makin' boost wrote:
This posting is very ironic, the reason being, I was on the East Coast recently on business and flew in and out of Newark. Being a bit nervous about the traffic in and around NYC, I was early for my flight home. As I waited for my flight, I remembered the Per-Turbo operation and the Caribou's. I always thought they were pretty cool planes and might make a nice addition to a Viet Nam portion of an airshow. From what I understand, they are stout and overbuilt. I agree the website appears to be active, but the info is dated. I wonder how many PT-6 conversions were completed ?
There are at least two conversions completed and flying. The crew I spoke to over in theater made it sound like they were simply waiting for customers to build more, and that their foray overseas was part of a way to get the airplane some real world exposure.
I am only in my 20s but someday I will fly it at airshows. I am getting rich really fast writing software and so I can afford to do really stupid things like put all my money into warbirds.