Viewpoint: It’s Time To Rethink Warbird Flights At Airshows

NTSB accident photo

NTSB Investigator-in-Charge Jason Aguilera, left, and Board Member Michael Graham walk the accident scene of the Nov. 12 midair collision of a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63F Kingcobra at Dallas Executive Airport.

Credit: NTSB
Whenever I see a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress at a museum or on static display at an airshow, I gaze in wonder at the aircraft that I believe played a pivotal role in World War II as well as in the science of aerial combat. Whenever I see the same aircraft flown at an airshow, and the sky peppered...

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