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Paul van den Heuvel, of Lake in the Hills, stands next to his Russian-built MiG-21UM Friday at the DeKalb Municipal Airport where the craft is stored.

Civilian flies fighter plane over DeKalb

By Dan Martynowicz | August 24, 2010

Residents may have noticed a fighter plane flying the skies around DeKalb. Paul van den Heuvel has been flying a Russian built MiG-21UM jet fighter plane for the last six years. An airline pilot for United Airlines, van den Heuvel has no military background...

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