Originally 45-11559, this Mustang was taken on strength post Word War II. Sold surplus in 1957, the fighter was rebuilt by Cavalier Aircraft Corporation and served with the Slavador Air Force. It returned to the USA in 1974 and has been flying as a warbird ever since.
Built in May-1945 as USAF 44-74425. In Nov-1950 it was taken on charge by the Canadian AF as 9591. It was struck off charge in Apr-1958. But in Feb-1957 it had already become N6522D. In Jun-1971 it was allocated N51HB but this was not taken up. In 1973 it became N11T and in Apr-2005 it was registered PH-PSI.
The aircraft carries fictitious marks '46-3221'. Whilst this aircraft is now a regular on the European Airshow circuit, this was a rarity at the time, with the aircraft based in Geneva. It later became N6340T and subsequently G-BTCD.
Dago Red, a heavily modified Mustang and five times winner of the Reno Gold Air Race is returning to its stand. Pilot Skip Holm, a former F-117 test pilot, is waving to the crowd. Dago Red is also the current World Speed Record Holder at Air Races (15km Course) - 517.323 MPH!