" Princess Elizabeth "
History / Previous Identities:
197?: Recovered parts from Israel by Pete Regina
rep. parts for IDFAF 13
Restoration as "Shangri-La", Pete Regina
06/11/81: Test flown by Dave Zeuschel
1982: First B/C model to race at Reno Air Races since '48
1986: The Believer, racer # 97, Joseph Kasparoff
1996: Princess Elizabeth, Stephen Grey, The Fighter Collection - England
1997 June: P-51 is crated and shipped to England.
1998 July: Disassembly and parts inspection begins.
1998 November: P-51 shipped back to US for further restoration work.
2002: shipped back to England for assembly
will probably be painted as before "Princess Elizabeth"
2005: first flight and seen in the summer skies of the UK
2006: December, Jim Beasley (owner of P-51s "Bald Eagle" and "Frenesi") has purchased this beautiful P-51C. It will be shipped to the U.S. in early 2007 and hopefully flying by March.
2007: Delays by the FAA and paperwork kept the P-51C grounded until late May 2007, but she is at her new home in Pennsylvania. Congrats to Jim Beasley for bringing her back home.
2008:Added the Friedkin Air Force of Texas
Images of 43-25147 N487FS " Princess Elizabeth "
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Curtis Fowles - MustangsMustangs
Ben Rogers - Duxford.org
unknown - let us know if this is your photo
Anthony Taylor - WarbirdFotos
Gareth Horne - website
Jenny Coffey - Airliners.net
Phillip Treweek - Kiwi Aircraft Images
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