I know; it's a bit late for Valentine's Day, but if you're looking for something truly unique for that "special someone", here's something that you probably aren't going to find at your local Sharper Image.
NORFOLK, Va. - You can now have your very own Navy F/A-18A Hornet jet fighter — but some assembly may be required.
The price for the jet, which formerly belonged to the Navy's Blue Angels aerial demonstration team, is just over $1 million on the auction firm eBay, or about $9 million for a buyer who wants it assembled, painted and certified ready-to-fly.
Only legal U.S. residents can bid. The auction is scheduled to end Thursday.
An F/A-18 in 1997 cost the military $28 million, according to the Blue Angels' official Web site.
Mike Landa, of Landa and Associates, the Washington state brokerage that has listed the fighter on the Internet auction service, told The Virginian-Pilot that the jet is in parts and came out of military service in 1994. Landa wouldn't identify the owner, but said he came by it legally.
I'm thinking about bidding on the plane, because it just might come in handy. I'm thinking that the next time our @$$hole neighbor flips out, I'll just buzz his house and drop a couple of Hellfire missiles in his living room. THAT ought to shut him up....