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BigKahuna_GS
06-02-2007, 10:37 AM
Hey you East Coast Boys have a once in a lifetime opportunity to see this event. The goal is to get 100 flyable Mustange in the air (Check this out Bearcat!):


The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends
"A Once in a Lifetime Aviation Celebration"

September 27 - 30, 2007
Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)
Columbus, OH

Over <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">100 Mustangs are expected to attend along with 51 Legends </span> who will be an array of Aces, crew chiefs, WASP's and others who were part of the P-51 family. They will reunite at the historic Rickenbacker Int'l Airport (LCK) in September 2007, which will be celebrating its birthday of 65 years in rich aviation history.

Marking the Mustangs 65th year in combat history, there are only approximately one percent of the original 15,868 Mustangs flying today; the majority of those planes will be at the Gathering in September 2007. As rare as the P-51 has become, the great veterans of WWII are even rarer. This is what the event is all about - these men and women - to reunite them together again: to Honor, to Thank, to Hear their stories one more time.

In addition to celebrating the history of the P-51 Mustang and Legends, <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">we will also feature a World-Class Air Show celebrating Air Force Heritage past and present</span>. <span class="ev_code_YELLOW">WWII fighters that flew with and against each other such as the P-40, P-63, P-47, P-38, ME-109, FW-190, and Spitfire</span> are expected to be in attendance along with some of the country's top Air Show Performers at this incredible aviation celebration!


http://www.gml2007.com/l_attending.asp

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Frank Borman, Chuck Yeager, Bob Hoover

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The RedTails

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Yeager, Anderson, Hoover, Goebel, Borman, Peterson and more. Unfortunately some of these gentleman have passed away since this photo was taken.

A group of guys from work have put together the "Trifecta Trip" for us. We leave California -attend a Chicago Bears Football game, followed by a Cubs Basball game, followed by the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame at South Bend --all one day after another. A couple of us are thinking of staying over and attending this air show. It would be a shame to be out that way and miss this.

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BrotherVoodoo
06-02-2007, 12:16 PM
I'm in Salt Lake but am going to try my hardest to get there. I know for a fact Bearcat will be in attendance. Very nice photo's sir!

MrMojok
06-02-2007, 12:44 PM
I'll be there, too.