As I have said countless times before, you never know what might show up at these events. One of the planes here is the P-51D Mustang “Rebel.” Owned and piloted by Doug Mathews this beautiful Mustang was out at Oshkosh two years ago under viewing for Grand Champ. Yagen’s P-51 won that year but the mustang is still a beaut. Mathews is now more famous then he was after setting the altitude record in a prop plane at 42,000ft. Yesterday morning we were fortunate to have it out static on the tarmac. It wasn’t planned but it was a happy accident. With Home Pylon in the background, this plane is happy to be home here at Reno.</p.
Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film