A great article from the current issue of Air and Space Smithsonian about a Navy Reserve crew tasked with taking a P-3 Orion to an air show.
I Got Those Old Beat-Up Orion Blues
There's show horses and there's work horses. The P-3 is definitely a work horse, especially when flown by crews who know their stuff. The story in the article makes me laugh...and want a P-3. How bad could the fuel burn be?