I'm not sure how many are left, but I do know that the number of silver birds is dwindling fast. In the last 2 weeks I have seen three 737's leave the desert, go straight to the paint shop, and then come to our hangar for "c" checks. Sending planes to the desert is just one of many negotiating tactics we are using to get more favorable lease agreements.
10,000 years ago we would have eaten you. Today, we drag you along and allow you to pollute the gene pool.