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Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Sun 'N Fun To Host Massive Gathering Of P-51 Mustangs

Expected To Be The Largest Assembly Of P-51s In A Decade Or More

It is being billed as possibly the largest gathering of P-51 Mustangs in a decade or more ... on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 Stallion 51’s invited guests will arrive impressive formation for what is promising to be the largest assembly of P-51 Mustangs in over a decade at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, FL.

Located at the Kissimmee-Gateway airport just outside Orlando, FL, Stallion 51 is a provider of transition training in the famous WWII-era fighter, the North American P-51 Mustang. The staff teaches owners and pilots of these historic war machines to operate them safely and efficiently in the modern age.

Since Stallion 51 came into being they have attended the annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, bringing their stable of Mustangs to the Warbird Flight line with Mr. Mustang himself, Lee Lauderback flying his signature Solo Mustang Demo routine in the air show. This year, Stallion 51 is celebrating their 30th Anniversary, and they have invited their many Mustang friends to Sun 'n Fun to help celebrate and commemorate the occasion.

“It’s been over a decade since the world has seen this many P-51 Mustangs in one place at one time,” said Greg Gibson, Air Operations Director for Sun 'n Fun. “We have the honor of not only hosting them, but helping our friends at Stallion 51 celebrate their 30th anniversary.”

Not since the famous Gathering of Mustangs and Legends in 2007 in Dayton, Ohio has there been such a showing of the famous Warbird, and with over 7 acres of pristine apron space at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport appropriately named “The Warbird Ramp”, the week-long Sun 'n Fun Fly-In is the perfect venue for bringing this elite group together. Over 30 are expected, and the excitement over the arrival is building.

Gibson’s enthusiasm for the occasion is readily evident. “It’s a historic event, celebrating one of the most significant aircraft in history. To see them all together is overwhelming, but we have a real treat on Thursday for our Sun 'n Fun guests: all of them will fly in the airshow at once!”

The flight demonstration will take place on Thursday, April 6th during the daily airshow, which begins around 1400 local time. This will coincide with the first appearance of the US Navy Blue Angels, scheduled to fly later that same day.

(Image provided with Stallion 51 news release)

FMI: www.flysnf.org, www.stallion51.com

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