Posted by Doug Whitten on June 30, 2003 at 23:07:36:
In Reply to: Do flight cases really work? posted by Mary Ann on June 30, 2003 at 15:57:50:
I've flown extensively lately with my 182. Instead of a hard case, I bought a big Rubbermaid "action packer" with wheels and enough room for 3 inch thick foam all the way around. It worked for me, but I would not recommed it for most people because:
1. I look like a homeless tuba geek.
2. If it fails, I get to pay for the repairs.
I suggest that if you fly, get a case that will warranty damage done. Walt Johnson has been recommended by many.
I have been lucky with my homemade case, but it isn't for everyone.