pissedoffmick: vygramul: Just like Obama to leave the symbol of the finest 20th century Republican president to sit and corrode in the sun like our rights in the courts.how do people like you get through life without wearing a helmet?
beer4breakfast: Are any other former Air Force One aircraft on display at any museum? No? Then I don't see the problem.There's Reagan's at his library.
Bomb Head Mohammed: I love planes. I love historic planes. I have worked around historic planes for over 20 years, including now volunteering for over the last 5 years in the conservation of static military aircraft. I am a pilot and flight instructor. My bookshelf has over 3000 nerd books about airplanes and my model airplanecollection is so large as to be embarassing.And yet, even I recognize that there's something wrong when there are probably 2000-3000 preserved/historic aircraft on display in the USA... and barely a peep of a monument to labor, slavery, and the like.Consider the F111. It's a nice plane, but it's hardly what you can consider to be important. Its most significant mission was the "El Dorado Canyon" mission against Libya, where one was shot down. And yet, there are *40* of them on display worldwide. Commemorating, what, exactly? Robert McNamara's insistence of "one plane to rule them all" which ended up doing many jobs poorly and only a few well, much like the upcoming F-35? Ok, maybe it's not commemorating anything beyond the otherwise pretty pedestrian service of those who, say, served at Cannona AFB for a while, maybe it's just a cool plane (which it is), but FFS, at least can we have the honesty to admit that?A lot of aviation museums badly fail in providing context to their exhibits. If you want to see a well done aviation museum, check out the cold war building of the RAF museum, Cosford UK, which puts the airplanes into the context of the times with stuff that is educational for all ages. If you want to see a poorly done exhibit, look no further than any museum where the aircraft are tied up with not much more than... other aircraft. As much as its collection is outstanding, even the Udvar Hazy museum in DC edges into the latter territory.Let's not lament an old presidential transport in the desert. Let's instead build a national museum of slavery and civil rights (desperately needed as a 'move on' capstone and the subject matter is ...
Lady Indica: So. the. fark. what.Do we, as a nation, need to be on Hoarders? We don't have to save every farking little thing. Not everything is of major importance to generations to come.
Fear_and_Loathing: A picture would have been nice, or a real article.
Tat'dGreaser: Are any other former Air Force One aircraft on display at any museum? No? Then I don't see the problem.
HotWingConspiracy: There is little sense in preserving it.
Mock26: Also, I am pretty sure that President Eisenhower no longer needs a plane.
vygramul: Just like Obama to leave the symbol of the finest 20th century Republican president to sit and corrode in the sun like our rights in the courts.
limeyfellow: vygramul: Just like Obama to leave the symbol of the finest 20th century Republican president to sit and corrode in the sun like our rights in the courts.Really? He was more of a left wing socialist than Obama ever was. My God, if a guy was President now the derp would be truly epic.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: feickus: I always thought it was in the Presidential Hangar at Wright-Patterson AFB.Nope, it's in the National Shiathole
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