909 crashed yesterday in Hartford/Bradley/windsor-locks airport. Engine trouble after takeoff and on landing it left the runway, hitting a deicing building. 3 crew, 10 paying passengers. 7 now dead.
I support vintage aviation. I truly love it. I climbed through this exact plane 2 years ago and talked to some Collins Foundation members on how it works for them and how to get involved in their touring work.
Were not yet running on used parts that shouldn’t be installed. The foundation has awesome maintenance. But when will we get to that point? When replacement new parts are so rare they’re one off fabbed parts. Then, I would think giving rides would end. A shame as that’s a party of a history to experience. But then should we revisit that history? I don’t see people lining up to ride in a nam c130. That wasn’t a romantic thing in movies.