The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends (September 2007)

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Paul Bowen (www.airtoair.net) photographed Rob Patterson flying Dan Friedkin’s Mustang, while being chased by 20-year-old Steve Hinton Jr. in another P-51 owned by Tom Friedkin.Photo By Paul Bowen
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The future is carried on the wings of the past. United States Air Force Academy Cadets at The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends.Photo By Paul Bowen
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A sea of people extends almost two miles down the wide ramp at Rickenbacker Field, in Columbus, Ohio, during The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends.Photo By Max Haynes
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Formation briefing complete, Jim Hagedorn in Old Crow leads a flight of five P-51s for one of the many photo shoot missions.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Three Mustangs in formation at The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends.Photo By Paul Bowen
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The P-51 Mustang continues to fascinate generation upon generation.Photo By Paul Bowen
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George Hardy signs an admirer's shirt.Photo By Max Haynes
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Three Mustangs in a long line of 80 that attended the event.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Lee Lauderbach's former boss, golf legend and pilot Arnold Palmer, shares a moment with Event Director Angela West and Lee.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Buck and Bill Pattillo, twins, flank their fan Willie Diaz. In 1953 the Pattillo brothers helped start and flew in the first aerial demo team for the USAF--the Thunderbirds.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Stephen Grey explains the logistics of bringing his airplane from the UK.Photo By Paul Bowen
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One of 80 bright and shiny P-51 Mustangs that attended the event.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Tuskegee Airman Leroy F. Gillead finds time to sign autographs.Photo By Paul Bowen
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The crowd gathers around QuickSilver. Owner Bill Yoak allowed attendees the rare opportunity to sit in its cockpit.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Tom Blair's crew gathers around Slender Tender & Tall.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Famed aviator Kermit Weeks, owner and pilot of INA the Macon Belle, poses with some Tuskegee Airmen and friends.Photo By Paul Bowen
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USAF airpower, past and present, come together at The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends. Shot from the tail of a C-130, the Thunderbirds form up on three Mustangs.Photo By Paul Bowen
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Twenty Mustangs fly over to complete the GML ceremonies.Photo By Paul Bowen