Jul 2016 Wednesday AirVenture 2016
It’s all good at OSH today, Wednesday, early enough in the week I’m still winding up! Two high-impact, incredible aircraft of note this week are the Mars Martin water bomber and the Spartan Executive. There are EIGHT Spartans parked in a beautiful, single line in Vintage.
Eight is the most Spartan Executives together in one place, including the factory where they were made.
This is the 80th anniversary of the type – only 34 were ever produced.
But enough about planes, let’s talk about lady taildragger pilots! Today was the big lady pilots photo shoot hosted by Women In Aviation. 2000 ladies wearing green Women AirVenture tshirts covered the Plaza, a spectacular sight.
This North American P-51 Mustang is owned by Cowden Ward; Flying to Honor – Flying to Remember. They are providing our WWII veterans a rare opportunity to fly.
Pecos Bill, a P-51 Mustang D model, was built in 1944.Â Never saw combat but served in the Air Force reserves before being sent to Canada. In 2012, Pecos Bill was bought by and is piloted by Cowden Ward as this amazing warbird became part of Freedom Flyers. “Pecos Bill” is now flown at airshows and aviation events around the country providing World War II veterans a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in this legendary aircraft.
We welcome all WWII veterans to take advantage of this unique complimentary opportunity. Our way of saying “Thank You for Your Service”.