A stand out exhibit at the museum is a pair of "Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15" aircraft. Acquired in Poland by Jim Good, and brought back to Casper Wyoming.
The Korean War era Soviet designed Mig 15’s displayed at Good Aviation and Veterans Museum were purchased and imported by Jim Good in the late 1990’s, and were in the late stages of final restoration prior to the tragic events of 9-11. Both aircraft were disassembled at their military base in Warsaw Poland and shipped to Houston, Texas via Germany in large Cargo Ship containers. From Houston they shipped over the road on flat bed trucks to Hangar 1 in Casper Wyoming to be reassembled by Jim Good and several of his pilot friends and aviation enthusiasts.
These Migs were manufactured for the Polish Air Force in 1955 and 1957, and were both capable of being made airworthy with the added details of having them inspected, flown for certification, and for Jim and his Casper Pilot friend Bob Palmer to fly the required hours in them to be type rated. Because of the added concerns related to 9-11 the certification process became complicated, and there was question as to if the U.S. government would approve them for airshows and demonstration flights. The decision was made to retain the Migs at Jim’s museum at Hangar 1 where they could be enjoyed up close by the public as non flying static displays.
The Mig 15 was a very advanced aircraft when put into service, and boasted a top speed of 670 miles per hour with a service ceiling of 51,000 feet. It was an able competitor to he U.S Saber Jet Fighter Aircraft. The two seat variety displayed in Casper were used as training and photo reconnaissance aircraft by the Polish Air Force prior to deactivation, and replacement by more modern aircraft such as the U.S manufactured F-16 Falcon.