Mustangs & Legends Gather in Ohio
While the suit-and-tie segment of general aviation is busy wheeling and dealing this week in Atlanta — see AVweb's extensive NBAA coverage for all those details — another big event is preparing to launch in Columbus, Ohio, as warbird pilots and admirers from around the world gather to celebrate history and honor those who made it. The unique Gathering of Mustangs & Legends starts Friday with open rehearsal flights by 100 P-51 Mustangs. Over the weekend, the organizers promise nonstop action, from the opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. until gates close at 6 each day. In addition to meeting an incredible number of Mustangs, the pilots and crew who flew and maintained them, and the USAF Demo Teams and performers, visitors can explore historical exhibits from the Tuskegee Airmen, Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), Rickenbacker International Airport and the U.S. Air Force.
|Photo by Leslie Hicks|
Forecasters predict perfect weather for the weekend, with sunny skies and cool breezes, so a big crowd is expected. Premium seats are sold out, but general admission tickets can still be bought online or at the gate.