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P-51 MUSTANG/45-11553

P-51 Mustang 45-11553 WRG#: 0022381

Serial #: 45-11553
Construction #: 124-48306
Civil Registration:
  N5414V
  N713DW
  N22DC
  N51T
  N51TZ
  N5415V
  N51GP
  N51VF
  Model(s):
  P-51D-30NT Mustang
Name: Shangri-La
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2014

History:
Delivered to U.S. Army Air Force as 45-11553, 19??.
- Sold Surplus from McClellan AFB on September 20, 1857.
-- Sold for $879.97.
Unknown Owner, 1957.
- Registered as N5414V.
Richard D. Weaver, Van Nuys, CA, 1963-1969.
- Registered as N713DW.
- Flown as race #6, later #15.
Thomas A. Neal, Pasadena, CA, 1970
Anthony J. Alessandris, Reno, NV, 1972.
- Registered as N22DC.
- Reregistered as N51T, 1977
- Reregistered as N51TZ, June 1977
- Reregistered as N5415V, November 1977.
Richard Smith, Bradbury, CA, 1977-1988.
- Rebuilt using components from 45-11571/N5415V.
RWR Development, Las Vegas, NV, 1989.
- Damaged in ground collision with Cessna, Van Nuys, CA, December 3, 1989.
Erin Rheinschild/Unlimited Air Racing, Van Nuys, CA, 1990-1992.
- Flown as USAF/511553/FF-553/Miss Fit.
Jeff Clyman/Avirex/NA-50Inc, New York, NY, June 1993-1995.
- Registered as N38JC.
- Restored, Rialto, CA.
- First flight July 1993.
- Flown as USAF/511553/WZ*I/Jackie C.
Mustang Air Inc, Wilmington, DE, May 16, 1996.
Charles Osborne/ Blue Sky Aviation, Streetman, TX, February 1997-1998.
- Registered as N51GP.
Charles A. Osborn/Blue Sky Aviation/Vintage Fighters Inc, Sellersburg, IN, March 1998-2008.
- Registered as N51VF.
- Flew as 472934/VF-T/Shangril-La.
TH-51LLC, Springfield, IL, July 30, 2008-2012.
Fiftyone Flight LLC, Montgomery, TX, May 2014.
- Registered as N51VF.

P-51 Mustang 45-11553

P-51 Mustang 45-11553

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
MustangsMustangs.com, 2002.
Federal Aviation Administration, 2014.
Photo Source(s):
Steve Tournay, 1995.
Bob Kennedy, 1984.
Mike Holdridge
Research Assistance:

None

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