Unusual Private Aircraft

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Unusual Private Aircraft seer 8/7/03 3:47 PM
On the ramp at Reno Stead. There are three types of aircraft in this view. Recognize them?
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Re: Unusual Private Aircraft stiuskr 8/7/03 9:02 PM
The plane at upper right is a MiG-15 'Fagot'. The two to the left are it's American counterpart, the North American Aviation F-86 'Sabre'.The red plane at lower right is not so readily identifiable. Still working on this one, that new tarmac makes shadow id near impossible. Is probably a trainer of some type, closest I can come is a Pilatus PC-9/Beech T-6A 'Texan II', which would probably make for a good racer. North of this viewpoint is what appears to be a Cessna T-37/A-37 "Tweety Bird" (w/ the wingtip tanks) the basic jet trainer of the USAF. And to the west is a pair of P-3 Orions. These look to be civilian aircraft, as a number of them have been converted into firebombers. The lower one looks to be in the conversion process, as it still has it's tailboom.

MiG-15 vs. F-86


PC-9's


T-37/A-37


P-3

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Re: Unusual Private Aircraft seer 8/8/03 12:11 PM
Thanks!
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft Lrae 8/8/03 9:32 PM
Actually, the two jets to the left side are Mig-15's and the one to the right is a Mig-17. The F-86 wing span ranged from 37' to 39' and the length ranged from 37' to 40'. While the Migs were pretty constant wing span of 31' to 33' and a length right at 36'. Making those 3 jets Migs for sure. Notice they are all the same length with the 2 on the left being slightly wider. And the other item... Aviation Classics has Mig 15's and 17's, no 86's.

Re: Unusual Private Aircraft Citizentony 8/8/03 9:59 PM
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Actually, the two jets to the left side are Mig-15's and the one to the right is a Mig-17. The F-86 wing span ranged from 37' to 39' and the length ranged from 37' to 40'. While the Migs were pretty constant wing span of 31' to 33' and a length right at 36'. Making those 3 jets Migs for sure. Notice they are all the same length with the 2 on the left being slightly wider. And the other item... Aviation Classics has Mig 15's and 17's, no 86's.






So then, is it legal to own a mig and fly it around? I ask because a guy I sat beside on an airplane was telling me that some guy he sold video equipment to in CO flew around in a Mig. I have yet to decide wether I belive this or not.
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft ed.sterrett 8/9/03 11:19 AM
My boss tried a few years ago. Apparently you can buy one, you just can't bring it into the country very easily.

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coolness factor 81

He tried to buy a Russian MiG jet fighter, but US customs wouldn't allow it and he blatantly upset San Jose-area officials by landing his private jet after the 11pm curfew imposed in the area. When you have $50 billion in the bank, a $10,000 fine seems like pocket change. Any guy who likes to defy convention and authorities, and flies fighter jets for fun, has to be cool. It's part of the definition.


Secret Wish:
That he obtains his Russian MiG jet fighter and does a very low (and very loud) swoop by Mr. Gates' residence.





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Re: Unusual Private Aircraft Lrae 8/10/03 11:01 PM
Yup,
According to the FAA registration database there are 32 Mig-15's, 9 Mig-17's, 33 Mig-21's, 2 Mig-23's and 2 Mig-29's registered in the US. But, none of them are registered in Colorado. This doesn't mean he didn't move or have it registered in another state.
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft FreakFlyer 11/28/03 7:54 PM

Stumbled upon this & remembered the jet mentioned above .Need a * National ID card ? *

Just noticed * THIS * & wondered how he's doing now compared to esterrett's May 2000 * LINK * above .
Googled "Larry Ellison" , he's definately a fascinating fellow & the same age as me . I've taken a small scale risk or two that worked out ok , but any similarities probably pretty much end there .

