Columbus, OH To Be Invaded By Mustangs
Largest P-51 Formation Since Korean War To Fly Next Year
In September 2007, the largest group of P-51 Mustangs ever assembled together since the end of the Korean War is scheduled to arrive at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, OH.
“There will never again be as many P-51 Mustangs and their pilots together in one place” said Lee Lauderback of Stallion 51 Corporation, who spearheaded the last gathering in Kissimmee, FL in 1999.
He is again the lead wrangler for this, the Gathering of Mustangs – the Final Roundup. Famed airshow performer Bob Hoover, and multiple-ace Col. Bud Anderson appeared with Lauderback and promised they would attend and encourage their many comrades to make an appearance as Aces and Legends.
Hoover added that it would be inspirational for young people to see the old airplanes and the men who once flew them. In addition, since many of the pioneering Tuskegee Airmen were based here, there will be a number of events celebrating the famous “Red Tail Mustangs”.
Murdoc might have to mark his calendar on this one.