Are you interested in purchasing a powerful aircraft? If so, you are in luck. The military is selling certain units to civilians! Of course, this is not going to come cheap. You better be ready to spend an arm and leg if you want to bring any of these homes. We hope that you also have enough space to store them in! You have come to the right place if you are, by any chance, thinking of getting a personal plane all to yourself. You must be very rich if you are considering it, although it can’t hurt to go and see what is out there as well. After all, we never know what the future holds! Let’s see what options there are for you.
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
In the late ‘50s, the world was introduced to the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. It was used in different militaries all over the globe until the turn of the decade. Italy, Turkey, Spain, Germany, and the United States all used this aircraft at one point or another in the past. This model has since been retired, so private buyers can buy it if they want. Kelly Johnson, the renowned aeronautical engineer, helped develop the Starfighter. He also helped with the development of the SR-71 Blackbird and the U-2 spy plane. It proved to be deadly and saw a lot of controversies when it was still operational. At any rate, the FAA said that there are ten privately-owned units in the United States. Three of those are ex-Canadian military units that belong to a civilian demonstration team called Starfighters Inc. In 2011, a restored but engineless unit went for sale in the United Kingdom at the asking price of £25,000.