**** Oh , my point, what happened with his MIG 29 ? ****

norwegian , maybe you could you look at * THIS * if you get a chance ? ' "MUUUUU!!" Jag grät i flera timmar efter det. '

Guess I ought to let Larry himself have the * LAST WORD *
" Let me know when you're worth 16 billion dollars, kid. Then you might have an ice cubes chance at getting me to listen to you. "
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Re: Unusual Private Aircraft RRU 7/21/05 6:28 AM
I don't quite agree with the last interpretation. Don't you think the top one would rather be a Czech L39 albatros ?
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft Skyward 7/23/05 12:20 AM
Here's my photo interpretation of whatcha got there:

The eastern-most row is, from north to south:
1. L-39 Albatros
2. MiG-15 UTI (2-seater)
3. MiG-15
4. MiG-17F
5. MiG-15 UTI (2-seater)
6. MiG-15 UTI (2-seater)
7. C-123

I believe the red aircraft on the south side of the second row is a TS-11 Iskra, and I'm gonna guess the the aircraft to the west of it is a BAC Jet Provost.

The operation is Aero Classics, Ltd.
Welcome Wagon! number1fan 8/9/05 7:46 PM
Just a thought!
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft mitek 8/27/05 11:55 AM
I also believe that the red aircraft is a Ts-11 iskra
I made an overlay of the top view of an iskra. Check it out.
TOp view courtesy of www.skytamer.com
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft starsage56 9/12/05 6:17 PM
this may or may not have been posted, but what is that helicopter to the far west?
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft oopoo 10/7/05 4:04 PM
Airshow?
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft Simple_Simon 10/8/05 5:12 AM
Don Kirlin has built up a nice collection of fighter jets. Good article about "Air USA" here:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/13.10/kirlin.html?pg=1&topic=kirlin&topic_set=
His location (Quincy Regional Airport) is low res though.

Scifi
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft yonderboy 11/5/05 8:46 PM
I believe the helicopter is a US101

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=US101+helicopter

It's pretty big and the US101 seems to fit the bill.
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft no.stranger 11/5/05 10:48 PM
Very interesting area to have a browse around. Looks like toys for big boys region, the compound 85 m toward the SW has got some very interesting machinery in and around it, would love to have a peek in the hangars. Incdently did you spot the small plane just off the runway that looks like it has a wee misshap.
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft washoetech 11/6/05 1:33 AM
I live in Reno and I partied at the guys house who owns all those planes. The big one is the plane that was in the movie Con Air. They rent it out for big money to hollywood. It can be seen in commercials and movies. I dont exactly know the model of the plane.

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I have a picture of the big plane and the MIGS. It's a c-123 called "Large Marge"



Re: Unusual Private Aircraft KingConn 11/6/05 11:04 AM
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I have a picture of the big plane and the MIGS. It's a c-123 called "Large Marge"




hmmm... I wonder why they would paint that?
Foster's! number1fan 11/9/05 8:15 PM


Cheer's to ya Mate!

Re: Unusual Private Aircraft m37 12/4/05 11:17 PM
The plane is almost certainly a Temco Pinto

Re: Unusual Private Aircraft deicas 12/15/05 10:42 AM
Smirnoff Vodka flies a number of Mig-17's for promotional purposes. See http://www.airshowsamerica.com/Mig%2017.htm. Four years ago or so I saw them fly at an air show at Moffet Field, Mountain View CA (near Google's home). Flying old Russia jets seems like an expensive way to promote your liquor.
Re: Foster's! alangwatkins 1/14/06 4:38 PM
These aren't beer cans "MATE". They are extreme aircraft built in their time by master craftsmen and engineeers. Not by by (austrailian lingo) 'remote controouls".

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Re: Unusual Private Aircraft rolandzjailer 1/15/06 7:19 AM
More than likely the large twin is a C-123 Provider. Used a lot in Vietnam
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft falzar 1/19/06 1:36 PM
run a search for alcatraz, you will also see a plane.
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft scotthm 1/19/06 3:22 PM
some collection!
on the vein of unusual aircraft - any idea what this plane is doing here?, think its a DC3
co-ordinates
41o02'30.63"N
28o56'54.27"E
Instambul, East of the bosphorous straights
seems a very weird place to park a plane!
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft Dinrdo 2/4/06 11:07 AM
A Hind MI24 Helicopter, a MIG 21, and the proto-type U-2

Let me know if i was even close
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft raven63 1/6/07 8:45 AM
I think it's an Aero L-39 Albatros

Look here at Airliners.net

Regards
Raven
Re: Unusual Private Aircraft dgt 1/29/08 2:09 PM
The imagery has been updated. Many new fast ones to ID.
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