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With the temp starting out at 80° I knew the ride wouldn't be a long one because it heats up fast here this time of the year and 100° by noon would be a sure thing. So I set out to do my usual Sunday jaunt. It's predicable, not very exciting, but pleasant and sometimes it gets more interesting. More importantly, it got me out of the house.
|Some guys have a bigger space than others for their toys. This is not my garage but I wish...|
|1/2 of a 12,000lb, 750 mph gas guzzler|
|Just two American guys wiling away a Sunday working on a plane that would have been a top secret Soviet aircraft in 1950 or so. Joe Stalin would be so pissed.|
|Cockpit bits. Good to be organized. MiG 17 Tech support closed 40 years ago.|
|Kenny stands on an OSHA approved platform.|
Below is a photo I snapped of Ray's plane back in 2006 when it was all in one piece. Ray flies the MiG in air shows around the country. It's sort of like taking your vintage bike to vintage bike events around the country except that your vintage bike doesn't burn 3 - 5 gallons of jet fuel per minute just getting there.
|The guys said it should be back to flying in a few months.|