Russian Fighter Plane with Kalamazoo Connection is For Sale
Low mileage, one owner, 2-seater...9 Gs. You can bring home a Russian MiG that once flew in the High on Kalamazoo Air Show.
Credit the I Grew Up in Kalamazoo Facebook group for finding a unique way to get to work. At Mach 2.4, it's more of a sports car than a grocery-getter but for less than $5M you can buy a Russian MiG that has flown Southwest Michigan skies.
Raptor Aviation has the particulars and The Aviationist writer Tom Demerly says"only $4.65 million is a very good value. New price for a MiG-29, depending on version, ranges from approximately $11-20 million." Demerly is very familiar with the aircraft.
There have been very few MiG-29 flight demonstrations in the U.S. In 1990, the Russians brought a pair of MiG-29s to the U.S. in an unprecedented airshow tour. This writer saw the first demonstration of the aircraft at the High On Kalamazoo Air Show in Kalamazoo, Michigan in July, 1990. Over 70,000 people packed the show to see the MiG-29 fly in Kalamazoo. The demonstration was incredible, featuring tail slides, “cobra” maneuvers and other aerobatics never before seen in the U.S. by a tactical jet. The MiG-29 tour included three cities in 1990, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Chicago, Illinois and Dayton, Ohio.
So if you feel the need for speed and want to fly the friendly skies in a MiG, you can elect to exert your monetary influence to buy this Russian plane, put in a bid and wait for a call from Robert Mueller.