Friday, October 9, 2009

Event pictures - Cold War Air Museum Jets

Coverage of the Cold War Air Museum aircraft at the 9/05 event continues with pictures of the jet aircraft furnished by the museum. The jets complimented the CAF aircraft and our Mi-24 and Mi-2. See a prior post for pictures of the Mi-2 flying during the event.

The Mig-21 made its first public appearance along with the L-29 and L-39 jets that have flown frequently at Lancaster,

Several platforms allowed visitors to look into the cockpits of the trainers.

Moving the aircraft into position and returning them to the museum at the end of the day was an "all-hands" job.

It turned out that the tow bar we had anticipated using for the Mig21 did not fit. An alternate rig allowed the arcraft to be moved from one end of the airport to the other.

Final placement of the Mig was by hand.

At the end of the day, everything that was moved out for display was returned to the Museum's home base.

Thanks and picture credits go to Kevin, To aggregate the posts and pictures from this event, click on the 090509 label below.