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Old 6th June 2014, 13:53
Richard T. Eger Richard T. Eger is offline
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Aviation graveyard uncovered in Ohio

Dear All,

Just saw these photos of a post-WW II aircraft graveyard in Ohio. Amongst aircaft seen are an F7U Cutlass, F-86D, "B-25, a Vultee BT-15 Trainer, a Goodyear FG-1D Corsair with an experimental engine, and even a clubhouse that his kids used to use, made out of a Fairchild c-82 Boxcar fuselage." The aircraft were collected together by Walter Soplata, who scooped up aircraft for a song to preserve them, rather than them being put in the smelter.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...6pLid%3D484609

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Richard
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Old 7th June 2014, 15:46
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Re: Aviation graveyard uncovered in Ohio

Interesting, Richard. THX I wonder why the family has refused to sell the planes to museums? Surely, the could get some decent bucks. Sooner or later the scrap metal people will find them.
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Re: Aviation graveyard uncovered in Ohio

From what I have read elsewhere, they have donated more than one plane to a museum only to have the museum sell it off later.
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