Tag: North American P-51 Mustang

360×180° video of Heritage Flight P-51 Mustang and F-22 Raptor formation

If you haven’t seen this yet on Warbirds News, chances are you’ll love it. This remarkable video by Lyle Jansma allows the viewer (if his browser permits it) to immerse in a Heritage Flight comprising a P-51 Mustang and F-22 Raptor. Start the video, and drag the image around to see what it’s all about. …

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Lt Col Dean Hess ✝

Lieutenant Colonel Dean Hess, who died on March 2, 2015 aged 97, was a Disciples of Christ Church minister who enlisted after the Pearl Harbor attack and flew 63 combat missions on the P-47 Thunderbolt during World War II. He was recalled to active duty in 1948 and saw further action during the Korean War. …

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Reno racer P-51 “Strega” for sale

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

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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Doug Matthews sets several records flying a P-51 Mustang

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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Collings Foundation’s A-36 flies again

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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Reno Air Races cancelled after deadly crash

(Updated 09/19/11 @ 23:07) The heavily modified P-51 “The Galloping Ghost”, flown by 74 year-old veteran racer Jimmy Leeward, crashed in Reno yesterday at 4:20 PM, very close to the crowd. According to a recent police report, the pilot was killed upon impact and six spectators were killed by projected debris. Another two died from their …

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Reno: Steven Hinton qualifies at 499 mph

Steven Hinton, Unlimited Class champion in 2009 and 2010 at the Reno Air Races, qualified on Monday at 499.160 mph, flying the highly modified P-51 “Strega”. More information about Strega can be found on the Team Strega Website.

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Video: BBC interviews Rob Davies after Duxford collision

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Duxford collision: videos and photos

Unsurprisingly, the collision between P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” and Skyraider F-AZDP was filmed and photographed by dozens of people. I’ll be posting some of the most interesting ones here if I have permission to do so, or just links when I don’t.

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Mid-air collision at Duxford

P-51 "Big Beautiful Doll" (Photo Simon (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

I just received word from Gaël, a friend and fellow member of the CAF French Wing that the French Skyraider (F-AZDP) collided with P-51 “Big Beautiful Doll” at the Duxford Flying Legends airshow.  Rob Davies, BBD’s pilot, bailed out while the Skyraider was able to land, minus several feet of right wingtip. Fortunately, no casualties …

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Warbird Heritage Foundation’s P-51 “Baby Duck” flies again

The Warbird Heritage Foundation’s P-51 Mustang “Baby Duck” took back to the air for the first time since 1996. Pictures are available on the WHF’s Facebook page.

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First flight of CFM’s P-51D Mustang “The Brat III”

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s P-51D first flew on Wednesday, June 22 after a 4 year restoration. The Mustang now carries its historical wartime colours as “The Brat III”, which was flown by Lt. Hjalmar Johnsen of the 401st FS, 370th FG, 9th AF. Pictures are available on Ezell Aviation’s Facebook page.

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