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Old 11-03-2015, 04:52 PM
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Right, some day all those DC-8s, 727s, F-8s, A-6s, CRJ-200s, Saabs, B-52s, F-14s and A-4s will fly back into service...lol
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Old 11-04-2015, 02:14 PM
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When deregulation came into force in the late 70s, the then major players didn't park their less profitable airplanes; they sold them to low-budget upstarts for quick cash, not realizing they were digging their own graves by doing so. The players today don't want to make the same mistake.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesNoBrakes
Right, some day all those DC-8s, 727s, F-8s, A-6s, CRJ-200s, Saabs, B-52s, F-14s and A-4s will fly back into service...lol
Probably not, but you never know. When the Vietnam Nam war cranked up, a whole lot of old airplanes, including recips, rose from the dead out there.
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NASA is flying an RB-57 that came out of a museum a year or two ago.....
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:22 PM
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And then???

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GKNX6dieVcc
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by UAL T38 Phlyer

NASA is flying an RB-57 that came out of a museum a year or two ago.....

N927NA, formerly 63-13295, sat in the boneyard at Davis-Monthan for 41 years. I saw it at Ellington Field (Wings Over Houston Airshow) last month.






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Old 11-07-2015, 08:15 AM
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And supposedly, another came from the museum at Warner-Robbins.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:38 AM
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Of the 2 WB-57s they fly, two have been there a while. The third (as mentioned) came out of DM a few years ago.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:29 PM
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UAL T-38 Phlyer,
I stand corrected. I was unaware of the W-R aircraft.
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Originally Posted by JamesNoBrakes
Right, some day all those DC-8s, 727s, F-8s, A-6s, CRJ-200s, Saabs, B-52s, F-14s and A-4s will fly back into service...lol
12 of the S-3s are for South Korea and I believe have more airframe life left than the Rhinos that are doing the CV tanking
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