The only F/A-18A in private ownership in
This former Navy Blue Angel jet, was number
131 off the line, it has 3793 TT Total Airframe
hours. 2 Engines are GE F404-GE-400 with 0 Zero
time, and one spare parts engine.
Aircraft is apart only for
transporting purposes and needs to be gone through
and re-assembled. Everything to assemble we have.
It has not flown in a few years and is stored in
It has an N number.
This aircraft was never demilled,
"not cut ever".
Complete with extras including
bomb racks, drop tanks and pylons.
The current owner will assemble
aircraft making it airworthy, with your choice of
paint for 9Million Guaranteed, with a lease back
offer paying all maintance, parts, fuel, and an
hourly rate to its new owner.
Was Number 1 and Number 5.
Serial number:161973---Lot #6----Block #
13---Don't miss out on this one!
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WE WILL DELIVER.
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Blue Angel for sale Navy plane
shows up on eBay Nicole Lozare
@PensacolaNewsJournal.com After almost 50,000 hits
in two days, no one is buying what Mike Landa is
selling on eBay. Everyone just wants to know how
he acquired the Navy Blue Angels' F/A-18 Hornet.
Landa and Associates of Washington state is
selling the jet for $1,050,000 - some assembly
required. It's a bargain compared to the jet's
usual $18 million price tag. A former Blue Angel
F-18 Hornet is for sale on ebay. Click here to
view the sale. "It has been acquired
legitimately," said Landa, who said he was visited
by the FBI on Tuesday, a day after he posted the
jet on the popular Internet auction site. Landa,
an aircraft and telecommunications broker, is
keeping a tight lip on the owner's identity. He
met the owner in California while purchasing
airplane parts. Wednesday afternoon, Blue Angels
spokesman Mike Blankenship confirmed the
aircraft's heritage. "According to the bureau
number, it was a Blue Angels plane flown in the
early '90s," said Blankenship, who has no clue how
Landa acquired it. "It was stricken from the
Navy's inventory in 1994." According to the
Department of Defense, the Navy's planes are not
usually sold to private citizens. When an aircraft
is retired, officials determine if it should be
kept for wartime reserves. If the aircraft doesn't
pass muster, it is demilitarized - military
insignia and sensitive equipment, such as ejection
seats, are removed. The aircraft is then sent to a
boneyard. "The Navy has programs where this
aircraft is leased to museums," said department
spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Cappy Surette. "Occasionally,
it can be sold to third parties on a case-by-case
basis. But Navy policy prohibits reselling of
these aircrafts." The official word on eBay's Blue
Angels jet? "We are aware, and the matter is being
looked into," Surette said. Officials at the
National Museum of Naval Aviation had the same
response. Landa's eBay site claims the aircraft
was "never demilled, not cut ever," and comes with
bomb racks, drop tanks and pylons. The aircraft,
which has not been flown in years, is stored in
California. Landa said there must have been "a
screw up" for the owner to acquire a demilitarized
aircraft. He is optimistic that a buyer will step
up _ probably a private collector who he hopes to
talk into leasing the aircraft back to the
government for some photography work. Landa has a
pretty clean eBay record. A member since 1998, he
has a 97.3 percent positive feedback from more
than 400 buyers. But the Blue Angels jet is just
small potatoes. Landa is also selling a new
aircraft "that climbs straight up" for $10
"We sell quality surplus
inventories and clean out warehouses of new and
used surplus items, your satisfaction being
Check our other auctions on eBay.
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On Feb-13-04 at 15:58:24 PST, seller added
the following information:
Aircraft is subject to prior sale.
On Feb-16-04 at 09:18:52 PST, seller added
the following information:
Keep watching our Ebay store, we will have
a Mig29, and a "never Demilled" F-16 Hornet.