Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Unique P-51C Mustang Honoring The Tuskegee Airmen Coming To Port Clinton

South St. Paul, MN (August 2013)   On September 7-8, 2013, the CAF Red Tail Squadron's red-tailed Mustang, Tuskegee Airmen, will be offering a once-in-a-lifetime backseat ride in the rare P-51C fighter airplane at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport/Carl R. Eller Field in Port Clinton, Ohio. The address is 3255 E. State Road, Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.  

For 30 minutes, you’ll be transported back to the days of dogfights over Europe feeling and hearing the powerful Rolls Royce engine as you fly over the countryside.  Your pilot is certified for WWI I vintage aircraft and will inform you on the unique history of the airplane which features a bright red tail in honor of the famed Tuskegee airmen who flew red-tailed fighters as they protected U.S. bombers on missions over Germany.  

Purchase this wonderful experience for yourself or for that special aviation buff in your life.  

For more information, call Marvona Welsh at 812-240-2560.

The Squadron, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), completed two $1 million restorations of the Mustang, named Tuskegee Airmen. The second restoration was finished in 2009 and the airplane has been on the air show circuit ever since.

About the CAF: 
Collecting, restoring and flying vintage historical aircraft for more than half a century, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) ranks as one of the largest private air forces in the world. The CAF, based in Midland, Texas, is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 8,000 members and a fleet of 156 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 74 units located in 27 states for care and operation. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org or call (432) 563-1000. For more information about the CAF Red Tail Squadron, visit www.redtail.org.

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