Glacier Giel by the numbers

Would you like Glacier Girl to fly at your fly-in or air show? It’s possible, for a price.

One of the rarest airplanes around, P-38s are not operationally inexpensive. According to Bob Cardin, operations manager for Glacier Girl, it costs $2,300 an hour to fly the grand old dame. That includes fuel, pilot salary and insurance. There is also a $10,000 appearance fee, and the crew’s hotel and ground transportation need to be covered by the event sponsor.

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