Phoenix was built to honor the biele Albatrosy #3. Biele Albatrosy was the aerobatic demonstration team from the 2nd Air Training Regiment of the Military Air Institute of the Slovak National Uprising in Kosice. Albatross #3 crashed in June 2000, for unknown reasons. Phoenix is an fully modern representation of the original aircraft. Phoenix was awarded the 2012 Grand Champion Post WWII and the MinhJet team was awarded the Golden Wrench for the restoration.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Trainer / Fighter||Phoenix|
|Aero Vodochody||31 feet 0.5 inches|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|40 feet 5 inches||7340 US pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|10,300 US pounds||528 miles, 935 miles with drop tanks|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|Single 3792 Lbs thrust Ivchenko-Progress|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|37,730 feet||2 tandem|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
Phoenix was restored over 2 1/2 years by MinhJet in Hollister, CA. The ground-up restoration included included all systems and components were refurbished or rebuilt. MinhJet was awarded the 2012 Golden Wrench for this restoration.
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