Bill and Ken’s Excellent Adventure

aviation, aviation history, Flying Is Fun


I’ve been trying very, very hard to keep this as quiet as I can but the anticipation is driving me crazy.  If everything goes right, I’ll be strapping into the back seat of this P-51C Mustang and flying from Tilsonburg Ontario to Dayton Ohio this Thursday morning.  The pilot is Bill Shepard who I first met a few years ago with the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association and have run into at a number of shows from Fun ‘N Sun to Oshkosh.

Bill is one of a handful of pilots who has the privilege to fly the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Mustang which pays honor to the Tuskegee Airmen.  Their inspiring story is told very well by the traveling Rise Above exhibit.  More information here.

You can bet I’ll be grabbing pictures and video of the flights and also the Vectren Dayton Air Show.