Friday 14 Sep 2018
by John Chapman
Notice the Canadian DC-4 "North Star" in the background? It was part of Air Caicos, all white with a lightning bolt down the side in either black or dark blue (I don't remember which) and was aptly name "Moby 1". Was really cool to hear 4 Merlins singing at one time.
Wednesday 12 Sep 2018
by Byrom Stacaey
Back in the early 80's I was an ex-sailor just out of Spartan School of Aeronautics working at an FBO in Nashville. John approached me one day looking for parts for another one of his projects that he knew I had. I gave it to him and he asked how much. I didn't have a clue and he knew that too so he offered me a ride in Miss Coronado! Four years later (he was a busy man after all) he showed up on the ramp and off we went. He gave me an hour long ride that seemed to last about 10 minutes. My only regret is I didn't have a camera. Still see John from time to time. That was certainly a memorable day!
Tuesday 04 Sep 2018
by Paul Hungerford
Thank you, I often wondered what happened to that airplane. I was involved in the restoration efforts for several years at Van Nuys airport with Angelo's and his brother Pete' P-51's.
Friday 17 Aug 2018
by Jerry Booz
I stumbled on this site while looking for the spelling of Chris Hagert's last name. My son is in Copenhagen and went to the home I lived in while working there for HM. The house in question belonged to Chris who died in the P-51 accident. He had been transferred to Belgium and I rented his house when transferred to Scandinavia.
I had visited the site with Eric Alexander, another HM exec a few months after the crash. There wasn't much left of the plane as I recall, just some scattered pieces of metal, and no signs of any fire on the grounds.
Ben, hope you catch this message.
Friday 17 Aug 2018
by David daly
Hi Guys the true ID of the grey 51 is unknown the 51 with the sharkteeth is my photo which i obtained from the FAV museum the id is 44-72059 and i also have photo,s of it being rebuilt in the US via Dick Phillips it was replaced by a fiberglass one for the museum gent man END of Story
Friday 17 Aug 2018
by Clinton Smith
Really super cool website you have here. Ben Gay III asked me to reach out to you. He wanted to see if we can setup a time to chat?
Wednesday 01 Aug 2018
by T J Johansen
Having looked at this photo again, and with the added knowledge of just having seen a different photo of this line- up I can add that the 3rd P-51D is N469P which crashed in Atlanta, GA on April 8, 1973. The fifth Mustang is not Bill Ross N2112 but rather N2251D after being rebuilt following the oxygen- bottle explosion at Oshkosh 70.
Monday 30 Jul 2018
by Alejandro Irausquin
Case not closed. The plane IS NOT at the Venezuelan Aeronautical Museum. It was sold to a particular colector.
Wednesday 11 Jul 2018
by Ray Brooks
I recently bought some old Air Classics magazines. In the April 1977 edition there is a pic of this Mustang. It is in the paint scheme of the picture at the top of this page but in badly weathered condition. The plane was at Blackfoot, Idaho and the caption of the pic said that the owner also had a Wildcat in poor condition. The FM2s number is N5891? . The last numeral is hidden. It could be a 3,6,8,9,0. I will do some research today.
Saturday 07 Jul 2018
by Jeff Blackman
Surely you remember the days when Bruce and Jeff would rent a Cessna full of gas so to land on the top of Santa Catalina to pay tie-down fees. We then walked over to eat a Hamburger, Fries and a Coke only so to get back in the plane in just enough time to make it back with-in three hours engine running time for around $55. So how are the so called Golden Years doing you? I work for a Home Remodeling company since 2010 and I am married to Cyndi Blackman since 1989. Are your two sisters still living? Love to hear from you. Drop a line or two to your long time friend, Jeff. I'd like to hear from you.