Tuesday 29 Jul 2014
by John Eertwegh
I have been attending the air races now for about 20 years as a vendor. I was about 100 yards from the impact of the crash of the Ghost. I saw the plane go over the stands followed by a shower of parts. When RARA let us back in a few days later to remove our merchandise I found several pieces of box seat chairs and a chunk of the aircraft. I never knew it had such a history.
Tuesday 15 Jul 2014
by Caroll Daringer
Doc was a friend , also my flight dr. I road many times in the back seat of that p-51. Once flying out of Des Moines with a dentist, the engine twisted therop shaft. engine quit, 3000 ft, Dentist jumped Doc road her down. It was just after dark. not hurt
Sunday 22 Jun 2014
by David Daly
Hi to all regarding case 362 i do not know the serial no of this bird but i am pretty sure it was recieving a new engine and the place was the Reno airraces in 1988 as i have a photo of the front of the mustang
Wednesday 18 Jun 2014
by Alejandro Irausquin
The plane is not at the a/c in Museum Maracay, Venezuela. It was sold to a private collector. As part of the payment, a fiberglass reproduction of the P-51D was delivered to the museum, and it is the plane currently exhibited, hanging from a ceiling.
Tuesday 17 Jun 2014
by Perry Trest
Thank you for sharing the photo Marc. This photo appears to be prior to the final paint scheme, a work in progress I assume. The P-40N was also an impressive flying machine. I have photos of both aircraft in flight. Please forward any photos that you have to email@example.com and I will return the favor. I own a video post production company in Nashville and would love to have a copy of the motion picture footage. My mother (john's oldest sister) would love to see this as well. I would be more than happy to pay for a transfer to DVD or QuickTime file.
Tuesday 17 Jun 2014
by Bill Lamb
This does appear to have the canopy brace in it.Any pictures of 44-74497 I can come up with from that era it does not have a canopy brace,or a color scheme that would have traces of green on it. Plus,I traced down the owner of the Cub in the background,he is 106 years old now,but he remembers looking in the cockpit and seeing 45-11546 on the data plate
My great grandpa,Richard Ozinga flew that plane during world war 2 and named it after my great grandma Mariyn Ozinga!!!
Sunday 08 Jun 2014
by k collins
To Shanon and Darlene; You should know that Stan was looked up to by the other pilots in Olympia, with respect, as a mentor. As far as I know, the name of the woman who was flying with him that day was never released publicly. To my surprise, there has been some question as to who was on the controls at the time of the crash. I can tell you as one who has flown in a P-51 Mustang, the takeoff roll would not be the place to have an unrated passenger flying the aircraft. There was some speculation that the engine failed on takeoff, and in a Mustang, that may have been enough to overwhelm even an experienced pilot.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
by Don Levine
Dr. Jack N Levine was my father and husband to my Mother, Adrianne Levine. My fondest memories of Dads 51 would obviously be flying with him in that tiny backseat but even more would have to be the summers with Mom, Kari and David at the Detroit Airshows as a young kid...Dad would fire up "toodie two" and instantly hundreds of patrons stopped and were captivated by the thundering rumble of that merlin rolls royce engine, peoples hats n blankets ripped away,red picket fencing blown away and then he'd taxi down the runway and that awesome n powerful tankbuster would take off and join the rest of the 'warbirds of america' planes in the skies above and simply leave you in awe! Missing my old man...Love You Dad, Don
Tuesday 13 May 2014
by Noli Samaras
Jerry P51 also called Cottonmouth I remember well. If you are following your links Jerry sent me an email.