Arecibo From Spain, joined Aug 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4147 times:
Would you like to be able to buy and, restore (for personnal use) a war bird like the ones stored at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona? If so, which? Two I would love to own are; (Jet) the F-100 Super Sabre, or (prop.) an A1-E Skyraider
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ZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1999 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
Well if I was really rich it would have to be an L-39 (or the L-159 ) or a Spitfire (Any Mk as long as it was an authentic Spitfire and if it flew for Canada even better) or a Mustang (I have been in a dog fight against one ) or a BF109 (three remaining I think)
If I was reasonably rich but not LOADED!!! I would be more then happy with a Harvard flew in them before and they have a great Canadian story behind them too.
If I was going to be impractical I would try and find an old Lancaster or Halifax (If they were ones my grandfather flew in the better (They have probably been demolished long time ago)) and rebuilt it if necessary (of course with a team of AMEs).
And if I were to be really unpractical my fleet of warbirds would be as following: Lancaster, Spitfire, BF109, Mustang, T-28, Harvard, L-159, Tutor (Snowbird paint if allowed) and to round things out a Saber (painted like to Golden Centennials)
That would definitely be one I wouldn't mind owning. I've been saying for several years that I was going finally break down and take a sightseeing flight in one (There's a company @ PDK that offers flights in them). There's just something about flying in an open cockpit biplane.
DEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4023 times:
Quoting Arecibo (Thread starter): Would you like to be able to buy and, restore (for personnal use) a war bird
I would love to, but highly doubt I'd be able to. But just in case I win the lottery (as if that would be enough) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Science, Northrop and the Government would let go of the lone surviving prototype, it would have to be this.....