I suspect due to the nature of the GWOT , there is a heightened level of scrutiny on Warbirds designated for experimental use. Unfortunately, this looks expensive.
The Department of Homeland Security recently notified a pilot, an EAA Warbirds of America (WOA) member and owner of a Douglas AD-4N Skyraider, that it intended to confiscate his recently imported aircraft. The Department alleges that necessary forms were improperly filed. Last week federal agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized and threatened to destroy this rare piece of our nation’s aviation heritage…..Last September, the FAA inspected the aircraft and issued the Skyraider its new Experimental and Exhibition operating certificate and U.S. registration number.
Speaking of Warbirds, the Swiss Air Force expended effort in developing this excellent video presented by Warbird Alley in this weeks clip featuring the Hunter Hawker. It looks somewhat similar to the plane in the title bar but the Delphin has tandem seating and much less power. However, both saw extensive use in training roles. While the the L-29 is a gas hog, it doesn’t burn nearly as much jet-A.