On Memorial Day, owners of flying World War II aircraft are in high demand. If you’re in the Twin Cities, you’ve probably seen some of them flying over the Capitol and various parades and Memorial Day celebrations.
Here, a T-6 returns to South St. Paul after a morning flight.
They’re not cheap to fly. The use about 30 gallons of fuel per hour. A gallon of aviation fuel at South St. Paul goes for about $3.84 a gallon.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.