Stallion 51 Celebrates 25 Years of Making Mustang Memories

Stallion 51 is celebrating their 25th Anniversary, an amazing milestone for any business today much less an aviation business that specializes in rare, high end-high horsepower historic aircraft built on the dreams and passions of the Mustang.

The man behind Stallion 51's success is Lee Lauderback, the highest time Mustang pilot in the world amazing over 8,000 hour in the Mustang 20,000 hours total time in just about anything that flies. Lee is one of the few civilian pilots that has the privilege and honor to fly with the USAF Heritage flight program flying his P-51 Mustang in formation with the F-22 Raptor, F-16 Viper, OV-10, F-15 Eagle and F4 Phantom.

Lee has been a leader in aviation since his first corporate job flying for the legendary Arnold Palmer as his chief pilot. He was the driving and “flying” force behind the Gathering of Mustangs and Legends, The Final Round-Up in 2007 in Columbus, Ohio which brought together the largest gathering of P-51 Mustangs since WWII. The event drew hundreds of thousands of spectators to what some called “the aviation event of the century”.

Over the past quarter century, Stallion has expanded their operation to three large pristine hangars at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Along with the Mustang Orientation flights and transition training; flight operations also encompass the T-6 Texan orientation flights and transition training program, VFR unusual attitude training program in the P-51, AVMed 51’s FAA Medical Exam office and full time Senior Airmen Medical Examiner on staff. Lee has developed a new and innovative multi-dimensional UAT Orientation flights in the L-39 Turbo Jet that introduce pilots to unusual flight attitudes and how to recovery from them in IFR conditions. Real time, real life training in an L-39 Jet not a simulator.

Through the decades Stallion 51 and their iconic P-51 Mustang “Crazy Horse” have become synonymous with excellence and the place to go to check off an item on your bucket list. The Stallion 51 flight experience is like no other. Each flight, whether in one of Stallions dual-cockpit, dual-control Mustangs or their historic T-6 Texan is unique and tailored to the dreams and goals of the person who came to fly with Stallion 51.

Stallion 51 is also the place to go if the dream of flying a Mustang also includes owning one.  Stallion 51’s current check out training program assists pilots who want to move up to high performance WWII fighters. Pilots from all over the world enroll in Stallion 51’s transition and check-out training programs, both in the T-6 Texan and the Mustang.  25 years of making Mustang memories and fulfilling flying dreams.

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