Race 22 Crew wrote:
Ouch....buffoons who are not "real warbird fans" and those common warbirds like the T-6. Funny, the more I work in, on, and around the T-6 the more enjoyable it gets. The T-6 is a bit more common because it is within the means of the more "common" warbird enthusiast to restore, own and operate. It is still in no way cheap. In todays market, a T-6 can be purchased for the price of a nice 3 bedroom house with a couple acres of land. Whereas the more exotic warbirds can run $500k, $750K, to multi-millions. Not really within a "common" man's means. Personally I love it when a T-6 taxi's by.,
I've seen many a discussion here on this board go off on some off-topic slant, recall discussions of food, generic aerobatic acts, and of course bitching that a plane didn't show up, or wasn't painted like the poster would have liked.
If I make Oshkosh this year, it will be my first time attending. I look forward to walking amoung the rows of T-6's. I will go look at the Mustangs, Cat's and Spits. I will even look at the laison, L-Birds as I would love to be able to find a Piper L4 or Taylorcraft L2 project to restore. I know for a fact that I would not be able afford to operate, let alone purchase one of those "common" T-6's, SNJ's, or Harvards.
So I guess we all all buffoons...or maybe we aren't true "real warbird fans" after all......
Sorry for the rant.
Crewmember - Race 22
Tin Lizzie Air Racing Team
T-6 Class - Reno Air Races
Don't get me wrong - I love the sound of the T-6 and would love to see one land/take off at Orlando Executive Airport while I am working there but will there be less than 50 at OSH? I don't need 50+ texts every time a T-6 lands/takes off. Is there any WWII era plane more common still flying?
Maybe I should have said L-39 or Nanchang CJ-6 in my example of what a noob would text for everytime one of those landed