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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.