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Flypast of the Red Bull Lockheed P-38L-5LO Lightning c/n 8509 N25Y over Lelystad airport in The Netherlands (EHLE) during the Military Aviation Spectacle organised by the Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome (better known as the Aviodrome museum), located at the airport. This is almost a mirror image of the picture posted by James 908 to AirSpace on 21 August (see link below). The aircraft was manufactured in 1944 and US Air Force serial number 44-53254 was assigned to it. It was bought from the War Assets Admninistration by an American company in 1946 and changed hands several times. On 25 June 2001 it crashed, with the pilot barely surviving. The Austria based Red Bull company bought the wreckage and brought the aircraft back to airworthiness standards. The still US-registered aircraft is now part of the impressive fleet of the Flying Bulls, which also includes my WWII favourite, the Chance Vought Corsair.
Related links in this EnoAeroPics media gallery:
More images of the Military Aviation Spectacle 2011 of the Aviodrome
Related images on AirSpace:
Lockheed Lightning at Flying Legends 2011 by James908
The history of P-38 N25Y on the Touchdown Aviation website
P-38 Lightning N25Y in the FAA registry
The Flying Bulls website
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