P-51 Who? is back!
I believe this mustang was owned by a fellow named Bill Hubbs of Pacos Texas in the mid 70s. He took it to Reno a couple of times. Not sure what or where it ended up?
Must be 44-73856 before being owned by John Gale as N711UP: then Tom Friedkin in various N numbers; now N7TF
This Mustang was owned by Jim Fugate during the time this photo was taken during the 1968 Reno Air Races. It was modified with fiberglass wingtips which extended the wingspan approximately two to three feet.
I found this on http://www.warbirdregistry.org/p51registry/p51-4473856.html but it says it raced as 83 not 77 probably not it but interesting info
(Serial #: 44-73856 Construction #: 122-40396
Civilian Registration: N5077K N711UP N7TF
Model: P-51D Name: Susie Status: Airworthy Last Info: 2002
Jim Jeffers, Stateline, NV, 1963.
- Registered as N5077K.
- Flew as race #83.
Contractors Equipment Co, Salem, OR, 1963-1964.
Fowler Aeronautical Services, Burbank, CA, 1966.
Air Carriers Inc, Aurora, OR, 1969.
Gale Aero Corp, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 1969-1970.
- Registered as N711UP.
- Flew as race #0.
Tom Friedkin/Cinema Air Inc/Chino Warbirds Inc, Houston, TX/Carlsbad, CA, 1976-2002.
- Registered as N7TF.
- Flown as 473856/F/Susie )