- Sep 5, 2004
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Just saw it on Fox News, plane lands on highway 40 in TN, pilot killed, cant find the story anywhere on the internet.
Wow ... having driven a lot in that part of the state, the idea of having to thread the mountains in a scud run is terrifying. He must have really been out of options.my bet would be scud running over the interstate towards better weather further west of the mountains, and hitting a power line
Skyline said:It is a sad thing that the pilot died but these confederate air force and rich guys are steadily crashing our national heritage. I would like it much better if these things were firmly tied down in a museum.
If it wasn't for these "rich guys," there would be absolutely zero flying examples and very, very few tied down in museums. Furthermore, very few people would give a hoot about the whole concept of "warbirds" and the story they represent, because nobody, except for those who saw them flying when the Department of War was footing the bill, could have whitnessed them firsthand.Skyline said:It is a sad thing that the pilot died but these confederate air force and rich guys are steadily crashing our national heritage. I would like it much better if these things were firmly tied down in a museum.
Skyline said:I have never seen a Hellcat in person.
You must not go to too many air shows. I have seen plenty of TBMs and even seen a very nice Hellcat. There are approx 5 "flyable" P51s within 100nm of my house. Most are flown by former/current airline pilots. Nothing beats the sound of a P51 flying over....as it should be. Not collecting dust in some museum. What took the toll on the warbirds was not the "rich guys." It was the rich guys that thought it would be "cool" to take the Merlin engines and put them in the racing boats…which would be sunk in rivers and lakes around the world. Or the guys that butcher up perfectly good fighters so they can race around in the desert (something we never see on the east coast).Skyline said:I have never seen an avenger either.
Usually the pilots are low time millionaires
Not true.Skyline said:Usually the pilots are low time millionaires who can afford more plane than they can Handel.
Considering I actually know many pilots who fly WWII restored aircraft, as well as those who restore themSkyline said:National Heratage
Usually the pilots are low time millionaires who can afford more plane than they can Handel.Skyline