Russian MiG 29
A MiG-29 jet fighter takes off for a demonstration flight at the International Air Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. (AP Photo/Sergei Karpukhin)

Paul Allen buys Russian MiG 29 fighter jet

By JAMIE GRISWOLD
MyNorthwest.com

Paul Allen now owns a Russian MiG-29 fighter jet.

Allen's Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field took possession of the fighter jet on March 9.

The FHC blog says they've been supporting the restoration of the jet for several years.

The main focus of the FHC is combat aircraft from World War II. Other planes on display include a Grumman F6F Hellcat, a Republic P-47D Thunderbird, and a Polikarpov U-2.

"As a kid I got fascinated by models of airplanes," says Allen on the site.

The MiG will be on display in Everett for only a short time.


Jamie Skorheim, MyNorthwest.com Editor
Whether it's floating on Green Lake, eating shrimp tacos at Agua Verde, or taking weekend drives out to the Cascades, she loves to enjoy the Pacific Northwest lifestyle as much as humanly possible.
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