Vintage aircraft are interesting and important.

A fully restored DC-3, all time classic aircraft

A fully restored DC-3, all time classic aircraft

Good airplanes can last a very long time because aircraft must be maintained well or they will lose their certification.
If it’s still flying after 60 years, it’s a testament to brilliant design and function, and will no doubt keep flying until parts run out.   Many large companies and corporations own, restore, or collect vintage aircraft, such as Red Bull, who owns quite a few planes.    Old aircraft are still in service in many countries around the world, doing rescue or cargo work, or serving as air ambulances.

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Professional aerial photographer, private pilot