North American P-51D Mustang “Ole Yeller”
@ Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA
Arguably one of the most famous Mustangs ever, for 20 years this P-51 was the official pace and safety plane for the Reno National Championship Air Races Unlimited Class piloted by the great Bob Hoover. Besides Reno, Ole Yeller made over 1,000 Air Show performances in the United States, Canada and Mexico. This aircraft still holds the Speed Record from Los Angeles, California to Daytona Beach, Florida – 5 hours 20 minutes – established on March 29, 1985. After retiring, Hoover sold Ole Yeller in 1997 and it is now based out of the Legacy Flight Museum in Rexburg, Idaho. Nikon D300, re-processed with Photomatix Pro.