MIG 15 UTI

British Jet Provost

The Red and silver UTI is our new UTI. It replaced the other silver UTI that you will also see some images of. 

First seeing service in 1949 the MiG-15 was one of the finest swept wing fighter jets developed by the Soviet Union. It was the primary fighter jet of the North Korean/Chinese forces in the Korean War. The Soviet fighter jet could outperform the Allied F-86 Sabre but the communist pilots were not as well trained and experienced as the allied pilots.  This combination of aircraft and pilots would provide some of the most extraordinary air-to-air combat dogfights in the skies over North Korea in an area known as "MiG Alley." 

During its production there were over 12,000 aircraft produced in several countries including the Soviet Union, Poland, China and Czechoslovakia.

During its production there were over 12,000 aircraft produced in several countries including the Soviet Union, Poland, China and Czechoslovakia.

This single-seat aircraft would soon emerge during the Korean War conflict as the Russian MiG-15 fighter—an aircraft that was significantly more capable than the early versions of US jet aircraft initially used in Korea.

There are two great videos on youtube of the old UTI flying and the Jet Provost. Warbirds leave old St George airport and MIG over St George UT


For more information, see MIG 15 on Wikipedia.

T-33

The MiG-15bis (the Chinese variant) was first encountered in dogfights by the West during the Korean War.  The fast, highly maneuverable, and cannon-armed MiG-15 was a shock for American fighter pilots who were then flying the straight-winged Republic F-84G and Lockheed F-80C Shooting Star fighters.

The museum frequently has a visiting P-51. Call ahead if you really want to see this plane to ensure it is at the museum. The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II, the Korean War and other conflicts.


For more information; see P-51 on Wikipedia.

Donating an aircraft or other memorabilia

To make arrangements to donate aircraft,  please contact - Jack Hunter Col. USAF (ret)

(435) 669-0655 or

westernwarbird@gmail.com

The museum frequently has a visiting T-33. Call ahead if you really want to see this plane to ensure it is at the museum. The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially asTO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. Despite its vintage the T-33 remains in service worldwide.


T-38-Talon


The museum recently obtained a T-38 Talon for static display. We will be be posting images soon.

For more information, see T-38 Talon on Wikipedia.

MIG 15bis

P-51 Mustang

MIG 17

The successor to the MiG-15, the MiG-17 was designed to be a more stable aircraft. Its wings are swept back to 45 degrees, it has three wing fences on each wing instead of the MiG-15's two, and it has a more angular tail. It’s the first Soviet fighter jet engine to be fitted with an afterburner.  It served as the premier fighter jet for the Soviet Union during the cold war and was later flown by the North Vietnamese against the American military forces during the Vietnam War.  From 1952-1958 more than 6,000 were produced. 

Our MiG-17 is the latest aircraft donated to the museum, and was built in Poland in 1959

For more information, see MIG 17 on Wikipedia.

Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum - Warbird Fleet

Produced from 1958 - 1967, the BAC Jet Provost was a British jet-powered trainer for the Royal Air Force from 1955 - 1993. With a top speed of 440 mph, excellent maneuverability and excellent mechanical reliability, the jet provost was used as an aerobatic aircraft, an air-warfare and tactical weapons training platform, as well as an advanced trainer. 
Our Jet Provost was produced in 1965 and is currently in flying condition.

There is a great video on youtube of the old UTI flying and the Jet Provost. Warbirds leave old St George airport.

For more information, see BAC Jet Provost on Wikipedia.