In 2007, 77 North American P-51s and 49 World War II pilots converged on Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, for the final Gathering of Mustangs & Legends (the first was held in 1999). We previewed some of the aircraft in our September 2007 issue.
The Gathering Foundation has spent the years since producing a handsome book that documents the rodeo with hundreds of photos, a history of each Mustang that attended, and presentations on the military demonstration teams and airshow pilots who performed during the four-day extravaganza. The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends: The Final Roundup will be available in early December for $70, but the Foundation is offering a 20 percent discount for orders placed by November 25.
Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission: the archiving and exchange of information on vintage military aircraft and their pilots and crews.