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Vlado Lenoch – North American P-51 Mustang

"Trains to Planes 2010"

Taking the Southwest Chief to the Depot Inn & Suites Kirksville, Missouri, Regional Air Festival

September 11 and 12, 2010

Report and Story by Carl Morrison (  Photos by Carl Morrison, Bob Williams, and Bob Cox.

P-51D Mustang "Moonbeam McSwine"

Vlado Lenoch's

N.A. P-51D Mustang

"Moonbeam McSwine"

Home Base: Burr Ridge, IL
Operation: Central and Eastern USA
Model: P-51D-25-NA
Wing Span: 37' 0"
Length: 32' 2"
Height: 13' 8"
Max Speed: 505 mph
Gross Weight: 10,500 lbs
Power Plant: Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1650-7
Horsepower: 1,490
Fuel Capacity: 184 gallons
Armament: 6 x .50 caliber machine guns

Bob Williams getting a unique angle.

Old School (WWII) reflecting on New School (Desert Storm)

Craig suiting up for a ride.

Photo Credit:  Bob Williams

Photo Credit:  Bob Williams
Off they go into the wild blue yonder.

Photo Credit:  Bob Williams

The P-51 and the A-10 flew together as a Heritage Act.

They had flown from the previous day's show in formation like this as well.  The announcer said that they did this Heritage act once and the crowd liked it so much, they continue to have it each show.  Amazing to me how a A-10 jet can fly slow enough without overtaking the P-51.

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