Aviation Photo #6227967 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23UB - Untitled

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I did not expect to find the USA's only airworthy Mig-23 tucked in the back of a hangar in East Texas...
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    Longview - East Texas Regional (-Gregg County)
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    November 17, 2020
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2 months ago
This is a very interesting photo of one hideous airplane.
2 months ago
Very beautiful plane, the single seat has the beauty. 2 seater not so much. It was such a threat when first identified. After the US got to fly a few”donated” aircraft it turned out it had 2 features worth noting. First it was fast and I mean really fast! Second, it was beautiful in flight with the wings swept back and lower dorsal unfolded.

Best briefing we got before flying against it was a good news bad news briefing. Bad news was the soviets were building 5000 for their soviet block country.... good news was the soviets were building 5000 for their soviet block countries.

It only could do two things, look good and go fast... basically it was useless and not a threat! The cockpit is horrible with switch location. It also has some not so pleasant flying qualities.. we lost an American General flying one for his final flight as an air force officer. Sad ending. I see the one at GGG all the time... there are 3 others in the states close to flying.
California, USA
1 month ago
Interesting! Even more interesting is the fact that military birds and other non-airliner aircraft have become a lot more popular than Airbus airliners on the homepage of a website called airliners.net!! I miss airliners.net of yesteryear.
549   Texas, USA
1 month ago
If you really want to see Airbus airliners on the front page how about you bring out your camera and get some photos of them and then get them uploaded. Then, if the general public likes them enough to click on them a view them, maybe they'll get on the front page and your yearning for yesteryear will be achieved! Until then maybe you should think before you criticize what the actual photographers who contribute to this site decide to upload and what apparently you found interesting enough to not only view, but comment on! Have a wonderful evening!
California, USA
1 month ago
I don't have time to go out and take photos, the problem is not a lack of PC-worthy Airbus photos here, there's plenty of them yet they mysteriously don't even make it to the homepage!
549   Texas, USA
1 month ago
Oh wow you must have such a packed schedule! You don’t have time to go out and take photos but you’ve got tons of time to critique those who do! Once again, if you want to see those Airbus photos win the photographers choice award, get a photo uploaded and then cast your vote. I guess I’ll continue to go waste my time on my days off to photograph more aircraft and actually contribute to this website rather than armchair quarterback it. Stop making excuses, if you want the site to go the direction you so desire then contribute and steer it that way!
California, USA
1 month ago
Driving to LAX to take photos will cost me a full day, writing a comment on a.net? 1 minute! Not exactly a ton of time! I'm not critiquing you, I'm simply saying that Airbus rarely gets the PC vote and if you take a good look at the PC section you'll realize that I'm right.
3   USA
1 month ago
Not sure if just a retarded douche...or a brilliant troll...

Either way you suck!
California, USA
1 month ago
You use offensive language against people that you disagree with and dare to call me a retarded douche/brilliant troll?!! SMH.

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