ASA Galloping on Wings With the P-51 Mustang (Softcover)
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This new action-packed book, looks into the amazing and precariousworld of air racing. Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang
is the diary of an air race pilot and his legendaryP-51 Mustang “Miss
America.” In this dramatic autobiography, Howie Keefe, USNR
(retired)takes us behind the scenes with a thrill-a-minute account and
inspiring chronicle of his manyfascinating adventures garnered over a
lifetime of experience. Ride along at over 400 mph as hedescribes
remarkable events from his early days of training to setting records and
winning trophyafter trophy in numerous Unlimited Class Air Races at
Reno, Cape May, Miami and more.
Howie Keefe started his flying career
in 1941 flying a Piper J-3 Cub on skis while in the CivilianPilot
Training (CPT) program. After the Navy gave him a pair of gold wings,
and retiring frommilitary service in 1950, Howie found a surplus North
American P-51, and highly modified it —then flew it to victory at the
air races under the name “Miss America.” The airplane became anicon
within racing circles and is still racing today. Galloping on Wings with the P-51 Mustang isthe story of this distinguished aircraft and the man who flew her through both trying times andvictory.
World War II historians feel the Army Air Corps’ North American P-51
Mustang was thevehicle that truly ended the war in 1945. The designers
of this famed aircraft manufactured afast, maneuverable single-engine
fighter that to this day is still considered one of the mostbeautiful
examples of the culmination of aviation art and science in the world.
The legendaryP-51 has acquired an almost mythical quality and remains
one of the most recognizable andrevered aircraft of all time.
Soft cover, indexed, 7-1/4″ x 9″, 368 pages.
|Dimensions||10 × 8 × 2 in|