Richard and Susie McDonald's Mig 15.
Richard and Susie McDonald's Mig 15. Contributed

It’s up, up and away for Mig Jet

RICHARD and Susie McDonald have been taking their Mig 15 to Rockhampton’s skies for the past seven years with visitors coming to the region specifically for the once in a lifetime thrill.

Sadly the couple have now made the agonising decision to not re-certify the aircraft and retire it to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society Museum in Wollongong.

The Mig Jet was built in 1956 in Poland and flew in the cold war, but during its life with the McDonalds it has participated in 10 Airshows and taken many locals and travellers on a thrill seeking ride, flying at incredible speeds of over 1000kph.

The Mig will be leaving Rockhampton next week, leaving extra room in the hangar and Rockhampton’s skies for a Hawker Hunter.

When asked about plans for the future Susie said, “We have a new project on the horizon; offering warbird adventure flights in our Hawker Hunter. We plan to be able to offer these flights in the near future, which will be a unique thing as we’ll be the only Warbird Flight able to break the sound barrier”.

Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said, “It’s fantastic to have such an experienced and dedicated couple in Rockhampton to bring this unique type of experience to thrill seekers from near and far.”


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