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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Navy Jet Fighter Is for Sale on EBay
Mon Feb 16, 7:33 AM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!



NORFOLK, Va. - You can now have your very own Navy F/A-18A Hornet jet fighter but some assembly may be required.



The price for the jet, which formerly belonged to the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team, is just over $1 million on the auction firm eBay, or about $9 million for a buyer who wants it assembled, painted and certified ready-to-fly.


Only legal U.S. residents can bid. The auction is scheduled to end Thursday.


An F/A-18 in 1997 cost the military $28 million, according to the Blue Angels' official Web site.


Mike Landa, of Landa and Associates, the Washington state brokerage that has listed the fighter on the Internet auction service, told The Virginian-Pilot that the jet is in parts and came out of military service in 1994. Landa wouldn't identify the owner, but said he came by it legally.


"This thing obviously slipped through the system somehow," Landa said


The FBI (news - web sites) came out to visit Landa after he put the jet up for bidding. They wanted to know "what are you selling here," he said. "They wanted to have the scoop on it."


Landa said he has no doubt that someone will surface to claim the Hornet. The jet's model can fly about 1,400 mph and climb 30,000 feet in a minute.

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and a money printing press
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2004, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot about that. I wonder what it sold for? Maybe I should repost the link so I can get hit with a "Welcome to last week" just to stir the pot.

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I forgot about that. I wonder what it sold for? Maybe I should repost the link so I can get hit with a "Welcome to last week" just to stir the pot.
I was gonna let it die down a little and then post something about hating that "Last Week Guy"...

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I don't know. Some of the boys are taking things a wee bit seriously around here.

Because of that I have severely curtailed my 1 and 2 liners on that and the Gay post. Boring... Although I have not seen threads on this board that are more deserving of a good dose of sarcastic humor in years.

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