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XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 06:29 AM
Lately I have gone to a few airshows and have seen P-51's being paraded around like show ponies. Then they would take to the air and do a few lazy turns, land, and resume their pretty pose.

But recently I went to an airshow in Atlantic City where Jim Beasley Jr. and Ed Shipley (The Horsemen), took to the skies flying the P-51 as a pair. But the great thing was that they let the Mustang run, pinning the throttle and wrenching it through some tight maneuvers. The plane took on a whole new appearance, no longer prancing around but sprinting through the sky, demanding to be ridden.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank those guys for renewing my respect for the P-51, and for showing some balls. Go out and see them if you get the chance.

I only got to see two of the four Horesmen, maybe next time.

http://www.tortlaw.com/images/4%20horsemen%20diamond.jpg


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"Ice Warriors", by Nicolas Trudgian.

XyZspineZyX
08-29-2003, 06:29 AM
Lately I have gone to a few airshows and have seen P-51's being paraded around like show ponies. Then they would take to the air and do a few lazy turns, land, and resume their pretty pose.

But recently I went to an airshow in Atlantic City where Jim Beasley Jr. and Ed Shipley (The Horsemen), took to the skies flying the P-51 as a pair. But the great thing was that they let the Mustang run, pinning the throttle and wrenching it through some tight maneuvers. The plane took on a whole new appearance, no longer prancing around but sprinting through the sky, demanding to be ridden.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank those guys for renewing my respect for the P-51, and for showing some balls. Go out and see them if you get the chance.

I only got to see two of the four Horesmen, maybe next time.

http://www.tortlaw.com/images/4%20horsemen%20diamond.jpg


<center>
http://www.brooksart.com/Icewarriors.jpg

"Ice Warriors", by Nicolas Trudgian.