|Quoting maxpower1954 (Reply 2):|
The Airline History Museum in Kansas City is on the verge of getting the TWA Connie airworthy, but the retired pilots who used to fly it are getting up there, and some previously involved don't have any interest flying it anymore.
|Quoting g38 (Reply 3):|
But surely, younger pilots could be trained. Is this not possible, and what would this require?
|Quoting taxpilot (Reply 14):|
At the time USAF no longer re-built the big radials. We used civilian contractors.
Seems the age, rebuilding and reliability of these engines would be huge obstacle. I am afraid their time is passing.
|Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 25):|
There's something so wrong about using modern electronics in a classic warbird - at least in my opinion.
Without today’s avionics that includes a Global Positioning System, it would be impossible to fly “unless you want to hire a navigator with an arm full of maps,” Norman said.
|Quoting zanl188 (Reply 36):|
Roll out video from Docs Friends:http://youtu.be/0VaSeXFnO5A
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos