Historic Flight Foundation Mig-29 resumes flying

The Mig-29 and its pilots were ready to resume test flights as soon as the weather improved. The test flights require visual conditions and the pilots require better than visual minimums as the aircraft has flown less than an hour in thirteen years. The test flight  included the first gear retraction since restoration, a standard pattern at Paine Field, a climb to test the pressurization system, a series of stalls at altitude and some steep turns. Flights three and four will include aerobatics and high altitude flight.

Looking at current conditions and forecasts, test flight may resume on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (February 8-9). We’ll keep you posted.


All Photos courtesy of

Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren / Historic Flight Foundation

Aviation & Otherwise

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