Palm Springs Air Museum has announced its P-51 Red Tail Mustang “Bunny” reached the silver level at the National Championship Air Races Reno, the company said.
Six of the seven aircraft were P-51 Mustangs. All aircraft were evenly matched, so pilot skill was essential.
200,000 attendees were treated to the Air Museum´s very rare flying P-63 Kingcobra “Pretty Polly”, the first time in 40 years a Kingcobra has raced at Reno. “Pretty Polly” followed in Bunny´s footsteps and reached Silver at this 2018 Reno Air Races. After seeing these aircraft in flight, attendees visited them in the pits and talked with four of the original Tuskegee Airmen pilots.
The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to Preserve, Educate and Honor our military aviation history. Over 59 flyable and static airplanes and interactive exhibits are housed in almost 100,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars. Flight simulators, children´s center, and a 9,500-volume library help make history come alive.