That's a hot looking Mig 17T - I've seen it afew times - it's owned by Will Ward who also has a Mig 21 - and why not!!! Yeah that was a tail strike after a loop - person who took the photo stated the people around him were running away while he stood and took the photo!!
Aircraft is based in Ann Arbor Michigan (N406DM) 1957 Mig 17T.
The Old Fogducker wrote:Huummm .... if Ormond Hayden-Bailie were still alive, I'd say he had to be flying both aircraft.
Very interesting fellow. I met him at the Abbotsford Airshow about 1975 or so, and got sucked into helping a few other guillable guys polish the Sea Fury in prep for the airshow and static display.
The Old Fogducker
I remember Hayden-Ballie coming into CYEG on Friday afternoons in 1972. If he was asked if he wanted to do a compass swing it was code for "the airport is yours do as you please", which meant numerous low passes and "semi-aerobatic manoeuvres" over the runways, taxiways and the ramp.
So if in any of those low passes had someone on the ground been hit in the head and killed would they be up for criminal charges ? Like a certain recent incident involving 2 friends trying to copy cat this
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