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44-63350 N51TK "Lou IV"
Terry Dieno, Saskatchewan CN
P-51 Survivor 44-63350 N51TK
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51D-20NA
Serial #: 44-63350
Registry: N51TK
.. past:   N2870D
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History: 44-63350 N51TK "Lou IV"

WWII Vet: 15th AF
Kentucky NG
sold surplus
(thanks to M.Foutch for the above info)

1963: N2870D, Clearance Head, Eglin IL
1966: Mark Foutch, Champaign IL
1969: Sep 01, ground collision, hit by 44-73877, air races at Euless TX - waiting clearance for take-off
1984: N51TK, Tom Kelley / John Dilley / Fort Wayne Air Services - restoration
1989: Apr 11, crashed on takeoff - overrun, Fort Wayne IN
1989: N151RR (ntu), International Aircraft Ltd., Hockessin DE
1993: N51TK, Charles Greenhill, Mettawa IL
1994: Dec 29, crashed-forced landing, Round Lake IL
1996: rebuilt - "LouIV"
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2006: N51TK, John McKittrick - The aircraft will be based in So. California.
2007: July 15 - After receiving many hours of dual instruction from Matt Jackson, McKittrick was ready for his P-51 solo at Camarillo, Ca. During the landing, a bounce and/or balloon were encountered, then a go-around was performed. The aircraft torque rolled and crashed inverted off the left side of the runway. John McKittrick did not survive. He was very passionate about warbirds and was an experienced pilot. Condolences to his family and friends.
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2008: sale
2010: N51TK, Terry Dieno / Fast Toys for Boys - restoration
2010: wings, flaps and ailerons rebuilt at Odegaard Wings
2011: restoration in progress
2018: Oct 23, N51TK, first-flight, Congrats to Terry Dieno and his crew!!
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