flight safety detectives episode 155 - vintage aircraft creating safety concerns
The Flight safety Detectives talk about the challenges of keeping older airframes safe. Metal ages and fatigues. Maintenance records are less clear. The people with in-depth experience with these aircraft become scarce.
They talk about the many facets the FAA will need to consider as the agency reassesses the proper use of old war birds and other vintage airframes for non-commercial uses.
They also discuss the acceptability of risks associated with airshow aircraft and firefighting aircraft.
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