We ran a quick shutdown checklist, but there was no question of returning to land at Wright Field because "Colonel Dad's" parting words had been "Whatever you do, don't bring that thing back here." Anyway, there were plenty of airports en route to Middletown and, blessedly, No. 2 didn't burp. We got to Middletown Regional Airport (MWO) where Jim Branam (MVA's chief of maintenance, DC-3 guru, pilot extraordinaire, best friend and all-around splendid person) and company restored it to reasonably flyable condition. Eventually Kevin and the new owner flew it to Beach City Airport in northeastern Ohio, where to this day it sits, rotting away, never having flown again.