|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
The MiG-15bis featured here was owned by Dr. Terry Klingele, former Marine pilot and co-founder of Quantum Vision Centers. It was known in the St. Louis area by its presence at airshows often with an F-86 Sabre. The aircraft was donated to Wings of Hope several years ago, and has recently been sold to the Vietnam War Flight Museum in Houston, TX. Rick Sharpe, Founder of the museum, took off from St. Louis Downtown Airport around 2:30pm Tuesday following some last-minute maintenance at Ideal Aviation. The following sequence shows the rollout from Ideal Aviation Curtiss-Wright Hangar 1, a flight around the pattern, and departure for Houston.