Flying ancient airplanes is dangerous. When ancient people fly ancient airplanes you have twice the danger.
When is this insanity going to stop? Are we trapped in some kind of sick Ernest Hemingway stupidity where macho old farts have to “prove something” by dying inside elderly airplanes that should be ON THE FUCKING GROUND.
One of the reasons I quit on “airplane” forums was the unbelievably sappy crap that somebody would spill all over the forum, about how they were uplifted by the sight of those magnificent machines of yesteryear, and how we HAVE to keep the old planes flying, just one more year, to honor the fallen, and to inspire the youngsters of today to emulate their heroic deeds.
How many more dead bodies do they have to pull out of burning wreckage before we all grow up?