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Bill Reesman demonstrates his meticulously maintained Red Bull MiG-17F during an air show at Madera, California, in May of 2009. Reesman's MiG-17F was built in Poland in 1959 and entered active service in the Polish Air Force as a Cold War warrior, patrolling the Iron Curtain for about 25 years until it was parked in an aircraft "bone yard" in Poland. Reesman had the aircraft rebuilt after his first MiG 17 exploded and caught fire during takeoff.