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North American P-51 Mustang (N5428V) - Gunfighter departing Runway 18 at Tom Sharp Jr. Field, Huntsville Executive Airport, AL - May 25, 2018.
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North American P-51 Mustang (N5428V)

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Gunfighter departing Runway 18 at Tom Sharp Jr. Field, Huntsville Executive Airport, AL - May 25, 2018.

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Michael Rogers
Great Shot..
Mark Symanowicz
I was in the Air Force, stationed at Offutt AFB in the late '70's-early '80's with the 343d SRS/55th SRW. At that time, this plane was owned by our wing commander, Colonel (soon promoted to General) Regis F.A.Urschler.
He had Gunfighter out one day, taking an NCO for a flight. It seems that, during the landing, he added too much power too quickly and the torque flipped him on his back, a situation said not to be uncommon with this plane.
Though no one was seriously injured, the plane was severely pranged.
An intense effort was begun to get it rebuilt, as he was a quite popular commander. One of our pilots even began selling t-shirts to get it back in the air.
It did get rebuilt, and with typical humor, the general annotated it with kill flags to include 4 swastikas and one American star.
john cook
What is the Horse on the tail?
Looks like Ferrari, I know they handle one.
Jerome Hanson
Mark, this is indeed an awesome photo. Brings back some memories! I was at Offutt AFB about the same time you were, cross-training for the KC/RC, etc., assorted variants of the -135 air refueler / reconn. ACFT. I was flightline maintenance and was transferring from the 62nd AW, C-141s at McChord AFB, WA, to 6 CAMS, 55th SRW, Eielson AFB, AK. I remember Gunfighter getting damaged, but the story we got was it was preparing to go to the big airshow at Oshkosh, WI. May have been same situation. Great to see these warbirds still flying!
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
28-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Terre Haute Intl () 09:43AM CDT 12:06PM EDT 1:22
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 03:31PM CDT 04:13PM CDT 0:42
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 02:42PM CDT 03:00PM CDT 0:18
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 01:13PM CDT 01:35PM CDT 0:22
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 12:30PM CDT 12:46PM CDT 0:16
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 11:14AM CDT 11:33AM CDT 0:19
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 10:06AM CDT 10:31AM CDT 0:25
27-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 09:16AM CDT 09:35AM CDT 0:19
26-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 02:58PM CDT 03:20PM CDT 0:21
26-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 02:10PM CDT 02:30PM CDT 0:19
26-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 01:21PM CDT 01:44PM CDT 0:22
26-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 10:41AM CDT 11:19AM CDT 0:38
26-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 09:49AM CDT 10:11AM CDT 0:22
26-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 08:57AM CDT 09:16AM CDT 0:18
25-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 03:46PM CDT 04:06PM CDT 0:20
25-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 02:41PM CDT 02:59PM CDT 0:18
25-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 01:42PM CDT 02:04PM CDT 0:22
25-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 12:00PM CDT 12:41PM CDT 0:40
25-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 10:36AM CDT 11:15AM CDT 0:38
25-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 09:23AM CDT 09:58AM CDT 0:35
24-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 05:10PM CDT 05:30PM CDT 0:19
24-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 04:21PM CDT 04:41PM CDT 0:20
24-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 02:50PM CDT 03:26PM CDT 0:35
24-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 01:55PM CDT 02:14PM CDT 0:19
24-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 09:15AM CDT 09:33AM CDT 0:18
23-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 05:07PM CDT 05:27PM CDT 0:19
23-May-2024 P51Huntsville Executive ()Huntsville Executive () 03:26PM CDT 03:45PM CDT 0:18
23-May-2024 P51Leeward Air Ranch ()Huntsville Executive () 10:24AM EDT 11:23AM CDT 1:59
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