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#3157 2008-09-25 17:48 GMT-5 hours    
I was just surfing the Commemertive Air Force website(confederateairforce.org) and found out the USAF went to court to take back the F-82 twin mustang it gave them over 40 years ago. This is a travesty. The plane should be a flying tribute. This is also a tremendous waste of taxpayer money and CAF money that should go into aircraft. E-mail the CAF your support. Send an E-mail to the USAF Museum and tell them to back off.

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#3863 2009-04-11 14:26 GMT-5 hours    
I was just informed that all compromises and appeals have fell through. The CAF even offered to keep the F-82 as a static display. It is being shipped back to the USAF museum in Dayton. Without the CAF the plane would have been an ingot of Aluminum. I wish I could give something away and then reclaim it 40 years later when it is valuable. Only a federal government can get away with that.

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#3869 2009-04-12 03:53 GMT-5 hours    
I heard this about 6 months ago.. There was a petition going around on another site. It failed... I would rather keep this bird flying too. Sad day indeed.

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#5713 2011-10-23 18:42 GMT-5 hours    
I have heard this news also. The problem with this bird is the USAF still owned the aircraft. They did not transfer title to the CAF all those years ago.

On a side note there is a group restoring the Prototype F-82 to flight status, and if i read correctly they have the title to the aircraft.

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#5716 2011-10-24 04:22 GMT-5 hours    
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I have heard this news also. The problem with this bird is the USAF still owned the aircraft. They did not transfer title to the CAF all those years ago.

On a side note there is a group restoring the Prototype F-82 to flight status, and if i read correctly they have the title to the aircraft.



great news.

where can i get an update on that restoration?

shannon.j.pettigrew@gmail.com

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#5724 2011-10-28 22:51 GMT-5 hours    
For those members interested in this project here is a link to that site.

http://www.xp-82twinmustangproject.com/

Well worth the look!

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#5729 2011-10-31 11:49 GMT-5 hours    
Actually the CAF did receive a gift deed from the USAF back in the sixties. They used that to get a state of Texas title. This was overruled in Federal court. Good luck to the restoration effort. Good to see.

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