|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?
Be seeing you, Seer
|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
"And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky A human being that was given to fly"....Eddie Vedder
|Re: Unusual Private Aircraft||seer||8/8/03 12:11 PM|
|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|
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||esterrett||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.
|Re: Unusual Private Aircraft||Lrae||8/10/03 11:01 PM|
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. "
He who learns, teaches (Ethiopian proverb)
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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)
5. MiG-15 UTI (2-seater)
6. MiG-15 UTI (2-seater)
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|
|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|
|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:
His location (Quincy Regional Airport) is low res though.
|Re: Unusual Private Aircraft||yonderboy||11/5/05 8:46 PM|
|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.
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|
hmmm... I wonder why they would paint that?
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|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|
on the vein of unusual aircraft - any idea what this plane is doing here?, think its a DC3
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|
|Re: Unusual Private Aircraft||dgt||1/29/08 2:09 PM|
The imagery has been updated. Many new fast ones to ID.