I thought these were sold?

Skyhawks coated in white latex – New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz

The air force’s last combat squadron of 17 old Skyhawks has been shrouded in the military equivalent of cling wrap and parked out in the weather to free hangar space.

Gee didn’t Phil Goff announce that these puppies were sold with great fanfare just before the last election. Now we have coughed an addition $94,000 so we can store them outside.
[quote]It has cost the air force more than $8 million to store and maintain the Skyhawks and jet trainers since 2002.

ACT party defence spokeswoman Heather Roy said the planes should be sold to enthusiasts rather than parked.

“The sale is pretty much doomed and a much better option would be to sell them off to collectors.”

The Skyhawks were now worth virtually nothing.

Former Skyhawk avionics technician Don Simms said: “This is the final nail in the coffin ? they’ll never fly again. They’re absolutely stuffed.”

He estimated it would take $2million to $3 million per aircraft to get them flying again, more than they were worth.[/quote]
Phil Goff meanwhile says that the Deal is still live…..doesn’t sound like much of a deal to me.

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