P-51 Lou IV

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  1. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    A couple years back I had asked about what happened to a P-51 I had sat in as a child, and had learned that it had sadly crashed. Well, a couple months ago a nurse mentioned to me that a Mustang had been purchased by an RV dealership owner in Saskatchewan, and was being restored there with the help of a friend of hers. After looking into it a bit more it turns out to be the exact plane I was asking about in the past! I looked up the aircraft's ownership history and sure enough it had been owned by a Chuck Greenhill, which is the man who allowed my brother and I to sit in it. After some contact with both the owner and one of the restorers, I have been alerted to a Facebook page with updates on the restoration and have found out my name will be on a plaque in the aft cockpit, which is very cool. Anyhow, here is the link to the Facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/restorelouiv
     
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    Outstanding Catch22. As the only non Facebook member left in the world, this will be my link to the restoration project.

    Geo
     
  3. Airframes

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    Great stuff Corey !
     
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    I remember that crash very well. John McKittrick was flying it. It torque-rolled on a go-around and cartwheeled across the grass at Camarillo. It was a sad loss of both the plane, and the pilot. Here are some shots of it at the last show it was in before the crash, Camarillo Airshow 2006.

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    Great stuff Cory.
     
  6. Catch22

    Catch22 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it really is a shame Eric, that's the problem with these birds. Built for performance, not safety so it can be tricky to handle them.

    Thanks everyone else as well.
     
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    Great stuff Cory, and you're not alone Geo. I don't belong to Facebook or similar either, and have no intention of doing so in future.

    Congratulations on the plaque Cory - how did that come about?
     
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    Thanks, and honestly Evan, I'm not really sure how it came about.

    Thought I had posted this but I guess not. Turns out a lot of it is being restored very close to Edmonton, so I'll be able to go see the restoration as well as apparently help out.
     
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