" Charlotte's Chariot II "
History / Previous Identities:
1957: McClellan AFB, surplus
1957: N5448V (Wayne Clevenger) bought from surplus, $1063!
1958: Jan - N5448V (Earl Dodge)
1958: May - (Jack Barrett)
1960: April - (Earl Dodge)
1968: July - (Larry Mattson)
1968: Nov - (Mike Coutches)
1984: May - aircraft stolen from Tonapah NV, recovered 4 months later in Merced Ca.
1993: Mar - (Robert Coutches)
1994: May - (Chris Gruys) Complete rebuild by Dan Martin in Hollister, CA
1999: Suffered front end damage during landing roll-out, fixed by Dan Martin
2003: Prop seal failed during ferry flight by Dan Martin. Martin was able to get back and land safely without a controllable prop. Oil was everywhere! (We do mean everywhere). Nice flying Dan.
2009: sold to Dan Fordice, Delivered in December
2010: N251CS, repainted to "Charlotte’s Chariot II" of the 354th FG 353rd FS which was flown by Cary Salter. Cary is still alive and is still married to Charlotte after 65 years.
Images of 44-74977 N251CS " Charlotte's Chariot II "
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Curtis Fowles - MustangsMustangs
Dick Phillips - Warbird Images
via Dan Martin
Sid Roberts via Chris Luvara - Stick and Rudder Photo
via Dan Fordice
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