I agree with you!!! Some airlines should have their own "old airliners" to show the new generations how was air traveling during those years. I was involved in 1980 with a TAP retired pilot, Cap. Silva Pereira to find a way to get the only C-47 Dakota flyable from portuguese CAA ( DGAC ) to TAP. The first idea was to get the plane in airworthy condition again, but unfortunately it was very expensive and TAP at that time could not afford that project.....but at least the plane was passed to TAP!!!
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The project was to make nostalgic flights in Portugal, from LIS
and eventually...around Europe, why not!!! I remember that I asked this Captain who would fly the plane and Cap. Silva Pereira said almost "shocked" - Who will fly the plane??? Me, of course!!! I'm retired but I surely still know how to fly a Dakota!!! - he started flying with TAP in 1946.