A Surprise Appearance of This Two-Seater

Paine Field is the home of Paul Allen’s collection which includes a MiG29UB.  I had seen it being dragged around the airport once but had never seen it fly.  I was there to catch the Catfish, as described in this post, when a loud engine noise came from the right.  I hadn’t been paying attention but, when the MiG taxied towards us, I certainly did.  It came right by where I was and then held at the end of the runway before lining up and departing – sadly in dry power only.  It was a bit far away and the heat haze was bad but who wouldn’t take a shot anyway?

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