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Posted: 8/1/2009 2:06:17 PM EST
The canopy looked like a us cosair but the aircraft was longer maybe some kind of dive bomber? It was silver and had the red star on the fuselage. Can anyone give me a guess as to what kind it might have been? It was definately prop driven , one propeller on the nose.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:09:09 PM EST
WOLVERINESSSSS!!!
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:10:41 PM EST
where in Alabama?
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:11:53 PM EST
Dibbs.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:12:10 PM EST
with Obama cutting funding to the air national guard he had to sub national defense out to the Russians
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:12:34 PM EST
wtf!? you didn't try to shoot it down?
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:12:58 PM EST
A surplus Yak.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:13:36 PM EST
i know of several people around the auburn/montgomery that fly YAKs from WWII. apparently the flaps and landing gear are all run by compressed air but the on board compressor either sucks or doesnt work, so they use scuba tanks.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:15:55 PM EST
Light that sucker up if it makes another pass.... You can never be too sure.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:18:05 PM EST
Obamacare airlift, don't worry about it.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:18:22 PM EST
http://www.errolmorris.com/commercials/miller/miller_stayalert.html

left cold- dupe from hell, but man cut and paste it. Check out the other ones as well, good stuff whether you like the products or not.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:18:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By anbbna:
i know of several people around the auburn/montgomery that fly YAKs from WWII. apparently the flaps and landing gear are all run by compressed air but the on board compressor either sucks or doesnt work, so they use scuba tanks.



Not WWll vintage, but fairly recent


Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:25:29 PM EST
WAS IT FLYING TOWARDS GEORGIA? ARE THE RUSSKIES INVADING GEORGIA AGAIN?!?!?!/111ONEONEONEELEVENTY
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:29:03 PM EST
A couple of years ago I saw an An-2 over SW OH. Neat looking plane:

Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:42:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By TIU:
where in Alabama?

south central below Montgomery
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 2:43:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By junker46:
Originally Posted By anbbna:
i know of several people around the auburn/montgomery that fly YAKs from WWII. apparently the flaps and landing gear are all run by compressed air but the on board compressor either sucks or doesnt work, so they use scuba tanks.



Not WWll vintage, but fairly recent


http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q94/junker46/flyingyak.gif



that looks like it except this one was silver with the red stars
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:07:43 PM EST
is it go time?
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:16:47 PM EST
the chair has been removed from the wall and John shaved his mustache. This is a recall repeat a recall. It was just some locals having fun. Time to put the covers back on the P mags.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:28:03 PM EST
Yaks are popular for aerobatics.

Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:30:59 PM EST
Maybe a Lavochkin? Not sure if the old "Confederate Air Force" has one.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:35:39 PM EST
I would say a yak 52. there are a lot of them around. There is one that fly's around here once in a while.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:46:19 PM EST








Pictures or






Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:47:42 PM EST
And so it begins.....



Link Posted: 8/1/2009 3:49:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By anbbna:
i know of several people around the auburn/montgomery that fly YAKs from WWII. apparently the flaps and landing gear are all run by compressed air but the on board compressor either sucks or doesnt work, so they use scuba tanks.

They use the compressed air to start the engine too.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 4:57:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/1/2009 5:00:30 PM EST by Dilbert_556]
In August of 1989 I was salmon fishing on the back side of Elmendorf AFB, when two Mig 29s escorted by two F-15s flew over in the landing pattern. It was really cool!

Here is a picture and a brief article about it:



1. USAF F-15 Eagle Fighters Intercept Two Soviet MiG-29 Fighters Going to Canada For the 1989 Abbotsford International Airshow
August 1, 1989, State of Alaska, USA

State of Alaska, USA, August 1, 1989 – High above beautiful Earth, United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagle fighter jets intercept two CCCP (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and abbreviated as USSR) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighters. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle interceptors actively guarding North American and United States of America's airspace are with the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, headquartered at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, assigned (going up through the chain of command) to Alaskan Air Command (AAC), Alaskan Command (ALCOM), United States Pacific Air Forces (USPACAF), United States Pacific Command (USPACOM). Both Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 "Fulcrum" fighter jets and the Antonov An-225 Mriya "Cossak", the large heavy support transport aircraft, refueled at Elmendorf AFB and continued on their journey to Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

I was salmon fishing in the yellow circle upper left when they flew over.

