The slowly fading art of flying—and maintaining—Cold War fighter jets

There used to be a couple of guys with L-39s at McCollum that would tear up the skies over Kennesaw every so often. They usually flew them to shows for static display, though, but those gooney birds were a lot of fun to watch! More recently, I’ve made acquaintance with some of the guys restoring these old birds out at the Planes of Fame museum in Chino. It’s a lot of love that goes into these machines…and a lot of money!

Privately owned warbirds still soar because of the efforts of a few dedicated folks.

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5 thoughts on “The slowly fading art of flying—and maintaining—Cold War fighter jets”

  1. I remember one of those camo bastards when I was flying the pattern and doing touch and goes. Tower let me know where it was, low over trees, and asked if I had a visual.
    Camo…
    Low over trees…
    That’d be a “No.”

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