For people that have not seen this….and may be interested
A friend of mine sent me this link yesterday…..it deals with a vet that flew P-51s..
It is very moving and well done…..I think.
Turn up the speakers on your computer.
GRAY EAGLES FILM BY CHRIS WOODS | www.asb.tv
Jim's comments when he sent me this video.
This is an outstanding piece of work.During the video they will mention the name Bob Hoover as they show several old P-51 pilots. Hoover is the one in the straw hat. They show him several times in the film, without mentioning the name again. That stupid hat is a trademark of his.
I didn't realize he was still alive. Hoover has several hangers at Torrance airport along with a number of restored WWII aircraft. One of them is his P-51 Mustang. He raced it in the Reno and Vegas air races into his 70's at least. The FAA took his pilot's license from him due to his age a number of years ago, even tho he passed the medicals.
Hoover doesn't get much mention when standing next to his buddy Chuck Yeager, but they both flew together as test pilots when Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time. Hoover has a story all his own and several times almost didn't survive to tell it.
The WWII ace depicted in this film, and what he got to experience, is very moving.
Jim Mock is:
The Guru of the Bavarian M1 carbines.
Nothing to do with aviation but a guy that appreciates stuff that is well done as is reflected in his web site.