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  •  It's an L-39 I think (5+ / 0-)

    The Russian equivalent of a T-38.

    Not as fast but more maneuverable. There are quite a few of them in civilian hands.

    If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

    by Major Kong on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 06:45:34 PM PDT

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    •  I saw a former-USSR jet demo team (3+ / 0-)

      at Wings Over Houston last year. They have some serious hardware.  I understood the younger of the two pilots doing the solos are US-trained.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 at 07:32:43 PM PDT

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