Friday, July 04, 2014

World War II Mustang takes flight: Greater Binghamton Airport (KBGM), New York

Town of Maine, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Greater Binghamton Air Show over July Fourth weekend will feature a taste of history, with planes dating back to World War II. 

A P-51 fighter plane made its way to the Greater Binghamton Airport from Virginia. The plane is flown by owner of Pamela Marie LLC Aviation and pilot Andrew McKenna, who bought the plane a year ago.

McKenna told Action News after setting his sights on the plane, he purchased it from a group called Allied Fighters in California.

He said he was fortunate enough to pick up the plane and make it his own.

"This is a North American P-51 Mustang," said McKenna. "It was best known as being an iconic fighter during World War II, and especially known for escorting long range bombers. It is a fantastic airplane."

The plane will be on display July Fourth weekend at the show. McKenna will also perform a full aerobatic routine with the aircraft, hundreds of feet in the air.

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