Surprise in a small Texas town

Discussion in 'Warbird Displays' started by Thorlifter, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia

    Attached Files:

  2. DBII

    DBII Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,191
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    unemployed again, health insurance
    Location:
    The Woodlands, Texas
    Cool, I think I have a picture of 1611. I will see what I can find.

    DBII
     
  3. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Wow! That is awesome find. Is that 2 seperate Migs or the same one at different stages of restore?

    Scratch that, two different Migs. I see the difference.
     
  4. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Man, after this and the Stinson Museum thread, I'm about to pack up the Nikons and come scouting around with you down there. Neat finds!
     
  5. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Come on! You buy the food, I'll buy the gas :evil4:
     
  6. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    You buying the gas for the plane down too? ;)
     
  7. freebird

    freebird Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    2,658
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    British Columbia
    What are you doing so far off the beaten track? It's not even on the Interstate. cool pics though.
     
  8. Wildcat

    Wildcat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,857
    Likes Received:
    376
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Workin' for the man....
    Location:
    South East Queensland
    Nice find Thor! :cool:
     
  9. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,215
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Yeah, nice Thor! good stuff.
     
  10. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Messages:
    3,099
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Substitute teacher; graduate student
    Location:
    Connecticut, United States
    Sweet, nice pics of the migs Thorlifter.

    Question, are those Mig-17s?
     
  11. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    23,053
    Likes Received:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    The one obviously is, the other I'm not sure. The canopies are different.
     
  12. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,911
    Likes Received:
    189
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    From Dallas, you can drive down I-35 or 281. I-35 is a wicked pain in the a** to drive because of traffic congestion between Waco and Austin. Or, take 281 which is a beautiful peaceful drive through the edges of the hill country and you get to see all these nice small towns, deer on the side of the road, and stop at Dairy Queen for a Blizzard!!!!!! yummy.

    Yes, MiG-17's.
     
  13. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    The one on the flatbed is a two-seater.... A rare aircraft ?

    Cool find, TL....

    Charles
     
  14. timshatz

    timshatz Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    4,441
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    MGR
    Location:
    Phila, Pa
    Cool. Neat little place
     
  15. ToughOmbre

    ToughOmbre Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Messages:
    4,182
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Retired from Verizon Communications - Now Working for Point Lobster Company, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
    Location:
    Jersey Shore, USA
    "Surprise" is right.

    Very cool!

    TO
     
  16. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    I think the 2 seater is a MiG-15. There are 3 wing fences on the MiG-17 and 2 on the MiG-15. Plus as the MiG-17s were put into service, some of the original MiG-15s were modified to become trainers. What is odd is that almost every time I have seen a MiG-17 at an airshow, their is always a MiG-15 on static display nearby. Evil twin?
     
  17. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Messages:
    3,099
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Substitute teacher; graduate student
    Location:
    Connecticut, United States
    Yes, MiG-17's.[/QUOTE]


    Thanks, I thought they were, but I wasn't sure.
     
  18. renrich

    renrich Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    4,542
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    real estate
    Location:
    Montrose, Colorado
    No surprise for me as I lived about 20 miles south of there for 4 years. 281 is on the route of the old El Camino Real. The Spanish used that route in the 17th and 18th century. As has been said, it is a much more relaxed way to drive from Dallas to San Antonio. They have a nice air show at that airport every spring just about now when the bluebonnets are at their peak. There is a muny golf course just south of the airport called Deleware Springs. In expensive and a good course. While playing there I have seen many interesting AC in the pattern.
     
  19. A4K

    A4K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    Messages:
    12,162
    Likes Received:
    123
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    The back of beyond
    Great pics Thor! That two seater is a MiG-15/UTI, BTW.
     
Loading...

Share This Page