I don't disagree with you, please understand that. I think we have the same passion for these beasties and want to see them safe. What cracks me up is the US Military has plenty of trucks, cranes and flatbeds that helping a non profit better display their history should be a no brainer. But as I have found in the past they are no help. The money spent loading and moving a B-17 would cover the monies need to restore it (static). We have the space and I can get a crew together if I need to
Whats their phone #?
Outstanding! Go get one! Best attitude I've read here in a long, long time. Any idea seems better than what's happening to those planes sitting outside falling apart. You guys work out the details for acquiring one of those birds for a static display indoors somewhere safe and I could be easily talked into helping a bit financially. As I would hope some others here would be happy to assist as well. I really like the idea of helping out with saving some of these outdoor dying aircraft. This is far different than sending money to help a restoration or expedition to raise a warbird out of water or out of a jungle. These are aircraft that are right there within easy reach and most are in very recoverable shape. I'm not interested in donating money to a new paint job on a static warbird that will continue to sit outside and will still fall apart in time. I'd rather help out getting one inside somewhere where it has a chance to survive. The MNUSAF would be fools not to allow a ligitimate group
to acquire one of these aircraft for proper display indoors if possible. Sign me up when you guys get the logistics hammered out. Best of luck