An awesome Soviet era jet that's been on Trade Me for a while made headlines this week. And why not? It's a jet!
It's not just the price tag that's hefty - running the jet for an hour costs about $2000 in aviation gas. But seller, Rob, says the thrill can't be matched.
That's easy to believe when the jet has a top speed of 800km/h and a maximum pull of 8 Gs
Rob doesn't have a pilot's licence and says you don't need one to own a jet - just put a call out to pilots in the area that you need them to fly a jet and he reckons they'll be queuing up around the block.
To see the L29 in action check out the media pieces below:
- Newshub - Soviet jet lands itself on Trade Me
- The Timaru Herald - Timaru man puts one of two L-29 former military jets up for sale (might trade for boat and wife)
- NZ Herald - Soviet jet up for grabs