On September 28-30, 2007, over eighty P-51 Mustangs and hundreds of WWII aviation Legends including Fighter Aces, Tuskegee Airmen and WASPs and thousands of spectators came together for the "Gathering of Mustangs and Legends" at Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus Ohio.
Many other aircraft attended this special one-time only event as well. You have to see and hear these planes in flight to appreciate the sights and deep harmonious sounds produced by 20 Rolls Royce Merlins powered Mustangs pass by!
In this segment, 20 Mustangs take off and form up to create a Giant "51" in the Saturday afternoon sky above Rickenbacker Airport. We normally go to the Reno Air Races, but this year headed to Ohio and I was glad we did.
This footage was shot using a tripod from a twelve foot high photographers platform. Mounted atop my brand new Sony V1u HD camera was a very sensitive directional microphone. The sound quality is simply the best! Enjoy!