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Old 04-04-2020, 11:05 AM   #91
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Default Re: Light Aircraft that is Fun to Fly

Originally Posted by Fred Brackin View Post
A WW II training aircraft would probably be vintage enough and defintely faster than a Cub. Actual warbirds with multi-seat capacity are rare as hen's teeth. anything but P-51Ds is rare. The Mustangs are just expensive without being quite "rare".

I have no idea if you can still get OV-10 "Broncos" (which are statted up in Gurps Seals in Vietnam).

Okay, maybe.

The "similar aircraft" links on the page shouldn't encourage you though. No one is going to sell you an XB-70 "Valkyrie". :)
Those are good points. LeBlanc would probably enjoy flying a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, North American T-6 Texan or a Douglas A-1 Skyraider, but those are probably not useful for shuttling passengers. Well, the trainers might be useable for it, but the limit of one passenger makes them probably marginal in that role compared to a more typical civilian light aircraft.

Still, doesn't prevent LeBlanc from belonging to the Commemorative Air Force and spending some of his leisure time learning to fly old fighter aircraft, especially those with a proud Marine Corps history.

That still leaves a 'need' for a light airplane that is easier to take up on a short notice than the Renegade and expends less fuel when dropping off a guy or two in Beaumont or Houston.
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