Looking for a Jet?!?

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  1. cove26

    cove26 Formula 3

    Nov 13, 2007
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    OK I realize this may be a longshot, but I figured I would check anyways. I am a photographer from Connecticut (who also owns a 01 360 Spider) and I am looking for a fighter jet. I am going to be doing a shoot with an import car and a sportbike that have been painted to the craziest level. (can be seen on my site

    The only thing I need the jet to do is jut be there in the background so I can stage the car and bike around the jet for some great shots. Mainly looking for something in New England. I can provide you with a photo session of your jet for the time and help. Please let me know either here or by PM or shoot me an e-mail at

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

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  3. Gran Drewismo

    Gran Drewismo F1 Rookie

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  4. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye F1 Veteran
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    Sep 20, 2009
    You mention "fighter" jet in the first sentence. If you mean fighter jet, your best bet is to call the PAO (Public Affairs Office) of the 103rd fighter wing at the Bradley ANG base and tell them your situation. Most likely, they would be happy to schedule some time with you and an aircraft and they may also ask for copies of the photographs (or you should offer) so they can put them in the monthly Guard magazine as a color story. The aircraft are A-10's, which would make a good backdrop for what you need.

    The 103 Airlift wing is supporting Haiti right now but tell them you are looking for the A-10 fighter wing and not the airlift wing so the PAO is not confused. Call this number as a starting point. Phone: (860) 524-4911
  5. FandLcars

    FandLcars F1 Rookie

    Aug 6, 2006
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    There seem to be quite a few private owners of Czech L39 Trainers around. I've had at least one fly over my house here in Az. They are really sleek and beautiful, and LOOK like a fighter. Maybe you could ask around airports or pilots in your area?
  6. TSOL

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    Sep 27, 2009
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    Have you tried the USAF at Bradley (assuming they are still there)? I know they used to fly the A10's out of there...
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  8. Terculees

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    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    There used to be a MIG jet that flew out of Danbury, CT

    No idea if its still there
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  13. cove26

    cove26 Formula 3

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    Thanks Guys for the input and checking out my site. The only thing with the air museums is the jets are often packed close to one another so it is difficult to maneuver cars around. I know Bradley used to keep the A-10s there but they have since moved them out. I may check the Danbury Mig thing out.

    Any other ideas or offers, keep em coming!


  14. BubblesQuah

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  15. toggie

    toggie F1 World Champ

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    I wonder why the wheels are painted green on the SU-27?
    Camouflage when it's parked on grass, perhaps?

  16. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

    Dec 4, 2004
    I read both airframe only have 600 hours on them and they were "zeroed" out at the factory with a total restoration. All the defense systems have been removed so I'm guessing it weighs a bit less than the normal configuration.

    Seems like a pretty good deal at that price, but I think someone in this forum said the Su-27 costs $25k/hr to operate or something around there, LOL! Would be pretty cool to see someone buy both and have dogfights going on over a city, hahaha. FAA wouldn't be too happy with that.
  17. 1ual777

    1ual777 Formula 3

    Mar 21, 2006
    Orange County, CA
    My question is, 'where do you get parts for it?' Because these bad boys are going to break but then if you can afford $27K and won't be an issue.
  18. BMW.SauberF1Team

    BMW.SauberF1Team F1 World Champ

    Dec 4, 2004
    Sukhoi still makes the Su-27 so I'd guess you can purchase it from them directly. Might be cheaper to buy spare parts from Ukraine if they have any since they would probably be willing to sell at a discount (like they did with the planes).
  19. Market Mover

    Market Mover Formula Junior

    Aug 25, 2006
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    see below. double posted by accident.
  20. Market Mover

    Market Mover Formula Junior

    Aug 25, 2006
    Glastonbury CT
    no fighters that I have seen at BDL. Check out Westover CEF-MA
    CHICOPEE, MA 01022
    Phone 413-557-2187

    some cool stuff last time I was there. Westfield BAF also has some military planes around.
  21. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    There is a Mig collector that keeps his collection at Bangor Maine. Mostly earlier models to my knowledge.
  22. leead1

    leead1 F1 Rookie

    Nov 29, 2006
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    The Princeton Airport FBO had or has a military jet. Goggle them and ask for Dick or Ken. L am sure they would bring it up for fun or gas.

    Use my name if you like

    Lee Adams

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