Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Return of the Red Tail

The red-tailed P-51 Mustang, which crashed in Red Wing, killing pilot Don Hinz years ago, returned to South St. Paul's Fleming Field today after years of restoration by the Red Tail Project. It's a traveling piece of history to educate people about the Tuskegee Airmen.

I didn't make it out to the ceremony this afternoon, but I happened to be standing by the runway Wednesday evening when it went out for its evening constitution with its hangar mate.



I love having my RV project at this field, and being able to run out to the side of the runway at a non-towered field for a big dose of aviation inspiration.

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