MiG to go on Display at the Palm Springs Air Museum

Aircorps Art Dec 2019


Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-2lF 1112 at its new home in the California desert.
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-2lF 1112 at its new home in the California desert.

The Palm Springs Air Museum (PSAM) has added a recently-acquired Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F 1112, a former Czechoslovakian Air Force plane, to its collection on display.

The plane was brought to the United States by a Czech emigre Stefan Hornack who brought his collection of Eastern Bloc warbirds over with the hopes of setting up a new museum. Unfortunately Hornack was killed in a car accident before he could bring his dream to fruition and his collection has been dismantled.

Stefan’s Widow donated the MiG-21F to PSAM and the plane will be restored to its original Czech Air Force colors and markings and will be placed on display next to the museum’s McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, itself receiving a new paint job recently, switching from its natural metal finish to a paint scheme representing the livery of a carrier-based US Navy F-4.

Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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About Moreno Aguiari 3336 Articles
Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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