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  •  These are gorgeous. (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Ojibwa

    Are any of them flyable?

    •  Thanks Ojibwa for the stroll down memory lane. (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, Ojibwa

      These beauties  are all restored to flyable condition but, due to some of them being the only one left in the world, they won't be flown.   Here is a link and a nice video of the museum founders who are also the hands-on restorers.  

      http://www.youtube.com/...

      In the mid '70s, I was involved in the restoration of the TAT (later Trans World Airlines)  Northrup Alpha.  We put it into "airworthy" condition and actually watched Dan Grogan, a former TWA captain, taxi around the ramp.  As it was destined to be put on display in the Smithsonian Museum of Flight, there would be no flight.  John Northrup, nearly 80 years old at that time came to TWA's  Kansas City maintenance base to speak at the dedication.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      Those who think they KNOW EVERYTHING really piss off those of us who DO.

      by olegar on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 08:09:41 PM PDT

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