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MiG-21 touches down on Auckland roof
Flight Global ^ | September 14, 2011 | Greg Waldron

Posted on 09/13/2011 10:26:01 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

MiG-21 touches down on Auckland roof

By Greg Waldron on September 14, 2011

Came across a great story on the Auckland Now web site of a New Zealand businessman who has mounted a Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-21 on the roof of his office building. The report says Manfred Bennet plans to put fabric around the aircraft's tail and then blow it with a fan to give the impression the aircraft is flying.

Bennet is also planning on setting up a flight simulation centre for types such as the F-16, F-111, and the F-18. He is also working on prototype helicopter that he hopes to export.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: aerospace; mig21; newzealand

1 posted on 09/13/2011 10:26:06 PM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki
Should have used the more controversial U.S. version. ;-)


2 posted on 09/14/2011 1:26:54 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort
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To: sukhoi-30mki
New Zealand is still flying F-111s?
I thought they jettisoned them when Australia did.
That's a lot of maintenance-intensive A/C for a smallish country - and at their age their medium-bomber payload must be significantly reduced.
"sukhoi-30mki" - what do you think?
3 posted on 09/14/2011 4:05:07 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73

Nope, the RNZAF has never flown the F-111; I don’t think they have any strike/fighter aircraft now. I’d assume that Mr Bennet is planning to set up commercial civilian simulators as opposed to ones intended for military use.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 4:13:18 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I don’t know what “Seal Services” means, but it just sounds really really wrong.


5 posted on 09/14/2011 4:22:45 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: Pecos

My Barracuda was in the shop, so I was in a rented Stingray,
and it was overheating.
So I pulled into a Shell station; they said I’d blown a seal.
I said, “Fix the damn thing and leave my private life out of it, okay, pal?”

/Kip Addotta


6 posted on 09/14/2011 5:34:06 AM PDT by laker_dad
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