Reports from the various internet forums indicate that the French based B-17 Flying Fortress “Pink Lady” has been grounded due to insurance costs. The increase in costs has been due to an EU ruling a couple of years ago that classed historic B-17 aircraft in the same category as a commercial 737 airliner. For historic aircraft which fly few hours and earn little income from airshow appearances this ruling is unjust and unfair. Two years ago, the UK based “Sally-B” remained grounded until extra funding came forward allowing her to complete the airshow season