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Response to daaron (Reply #8)

Tue May 29, 2012, 12:18 PM

12. Entirely possible. There are certainly F-4 Phantom's in private ownership.

Flown in US airspace.

MiG-15's, MiG-21's, MiG-29M, all sorts of rotorwing aircraft, F-100's, Harriers, F-4b, F-86's, T-33's.. Let's see, there's a civilian MiG-23UB.

It's not that you aren't allowed to purchase them, more that no one will sell you one. That's why most of the civilian military-surplus aircraft in the US are from Russia, as they ARE for sale, even with radar and other military bits and bobs intact, and aside from cash up front, the only hurdle is the US FAA and import license. The FAA has to rate the aircraft as being airworthy at all, which means it needs to meet certain criteria for transponder, radio, etc.

You won't get a surplus F-16, because the US Military isn't selling them at any price. Nor is the manufacturer. Now, you might be able to buy an 'export' version of the F-16, if any nation that ever purchased any F-16A/B's are willing to sell one. Bringing it back into the US would probably be slightly easier than a MiG, but you'll still have to get FAA buyoff, because military aircraft don't meet various FAA requirements anyway.


This is a civvy F-100 taking off.

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