Red Tail Project Achieves Restoration Milestone

    May 07, 2009 - In the main assembly hangar at Tri State Aviation, the brilliantly restored fuselage of the Red Tail Project P-51C Mustang "Tuskegee Airmen" was mated to the new wing assembly. Under the watchful eye of Tuskegee Airman Joe Gomer, the team of restorers carefully nestled the wheeled wing assembly under the body of the aircraft and bolted the fuselage into place.

    The newly rebuilt aircraft took shape on the windswept plains of Wahpeton, North Dakota at TriState Aviation. Dedicated teams led by Mark Tisler contributed thousands of hours of effort and energy to see the restoration project to this important step. Soon these efforts will materialize into the return to service of America's Flying Tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen.

    With clear dedication, able hands and nimble fingers, volunteers from the Commemorative Air Force joined the professionals at Tri State to rebuild the Red Tail Mustang which was nearly destroyed five years ago.

    Soon this aircraft will return to the skies to bring the lessons and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen to audiences around the country.

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    For further information contact;
    Tim Barzen
    Media Relations
    The  Red Tail Project
    952 931 3111

    Photo courtesy of Max Haynes



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