When I go to an airshow, the warbirds--P51s, P38s, B-17s, B-24s--are looked at with reverence. The few remaining ones are valuable, rare, and evoke this question: Why didn't more of them get saved?? In WWII (so I'm told), these planes were so common that squadrons of them would fill the skies. Yet there were so few of them saved. Historians probably wish they could go back in time and save many more of them. So what about airliners like 727s and 737s...are there moves underway to save more than a few of these? I say this because we are probably at an all-time high in terms of desert storage of airliners. Today's 'junk' will certainly be tomorrow's treasure.
Chris in NH