The price? $100,000. Capra didn’t have that much money, so they struck a deal: $20,000 down and the rest of the balance due within one year. If Capra didn’t come up with $80,000 he’d lose his down payment, so the pressure was on. He paid the $20,000 and immediately looked into creating a 501c3, which took three months to establish. Vintage Wings, he says, was the name that he and his childhood friend, Jeremy Aaron, came up with when they dreamed of one day opening their own aviation museum. Naturally, Aaron was immediately on board with the DC-3 purchase and restoration project, as was Jeff Tramontano, a JetBlue pilot and “one of the most warbird-crazy people” Capra has ever met.