Speaking of beer cans...
When the burden of complying with the Feds mandatory maintenance get too great and available near new airliners
are too cheap, the old girls are turned into beer cans thus:
(Keep in mind they may still look good, but they have been flying around the clock 24/7,
15 hours a day for the last thirty years, racking well over 50,000 hours for most of them...)
Take N727NY on top there..they tried to sell it for ages, then gave up:http://www.aso.com/listings/spec/ViewAd.aspx?id=144474
Look brand new, but has over 100,000 hours!...Hush kit was just too damn expensive, one would guess...Man, this thing can cruise at Mach .89