Legendary P-51 guru Lee Lauderback hit the remarkable milestone of 10,000 hours in the Mustang during Sun ‘n Fun and is being inducted into the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame. Lauderback hit the big number while performing his solo P-51 demo routine in Crazy Horse, his mint Mustang, at the opening day airshow on Tuesday. He is believed to be the highest time Mustang pilot in the world and the only one to hit 10,000 hours. Lauderback is the CEO of Stallion 51, a Kissimmee-based flight school and aircraft management company.
The company also gave away an orientation flight in the dual-control Mustang when Lauderback flies it back to Kissimmee after Saturday’s airshow. The flight was part of the auction at the Thursday night fundraising dinner benefiting the Aerospace Center of Excellence.