P-51 Soars Gloriously Than Ever Through Team Strega

Restoring the classics is a popular hobby. Whether it’s cars, planes, and so on, restoration is a satisfying experience to many. But the most gratifying accomplishment is to restore something to its former glory.

Meet Team Strega and its glorious P-51 aircraft named “Strega.” Strega is a highly modified P-51 Mustang, and a nine-time Reno National Unlimited Gold Class Champion.


P-51 Strega

The Strega Air Racing Team has a rich air racing history. Debuting in 1983, Strega has appeared at the Reno National Air Races every year except 1998 as well as numerous other races.

Owner and pilot Bill “Tiger” Destefani was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. He is a cotton and alfalfa farmer and restores WWII aircraft. He went to his first Reno Air Race as a pilot in 1980 in a stock P-51 called “Mange Pane“.

In October 2012, Tiger passed the torch to Steven Hinton as pilot of his P-51 Mustang Strega. Hinton placed 1st in the races he participated in after the passing of the torch.

For further info, visit strega.com

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