The Ultimate Stash
Whenever I look at my feeble collection of un-built kits I think of these photos I took at Fantasy of Flight. I like to think of Kermit as any one of us after we hit the Powerball. In addition to the warehouses there are overseas shipping containers with the best labels..."P-47", "Lancaster", and many others...more than a couple of lifetimes of work. Over the years I've seen a lot of museum stashes but what sets Kermit apart is his intention to fly everything. Realistically he won't get around to everything but for now they are part of a living entity that he truly dislikes being called a museum. Restoring any warbird, or any airplane for that matter isn't cheap, a Mustang can cost $1.5m to $3m...so I won't complain about spending $3.99 on a jar of paint. Since Kermit closed down his main facility to tours I hope he can focus on getting his attraction where he wants it to be. If you haven't been there, and if he re-opens, it is a must see for any airplane buff.
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