The 2013 Lake of the Ozarks Air Show may be nine months away but a special feature of this year’s show is already attracting attention. The Air Show has an opportunity to bring a P-51 Mustang fighter to the event. There’s a catch, six rides must be pre-sold by March 15 before the historic aircraft commits to the event. read more »
The P-51H Mustang, restored in honor of Louisiana’s Lt. Col. Claude Crenshaw, is “the belle of the ball” at the newly revived Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, said curator Mark Hanson. The elegant and deadly 1945 model’s restoration will be finished soon after years of work. Some minor paint work will have to wait for spring. read more »
Extreme sports star Travis Pastrana recently flew with team owner Jack Roush in Roush’s P-51 Mustang. Roush, an avid flier, has survived two serious plane crashes in the past several years.
He took Pastrana for a ride on the same day that Pastrana signed a contract to drive in the Nationwide Series read more »
On Friday evening a rumble of a Rolls Royce Merlin engine roared through Superior as Eugene Mallette landed his 1944 P-51 Mustang at the Mineral County Airport.
Mallette, who traveled in the plane from Idaho Falls to Superior, was in town visiting friends for the weekend and arrived in style. read more »
This helicopter pilot was flying a Robinson R-22 when he rescued a scaled-down P51 Mustang that a boy had crash into a tree.
He quickly sprang into action and swooped down, hovered over the tree and got his co-pilot to lean out an grab the wing of the plane.
Once they’d retrieved the toy, they landed read more »
U.S. Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager marks the 65th anniversary of breaking the sound barrier with a special re-enactment flight Sunday from Nellis Air Force Base. The 89-year-old retired major general, test pilot and World War II fighter ace will fly faster than Mach 1, or the speed of sound, in the cockpit read more »