January 10, 2014 – Few would disagree that the P-51 Mustang is the most iconic fighter in the world. The Mustangs lines are classic, the sound of her Merlin engine music to the ears and her contributions to WWII legendary. Introduced in 1940 to provide air protection during bombing missions, the Mustang was a formidable foe to the enemy while being a dream to fly for the Allied pilots.
Stallion 51 keeps the dream of flying a P-51 alive for those who have the opportunity share the cockpit and take the controls of one of their dual cockpit-dual control Mustangs. Stallion 51 is partnering with, Mercy Flight Southeast to raffle off a chance to fly in this important piece of aviation history while helping Mercy Flight Southeast’s worthy mission.
Mercy Flight Southeast’s network of 650 volunteer pilots provides free air transportation to life-saving medical appointments for people who otherwise not get there. While pilots donate their airplanes, fuel and flight hours to complete more than 3,000 flights each year, the non-profit organization is reliant on donations and fundraising to pay for support services and to keep passengers and pilots in the air.
The Raffle prize includes a half-day P-51 orientation experience at Stallion 51’s headquarters at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Kissimmee, Florida:
• Pre-flight briefing that tailors each flight to the individual's experience, expertise and expectations; preflight walk around and cockpit orientation;
• Hands-on flight that encourages the individual to do 95% of the flying;
• Post-flight briefing reviewing the multi-camera video that captures all of the action during the flight;
• Photo with pilot and aircraft.
Raffle tickets are $20 each and the prize includes round trip airfare up to $500 to Orlando. The winner will be announced on April 5, 2014 during the annual Sun N Fun International Fly-in and Expo held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL), April 1 – 6, 2014.
Raffle tickets can be purchased online at http://www.mercyflightse.org/events/or by calling (352) 326-0761. Entrants need not be present at the drawing to win.
About Stallion 51
Stallion 51 Corporation is a comprehensive aviation organization offering a wide range of services in historic aircraft including orientation flights in the legendary dual cockpit, dual control P-51 Mustang, historic T-6 Texan and L-39 TurboJet. Stallion 51 offers check-out, transition and re-currency training, FAA Medical certification, aircraft sales and management. For over 25 years, Stallion 51 has been a world leader in WWII aviation; focusing on safety and quality flight training. www.stallion51.com (407)846-4400.
Mercy Flight Southeast
Mercy Flight Southeast is a non-profit volunteer pilot organization that provides free air transportation throughout Florida by private aircraft to distant medical facilities when commercial air service is not available, impractical or simply not affordable. Mercy Flight Southeast is a member of Air Charity Network, an association of charitable aviation organizations comprised of more than 7,500 pilots and who represent over 90% of all charitable non-emergency flights flown in the nation. Mercy Flight Southeast has won the seal of approval from Independent Charities of America recognizing Mercy Flight Southeast as a good steward of the funds it generates from the public.