Saturday, January 19, 2008
Nothing gets an airplane geek excited like a Mustang. Created in World War II by North American the airplane set the standard for fighter airplanes.
Some 60 years later the airplane can still be seen at airshows and other aviation events. Saturday’s fly in at Tracy Airport found the P-51 D Mustang “Ridge Runner” Based out of Hollister California making a visit to the Tracy tarmac.
As soon as you hear the growl of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine everyone just stops and stares. Like a moth to the flame we all gravitate toward the plane.
It’s always great to see one of these legends flying and up close. Nothing makes an assignment better than to see a Mustang out in the wild.