posted on Apr, 25 2019 @ 11:15 AM
You don't have the right to tell someone else what to do with their property. That isn't the moral high ground. Whether I agree with someone's choice
or not in regards to the property's value is not the moral hinge on which this swings.
Fifi in the air is a hell of a lot more inspiring and reaches far more people than a non-flying museum piece on static display in a hangar somewhere.
If they ground Fifi, it'll be because it gets too expensive to keep her in the air. Not because it is too rare to fly.
Unless you can show the N9M was not airworthy, there is no reason to believe a crash was anymore likely than any other aircraft. Snip happens.
If you can show flying it was "reckless" because it was not airworthy, than sure, make that argument. Otherwise, no. They had an airworthy aircraft.
The determination was made that it was safe to fly, and it was flown.
If you're convinced something shouldn't fly on whatever basis, then fund it or buy it so you get a voice in the decision-making process. Or fund a
nonflying replica that easily fulfills the museum role you believe outweighs it's value in the air. Or fund a flying replica or restoration so there
are more of them.
If you find so much value in it, donate your time and money and step up to the plate!
edit on 25-4-2019 by RadioRobert because: (no reason