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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Friday, July 10, 2020

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019: Warbird Fighters - P-51 Mustang

The Aero Experience continues our coverage of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, sponsored by Elite Aviation, with this concluding look at warbirds featuring the iconic North American P-51 and F-51 Mustang series. The Mustang was designed in just over 100 days to replace the P-40 series for British service in 1940. The Mustang's performance was such an improvement over the fighters of the day that the USAAC ordered production for what would become the long-range escort fighter that made strategic bombing of Germany possible. The rest, they say, is history.

In this expanded photo essay, we feature a variety of Mustangs on display and flying throughout the week. Included is the arrival of the beautiful P-51C, Lope's Hope, and the formation flight with a Supermarine Spitfire during the Saturday airshow. 

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