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    Lew,
    That's scary that you were able to pull that info up.
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    Yeah, it is, isn't it. And all it took was "Fouga" and "San Luis Obispo" to get it. I drove by the hangar this afternoon after work; it wasn't there.

    That old 880 is almost a "regional" jet by today's standards.
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    This last summer on our Circle Tour of Lake Superior we spent two nights at the old K.I. Sawyer base south of Marquette Michigan.
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    This Russian cargo jet has been stranded there for 7 years or so.
    Here's one article I found that was written a few months after it landed.
    https://www.wired.com/2009/09/soviet...t-an-ilyushin/

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    We bumped into a group of Harley riders that afternoon and they told us the old base was a cheap place to stay. $75 for a 3 bedroom townhouse with garage. http://www.macasu.com/tower-vacation-homes/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    This Russian cargo jet has been stranded there for 7 years or so.
    Here's one article I found that was written a few months after it landed.
    https://www.wired.com/2009/09/soviet...t-an-ilyushin/
    The owner, Tactical Air Defence Services Inc., is no doubt now defunct, and the County of Marquette stuck with a horrendous disposal bill.

    Good story, Lee
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    Not to clutter up the pretty airplane pictures but...
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    Sky Skooters... Hooah!

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    How can you tell there's a pilot in the thread?


    Just wait five minutes. He'll tell you.


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    Now yer talkin'

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