Posts Tagged ‘jet’

Someone has cut a hole in the fuselage of the jet in the woods

I have covered the jet in the woods several times here on my blog. It generated quite a debate over what kind of plane it was until a local geocacher located the model # on the wing. I visit periodically and the last time was about a year ago when I went showed it to Bergen Record Columnist Bill Ervolino I visited the jet in the woods today and was shocked when I realized that someone had cut a piece of the fuselage out with a sawzall. This was the jet 5 years ago.

Here it is today.

I brought a friend with me and he commented that the jet might not be there given the rise in value of scrap metal. He told me the airplane was made from aluminum and that it wouldn’t be too hard to cut off pieces of it. I laughed at the idea commenting “even the military felt it was too much of a pain in the ass to remove it from these woods. How would anyone possibly do that now?” I guess if you have a sawzall you can cut it down to size and then it’s easy to remove….

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I take a Bergen Record reporter to the jet in the woods

A few weeks ago, a local Bergen Record columnist asked me if I knew of anything abandoned and cool. Naww… don’t know nothing like that…. I immediately thought of the jet in the woods, and today the article came out No pics on the website though.

Here’s a few posts on my blog about the jet:

Original post

Jet is finally positively ID’d

Even more info

Man goes for a bacon sandwich, ends up buying Russian fighter jet…

Despite attending an auction only because his mother Diana was in charge of the catering and promised him a free bacon sandwich, he ended up spending thousands on an L29 Delfin fighter used to train Russian pilots at the height of the Cold War.