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Great News Update On Guy Who Brought Fighter Jet  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

As many of you was interested in hearing of the guy who brought the Polish fighter jet I saw while looking at the local paper today that it turns out he is putting it outside his Curry House which he owns in Turners Hill which is next to LGW and only a few miles away from me haha. And to get it there he is going to fly it there!

Currently the aircraft is at Manston and in a couple months he will fly it here. It says that he is being taught how to fly it. Once the aircraft arrives he will as I said put it outside his curry house and will let people sit in the plane etc. And in addition it says he is to create a new dish called the Iskra curry after the aircraft (TS-11 Iskra).

So if any of you end up at LGW in the future remember that near the airport there is a resturant with a fighter jet you can sit in.  I wish the best of luck to him, and a safe flight!

Information and pics from this is surrey today news website:

http://www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/L...e/story-14456446-detail/story.html

[Edited 2012-01-18 12:52:33]


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User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8526 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Not a bad way to get around. Congrats to the new owner of the TS-11. Along with the privately owned Hawker Hunters it would be a great display at any local airshow.


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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Reply 1):
Not a bad way to get around. Congrats to the new owner of the TS-11. Along with the privately owned Hawker Hunters it would be a great display at any local airshow.

Yes definitely! Would be loud, but that is the best!

I wonder if he is going to fly it into LGW?



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6669 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Last I read it was not airworthy, the reason it was so cheap. You ain't gonna restore it just for one flight.


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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

There are so many things that don't make sense in that article I don't know where to start.

If he can manage it, good luck to him!



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User currently offlinenighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1046 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):
brought

It's BOUGHT, not brought.



brought - past participle, past tense of bring (Verb)
Verb:
Come to a place with (someone or something): "she brought Luke home"; "Liz brought her a glass of water".
Cause (someone or something) to come to a place: "what brings you here?"; "a felony case brought before a jury".

bought - past participle, past tense of buy (Verb)
Verb:
Obtain in exchange for payment: "find some money to buy a house"; "he bought me a new dress".
Pay someone to give up an ownership, interest, or share.

  



That'll teach you
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Quoting LGWflyer (Thread starter):

So is his wife still complaining?



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 956 times:

Quoting nighthawk (Reply 5):
It's BOUGHT, not brought.



brought - past participle, past tense of bring (Verb)
Verb:
Come to a place with (someone or something): "she brought Luke home"; "Liz brought her a glass of water".
Cause (someone or something) to come to a place: "what brings you here?"; "a felony case brought before a jury".

bought - past participle, past tense of buy (Verb)
Verb:
Obtain in exchange for payment: "find some money to buy a house"; "he bought me a new dress".
Pay someone to give up an ownership, interest, or share.

Okay sorry I spelt it wrong but there is no need to go over the top.  



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User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 6):

So is his wife still complaining?

Haha I guess so, bet she would have rather have had the Porsche they saved up for instead! But you can't blame him though, he made the right choice. 



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 943 times:

We are currently dismantling the L-29 we bought as unairworthy for road transport to our new hangar at a different airfield, though it looks quite ok inside and can probably made airworthy again (pending paperwork and registration issues, from a technical point of view it is lot of work, but it is doable). The aircraft has been sitting outside for years since the original owner went bankrupt and just walked away. We basically bought it from the airport for the equivalent of several years worth of accumulated parking fees.
The biggest pain is the remaining wingspan after removing the outer wing panels. With 3.7 meters we are probably going to need to hire a trucking company for oversize freight. In any case, it is only for about 10 km.

Jan

[Edited 2012-01-20 09:02:56]

User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 884 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 9):
We are currently dismantling the L-29 we bought as unairworthy for road transport to our new hangar at a different airfield, though it looks quite ok inside and can probably made airworthy again (pending paperwork and registration issues, from a technical point of view it is lot of work, but it is doable). The aircraft has been sitting outside for years since the original owner went bankrupt and just walked away. We basically bought it from the airport for the equivalent of several years worth of accumulated parking fees.
The biggest pain is the remaining wingspan after removing the outer wing panels. With 3.7 meters we are probably going to need to hire a trucking company for oversize freight. In any case, it is only for about 10 km.

The very best of luck to you! If it does manage to work out I hope to see some great shots of it flying on the A.net database.  



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