Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Aircraft envy.

Darn that Borepatch. Just darn him.

I mean, here I am shopping for used Cessnas or maybe a Mooney, and then he goes and posts these great War Department videos on how to fly a B-17 bomber. Now I want a B-17.

Yeah, I know...having my own B-17 isn't very realistic. I mean, the operating costs would be ridiculous. But now I want more than a Cessna 172 or a Mooney. I need a happy medium.

Maybe one of these?

THAT'S the ticket! Time to get on Plane Trader and find me one.

As you can see, this is not helping my obsession with acquiring my own flying money pit aircraft.

Note to my parents: Back in the 1960's, about when I was born, the Navy Reserve was selling these Corsairs off as surplus for around $5000 each. One of those, purchased and just stored for a couple of decades, would have made for a great college graduation present...I'm just saying!


  1. I like the old Grumann Amphibs myself. I keep hoping that Jimmy Buffett will email me to go fishing with him in his Albatross.

  2. I can never be licensed as a pilot, but I'd give [redacted} for a chance to fly one of those. Or the B-17, my most favoritest plane EVAH.


  3. "You'll put your eye out, kid."

  4. You and Chuck.

  5. Heck man.. in 1947 P-38s were $1500 WITH A FULL TANK OF GAS!

    And in '62, 9mm Lugar pistols were $25 as well as Colt 1911s and 1917 .45 S&W and Colt Army revolvers.

    Sigh.... and I didn't get any!

  6. LOL, you're a 'tad' late with that request... :-)

  7. How about looking for a newer OV 10 Bronco or a mohawk..they are in the 60's and probably easier to get than the earlier ones.....Just a though.

  8. Anonymous12:29 AM

    A Corsair or a B-17 would be nice.
    I can only dream

  9. I found another cool old plane, for tomorrow's post. OLD.