> So if a 205, it probably spent a good part of its life hauling cancelled
> checks (remember those) and the like so anyone in the air is likely near the
> end of its useful life.
Nah. The ones not destroyed by drug runners all end up in Alaska. They
get rebuilt over and over and over and over again. The ones up here
almost always have the fat tire kits installed. It's funny seeing
these 205 and 206 aircraft with 20-something inch balloons under them.
BTW, paint is optional.
The StationAirs always have the strangest stance on the runway. They
always look like the CG is about 3 feet too far back.
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