These planes are costing millions to restore to flying condition, and then to insure, so the high prices for public flights can be appreciated.
Click her for a video of her starting her rumble to the flight strip.
Once she had rumbled away, we followed Steve to the cars where he took us to a spot where we were directly underneath the flight path of the planes as they landed. We stood in the glaring heat, kicking ourselves that we hadn't brought any water, and looked skyward for glints and spots in the distance that could be our planes. We only had a few seconds as they thundered over but they were glorious and Michelle even managed to get a couple to waggle their wings in a returned greeting to her outstretched arms.
And then it was back to the airfield again to hopefully see Fifi start her engines for her final flight of the day.