Link Posted: 8/1/2009 5:06:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/1/2009 5:11:22 PM EST by spoonrobot]
I'm from Alabama too.

Here's a pic for ya.



ETA: You can see the Yak on the left. This was at the Heroes Fly-In in Auburn 2008. Not silver though.





Link Posted: 8/1/2009 5:49:02 PM EST
it was a yak but it came over so quickly I couldn't get pics. I live in the woods with only about 4 acres actually cleared.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 5:52:44 PM EST
Yak-9. Neat!
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 6:25:19 PM EST
Could have been a RSPA plane.

The Red Star Pilots Association collects and flys these surplus combloc aircraft. Our local airport is one of their regular training locations.

I got tons of pics but none of them are uploaded to my web host right now.

Most of them are Yak and Mig prop planes, but they also have some jets. Mainly the L-29 Delphin and L-39 Albatros.

I'll pop a few photos onto my web host and post them in a few minutes.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 8:36:43 PM EST
Was it on fire, crashing or being ejected from? Or is that only at airshows?
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 8:45:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By doggscube:
A couple of years ago I saw an An-2 over SW OH. Neat looking plane:

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Gillespie2005/Highlights/An2Banking.jpg

I've been inside one of these. Guy at the airport asks me to guess what year it was built. I guessed 1946 or something; I think he said it was a '72. Definitely a cool plane.
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 11:05:09 PM EST
Could have been this one



Sir James...
Link Posted: 8/1/2009 11:44:02 PM EST
Damn, the ATF better approve my transfer for that stinger soon. I might need to shoot me down some rooskees!

Link Posted: 8/1/2009 11:58:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By turdferguson:
Damn, the ATF better approve my transfer for that stinger soon. I might need to shoot me down some rooskees!



Don't forget to post an AAR!
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 12:16:05 AM EST
And you didnt shoot it down? sorry but you fail at arfcom.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 12:34:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:
In August of 1989 I was salmon fishing on the back side of Elmendorf AFB, when two Mig 29s escorted by two F-15s flew over in the landing pattern. It was really cool!

Here is a picture and a brief article about it:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2euo41x.jpg

1. USAF F-15 Eagle Fighters Intercept Two Soviet MiG-29 Fighters Going to Canada For the 1989 Abbotsford International Airshow
August 1, 1989, State of Alaska, USA

State of Alaska, USA, August 1, 1989 – High above beautiful Earth, United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagle fighter jets intercept two CCCP (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and abbreviated as USSR) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighters. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle interceptors actively guarding North American and United States of America's airspace are with the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, headquartered at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, assigned (going up through the chain of command) to Alaskan Air Command (AAC), Alaskan Command (ALCOM), United States Pacific Air Forces (USPACAF), United States Pacific Command (USPACOM). Both Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 "Fulcrum" fighter jets and the Antonov An-225 Mriya "Cossak", the large heavy support transport aircraft, refueled at Elmendorf AFB and continued on their journey to Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

I was salmon fishing in the yellow circle upper left when they flew over.

http://i25.tinypic.com/jjb7f6.jpg


Holy crap, what's the elevation in that pic?
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:06:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Yaks are popular for aerobatics.

http://www.badyak.com/img10.jpg


I saw one of those Yank-offs perform at an airshow. The yowling and howling noises the prop makes as the plane hangs vertically, stalls and falls, and zooms out has to be heard to be believed.

Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:10:00 AM EST
Originally Posted By doggscube:
A couple of years ago I saw an An-2 over SW OH. Neat looking plane:

http://www.richard-seaman.com/Aircraft/AirShows/Gillespie2005/Highlights/An2Banking.jpg


I have a jump from one of these. The JRTC operates one. It is OD green though.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 4:48:22 AM EST
You must be in alaska and they were saying goodbye to their old neighbor Sarah.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 4:57:09 AM EST


Not prop driven, but the Czech L-39 is legal in the U.S. and affordable...for a jet.

LINK
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 9:19:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Yaks are popular for aerobatics.

http://www.badyak.com/img10.jpg


I saw one of those Yank-offs perform at an airshow. The yowling and howling noises the prop makes as the plane hangs vertically, stalls and falls, and zooms out has to be heard to be believed.

It sounded weird just flying over that is what made me look. We get the cessena's and stuff alot and the cargo planes from Maxwell flying over. This one sounded way different and it was low too, like less than 300 feet low.

Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:07:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By AZ-AR15:
Originally Posted By Dilbert_556:
In August of 1989 I was salmon fishing on the back side of Elmendorf AFB, when two Mig 29s escorted by two F-15s flew over in the landing pattern. It was really cool!

Here is a picture and a brief article about it:

http://i32.tinypic.com/2euo41x.jpg

1. USAF F-15 Eagle Fighters Intercept Two Soviet MiG-29 Fighters Going to Canada For the 1989 Abbotsford International Airshow
August 1, 1989, State of Alaska, USA

State of Alaska, USA, August 1, 1989 – High above beautiful Earth, United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagle fighter jets intercept two CCCP (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, or Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and abbreviated as USSR) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighters. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle interceptors actively guarding North American and United States of America's airspace are with the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, headquartered at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, assigned (going up through the chain of command) to Alaskan Air Command (AAC), Alaskan Command (ALCOM), United States Pacific Air Forces (USPACAF), United States Pacific Command (USPACOM). Both Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 "Fulcrum" fighter jets and the Antonov An-225 Mriya "Cossak", the large heavy support transport aircraft, refueled at Elmendorf AFB and continued on their journey to Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

I was salmon fishing in the yellow circle upper left when they flew over.

http://i25.tinypic.com/jjb7f6.jpg


Holy crap, what's the elevation in that pic?


Heck if I know, the article just says "High above beautiful Earth". If I had to guess I'd say at least 40K but probably higher.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:14:01 PM EST


A Nanchang seems quite possible. Chinese trainer that's cheap.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:18:42 PM EST
A little off topic but... the DC-3 pictured earlier is a friend of my brothers plane. I flew her for close to an hour before Capt'n Dan got her painted in Herpa Miniature Model colors...back on topic.

Linky to herpa DC-3 video...
7mm
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:26:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By spoonrobot:
I'm from Alabama too.

Here's a pic for ya.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v14/redmodels/DSCF2044.jpg

ETA: You can see the Yak on the left. This was at the Heroes Fly-In in Auburn 2008. Not silver though.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v14/redmodels/DSCF2041.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v14/redmodels/DSCF2037.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v14/redmodels/DSCF2040.jpg


My Oldman made those Yak9s. He imported the airframe and fitted them with Allisons, tested them and sold them. His website is gone now but he ended up doing a bunch before he grew tired of the Russians stealing from him. Shadetree Aviation has a few write ups in Areoplane mags and such.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:29:58 PM EST
I'd freak out if I saw a yak flying over my house.

Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:30:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By Max_Power:
I'd freak out if I saw a yak flying over my house.

http://www.project-himalaya.com/i-khumbu/s2-yak.jpg

They're very graceful in flight.
Link Posted: 8/2/2009 1:34:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By 7mm-08:
A little off topic but... the DC-3 pictured earlier is a friend of my brothers plane. I flew her for close to an hour before Capt'n Dan got her painted in Herpa Miniature Model colors...back on topic.

Linky to herpa DC-3 video...
7mm


TWA was still frying DC3s for short hops in the 60s. I got to fly on one at that time. It was my first ever flight.
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