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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
This is what is wrong with our Government today. How totally pathetic. This thing cost a BUNCH of banks to make and has now ammounted to nothing but a gag auction to get some sucker to take it to the scrap yard for Uncle Sam. Pathetic. Absolutely.
I suppose it's never even crossed the mind of a bean counter that people all over the world would love to just SEE something like this. A goofy old Airplane made of wood and too damned big to fly made for one of the leading tourist attractions on the West Coast for many many years. THIS would make the Spruce Goose look like the world's biggest toy plane. I had the chance to see the Spruce Goose on the tour. It was something. This would be so much more.
I'll bet over time, using this thing as the Anchor for some kind of Naval museum and a modest admission for the overall site would make FAR FAR FAR more in revenue than their idiotic scrap plans ever can. Uncle Sammy needs a new pair of glasses. He seems entirely too short sighted these days.