 was developed as a high performance trainer and light attack aircraft for the ROKAF. Now, with Lockheed-Martin as sponsor, it is entered in the DoD T-X playoffs. There is lots to see on it and the others entered in the competition if you have the time and the inclination to look. Dave
Thanks, Dave, I'll spend some time to take a look this weekend.