P-51 Mustang is one of the most recognized of American fighters from
WWII. The P-51 carried the fight all the way into the heart of Germany
and back to help protect the heavy bombers on missions deep into the
is David Price's P-51D
"Cotton Mouth". This airplane is quite well travelled. It was
assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in the 1950s and the El
Salvadoran Air Force in the late 1960s before ending up back in the US
on the racing circuit.
I was taken aloft in a
North American SNJ-5, flown by Terry Cedar, who kept the orbital
pattern smooth as silk. This made getting great pictures of this
classic airplane easy. The P-51 was flown by Steve Barber, wing leader
of the CAF Southern California Wing. Steve's son is also a pilot and
they have not had any pictures together of them flying, until now.
Steve Jr. is in the back seat of the Mustang. The smile on his face
back on the ground said it all.
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