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With a new musical score by James Horner, the Horsemen P-51 team rides anew
As I lower myself into the rear cockpit, I pinch myself. No, I’m not dreaming. I really am in a WWII P-51D Mustang, about to ride with the Horsemen, the world’s only P-51 aerobatic team, known for their hyperprecise formation aerobatics.
At the 9th annual symposium for International Society for Aviation Photography (ISAP), nearly 200 aviation photographers visited Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, to capture a day of Red Flag training.
Come along for a ride across the Atlantic with Cyrus Sigari, Plane and Pilot’s Turbine Editor, as he, along with the new owner and his Citation Mustang fly 4,400 nm from Wichita, Kansas, to the southern tip of England.
As the fighter taxis by, the sound of 12 hot-water Merlins crescendos, crackles and pops as the early-morning sunlight glistens off the silver paint highlighting the name Glamorous Glen III—the markings of Chuck Yeager’s Mustang from the 357th Fighter Group.
10 new planes that offer encouragement and new visions for aviation
We may well mark 2009 as a dramatic evocation of past and future, a time when the traditional veneration of past achievements and the bright and amazing promise of future technology both occupied center stage.
He calls himself the “Country Pilot,” and with his herd of taildraggers and 3,000-foot farm field, he cultivates the art, science and joy of simple stick and rudder flying. He’s even apt to begin sentences with, “I’m just a country pilot…,” when relating how he prefers good weather when flying his PA20 Pacer on the 1,000-mile journey to Sun ’n Fun, or why the Pitts S-2B he bought himself as a retirement present in 2002 has all the performance he’ll ever need for aerobatics.
What you’ll need to know as a first-timer to the out islands
For many pilots, it’s a rite of passage; for others, it’s their daily work. Some are fearful at the thought of so much water below, and their first flight over an ocean becomes an adrenaline-fueled leap of faith.