|Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 4):|
Actually, I think there are a handfull of ex-military planes flying around out there, owned by some rich guys. There are a ton ex-communist jets coming out of eastern Europe, particularly the Aero L39, of which there are quite a few examples flying around the US. I've heard of a guy in Vermont with his very own operational MiG-21, and a guy in Finland with a MiG-23. There's a story of one very clever ex-military pilot building his own F-104 out of junked parts. There are rumors about some guy flying his own F-16, and another with an F/A-18, and a couple more with T-38s. I'm sure all the weapons systems have been taken out of these planes, but they'll still fly all the same. If someone who knows for certain could confirm this, I'd be happy.