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who have qualified to fly as PIC of
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About Our Jet Warbirds
   L-39 Fouga Magister, L-29, MIG 15, T-33

Note: Some students choose a specific type of aircraft for their training. Others elect to sample several (or all) types.
Pre-jet aerobatics and training is available in our T-34.

L-39 Albatross
The most sought-after aircraft on the Jet Warbird Market -- far more modern in design than all of the others. The L-39 is a unique blend of Soviet-style simplicity and Czechoslovakian-style Western technology. .

An amazingly easy aircraft to fly -- with excellent back-up systems. This is the current Russian Trainer. Also produced as a close air support aircraft.
Weight: 10,500 lbs.
Pressurized and airconditioned
Antilock Soviet brakes
Performance specifications:
Power loading: 3,800 lbs of thrust
Rate of Climb, at 10K feet: 4000 ft/min
Cruise speed: 310 to 360 knots
Stall speed: 90 knots
Final approach apeed: 120 knots
Best climb: 215 knots
L-39 Albatross
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More pictures of the L-39

LOA Training in this aircraft usually requires 5 to 10 hours.

Fouga Magister
Fouga CM 170 Twin Engine Jet Boosted ailerons, toe brake steering. Similar in performance to the American Cessna T-37, but a bit faster and with excellent air conditioning and pressurization.

Good single engine performance, excellent aerobatic aircraft. Good training before stepping up to the T-33. Almost L-39 Performance.
Performance specifications:
Power loading: 3.5 lbs/pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 250 knots
Rate of Climb, sea level: 3500 ft/min
Max level flight speed: 340 knots
Cruise speed: 250 to 300 knots
FOUGA warbird
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LOA Training in this aircraft usually requires 5 to 10 hours.
A multi-engine rating and 1000 hours is required for the LOA.

L-29 Delfin
Entry Level Jet
The L-29 represents the second step in the Russian training system Producing 2,000 lbs. of thrust, the Delfin is a simple tandem jet capable of speeds well in excess of 300 knots. The aircraft shares many of the handling characteristics of the Yak-52 and utilizes much of the same instrumentation. The Delfin makes Jet transition easy with a rotation speed of 75 knots. Visibility is excellent, and loop speed entry is 280 knots.

There were 3,500 L-29 aircraft produced, and they were the standard soviet block trainer for 20 years. The L-29 is still in service in many air forces.
Performance Specifications:
Power loading: 4lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 280 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 3000 ft/min +8/-4 G
Maximum level flight speed: 340 knots
Cruise speed: 250 to 280 knots
L-29 Delfin warbird
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A complete LOA training
course takes between 5 and
10 hours of instruction.
L-29 training is the first step
toward getting an LOA
in the MIG 15/17.

MIG 15
The Mig 15 is a piece of history. It took the world by surprise when it appeared during the Korea War. Faster than the F86, and with a higher service ceiling, the airplane was a wonder of 1946 soviet technology. It is the third step in the soviet training system. The aircraft is an example of early swept-wing design and exhibits many of the handling qualities that have since been designed out of newer jets.

The transonic aircraft is limited to .94 mach, or about 620 mph. The fuel burn is about 300 gph -- and the fun level is very high!

Mig 15's were produced from 1946 to 1955. They were manufactured in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Poland and China. More than 10,000 were produced, and some are still in service in third world air forces. At their height, there were 30 countries with the Mig 15 in their inventory.

The Mig 15 is not an entry level jet and must be flown carefully. LOA applicants must have straight wing or swept wing jet time. A full Mig15/17 LOA course is provided in one of our Mig 15 UTIs (2 seats).
Performance Specifications:
Power loading: 1.5lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 380 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 7,500 ft/min +8/-4 G
Maximum level speed: 580 knots
Cruise speed: 450 knots
MIG 15 warbird
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More pictures of the Mig 15

(T-Bird/Shooting Star/Silver Star)
The most classic Jet warbird ever! 400 knots and 5200 lbs of thrust!

This aircraft has boosted ailerons, a quick roll rate and excellent aerobatic capabilities.

At 15,000 lbs, the T-33 is our largest fighter. This beautiful aircraft is painted in Thunderbird colors and has a wonderful pressurization and air conditioning system.

The single seat version of this aircraft (the P-80) fought the single seat Mig 15 in the world's first jet to jet combat.
Performance Specifications:
Power loading: 2.5lbs per pound of thrust
Loop entry speed: 350 knots
Rate of climb, sea level: 6,000 ft/min
Maximum level speed: 450 knots
Cruise speed: 350 knots
T-33 Jet Warbird
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More pictures of the T-33

LOA training time: 5-10 hours.

This is the prettiest T-33
you'll ever see!

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