Tag Archive: North American P-51 Mustang

Oct 28 2013

Reno racer P-51 “Strega” for sale

Photo tataquax (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Eleven-time Reno Air Races winner P-51 “Strega” is for sale or available for corporate championship, according to this article by Warbirds News. Strega was a strong contender for victory in the 2013 races in Reno but was ultimately disqualified after cutting the showline. Read the full article here.

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Oct 24 2013

Two killed in P-51 Mustang “Galveston Gal” crash

Photo Arturo Yee (CC BY 2.0)

The P-51D Mustang “Galveston Gal”, owned and operated for recreational flights by the Lone Star Flight Museum, crashed today in the Gulf of Mexico. The pilot and his passenger were killed in the accident. Fishermen alerted the US Coast Gaurd after witnessing the aircraft plunging in the water. Search and rescue team later found the …

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May 31 2013

Doug Matthews sets several records flying a P-51 Mustang

The P-51D Mustang "The Rebel". (Photo D. Miller (CC BY 2.0))

On May 23, Palm Beach-resident  Doug Matthews set several aeronautical records at the controls of his P-51D Mustang “The Rebel”. The records included time to reach altitudes of 9,000 m (approx. 30,000 ft, reached in 18 minutes) and 12,000 m (approx. 40,000 ft, in 31 minutes), as well as altitude records: 40,100 ft in level …

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Jun 14 2012

Collings Foundation’s A-36 flies again

An A-36 Apache/Invader in North Africa. (Photo USAF)

An A-36 Apache, the dive-bomber variant of the P-51 Mustang, flew again on June 13th at New Symrna Beach. The aircraft belongs to the Collings Foundation and was restored by American Aero Services. Source: Florida Warbirds Weblog

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