Restore LOU IV P-51 Mustang

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by restorelouiv, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. restorelouiv

    restorelouiv New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    In 2007 a P51 D Mustang called Lou IV was damaged in a landing accident a Camarilla, California. Become a fan to help us restore this majestic fighter!

    Flying the P-51 D has been a lifelong dream for Terry Dieno, President of Fast Toys For Boys. Terry's love for aviation heated up when he acquired his pilot's license in 1973. This was the beginning of a lengthy career in commercial crop spraying, pipeline patrol, and aerobatics became a passion in the Yak and Pitts Special. LOU IV is one of the most photographed fighters of WWII because Major Thomas offered to fly for the picture taking press from a base in Italy.

    The rebuilding of Lou IV is a task of huge magnitude and progressing slowly. The wings are now totally rebuilt, the new fuselage is a work in progress, and the tail cone and many smaller components are nearing completion.

    You can easy follow the rebuild on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/restorelouiv or check out our website Home - Lou IV P-51 Mustang Restoration

    Happy flying from the Restore LOU IV Team!
     
  2. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    3,292
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Let me be the first to welcome you guys aboard. Have been following on FB.:D
     
  3. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    I remember when it was flying, and I also remember when it crashed in Camarillo, killing John McKittrick. It was a sad day. Good to see that it's being restored. Here it was at Camarillo in 2006

    DSC_8447.jpg
     
  4. restorelouiv

    restorelouiv New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    :D
    Thanks Gary it's nice to be welcomed and look forward to being apart of the community!:)
     
  5. restorelouiv

    restorelouiv New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Thank you for the picture!
     
  6. restorelouiv

    restorelouiv New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    534840_307105879364829_910833441_n.jpg
     
  7. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
  8. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,695
    Likes Received:
    1,418
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Welcome, and good to know the restoration is going ahead. A bit early to ask, but will it be restored in the actual WW2 colours, instead of the blue?
     
Loading...

Share This Page