Stallion 51 Celebrates P-51 Mustang Anniversary with a Gift
That Helps Mercy Flight Southeast
Historical Aircraft and Aviation organization is raffling off a chance to fly its “Crazy Horse.”
Leesburg Fla. (March 29, 2016) – Kissimmee, Florida-based Stallion 51 is celebrating the 29th anniversary since it acquired the quintessential WWII fighter, the P-51 Mustang. Originally built in 1944, the dual-cockpit/ dual controlled “Crazy Horse” made Stallion 51 and Kissimmee Gateway airport its home in April of 1987.
Stallion 51 will share its pride and joy as part of a chance to win a hands-on experience flying the iconic warbird, all to benefit Mercy Flight Southeast.
The Raffle prize includes a half-day P-51 orientation experience at Stallion 51’s headquarters. After a pre-flight briefing, the winner will enjoy a hands-on flight that encourages the individual to do 95% of the flying. The winner will complete his or her experience with a photo and video from the flight as well as plenty of memories to share. The prize includes round trip airfare up to $500 to Orlando.
“Stallion 51 has long been a supporter of Mercy Flight Southeast which provides free air transportation to far-from-home medical appointments for people who otherwise could not get there,” said Angela West, General Manager of Stallion 51. “The charity and their network of volunteer pilots are ever reliable, just like the P-51 Mustang. We are thrilled to offer this once-in-a-lifetime experience to benefit this worthy cause.”
Mercy Flight Southeast’s network of 650 volunteer pilots donate their airplanes, fuel and flight hours to complete approximately 3,000 flights each year; however, the non-profit organization is reliant on donations and fundraising to pay for support services and to keep passengers and pilots in the air.
Individual raffle tickets are $20 each, six for $100 or 13 for $200. The winner will be announced on April 10, 2016 during the annual Sun N Fun International Fly-in and Expo. Raffle tickets are available or purchase online at http://www.MercyFlightSE.org/events or by calling (352) 326-0761. Entrants need not be present at the drawing to win.
About Stallion 51
Stallion 51 Corporation is a comprehensive aviation organization offering a wide range of services in historic aircraft including orientation flights in the legendary dual cockpit, dual control P-51 Mustang and historic T-6 Texan. Stallion 51 offers check-out, transition and re-currency training, FAA Medical certification, aircraft sales and management. For almost 30 years, Stallion 51 has been a world leader in WWII aviation; focusing on safety and quality flight training. www.stallion51.com (407)846-4400.”
About Mercy Flight Southeast
Mercy Flight Southeast is a non-profit volunteer pilot organization that provides free air transportation by private aircraft to distant medical facilities when commercial air service is not available, impractical or simply not affordable. Mercy Flight Southeast is a member of Air Charity Network, an association of charitable aviation organizations comprised of more than 7,500 pilots and who represent over 90% of all charitable non-emergency flights flown in the nation. Mercy Flight Southeast has won the seal of approval from Independent Charities of America recognizing Mercy Flight Southeast as a good steward of the funds it generates from the public.
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