Originally Posted by LONGHAIR
ABC NEWS...Said it was like NASCAR in the sky...The 70 tear old planes have there wings cut down 20% or 30% and the airplanes where not built for that high of a speed that they are flying them at and this was bound to happen....
You push any machine to the limits of its design, and things will break. There's no surprise to that at all. But not built for that speed? Those aircraft have been rebuilt and reengineered to the point that there is virtually nothing stock left to them. That's like comparing a Ford Taurus I would rent at the airport to a Nextel Cup Ford and saying the Ford isn't built to go 200 mph.
That ABC news story probably holds about as much intelligent information as any media story we can find on all the "assault" weapons owned by civilians in the US.