Rare Mustang aircraft to make an appearance at Flywheel

A North American Veteran World War II P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft will be making a rare appearance at the Flywheel Festival, at Bicester Heritage. It is in new livery following a restoration. The livery has the original colours it sported during the Second World War. PNL-160421-095810001
A North American Veteran World War II P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft will be making a rare appearance at the Flywheel Festival, at Bicester Heritage. It is in new livery following a restoration. The livery has the original colours it sported during the Second World War. PNL-160421-095810001
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A veteran Mustang aircraft will be making a rare appearance at the Flywheel Festival, at Bicester Heritage in July.

The North American Veteran World War II P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft will be at the event from July 2 to 3 alongside hundreds of historic cars, aircraft and military vehicles.

The iconic P-51 Mustang played a vital role for the Allied air forces during the Second World War as both a bomber escort and fighter aircraft.

The P-51 Mustang will be thrilling crowds with an air display on both days of the festival and will also be landing on the airfield at Bicester Heritage.

This particular P-51 has been restored by Peter Teichman, chief pilot of the Hangar 11 Collection in Essex. It has new livery, returning it back to the original colours it sported during the Second World War.

Mr Teichman said: “Bicester is one of our favourite shows, being a perfect mix of aviation and motoring. It takes place at a famous RAF airfield, little altered since wartime and it’s a superb example of an open grass runway. The format of the festival also offers exceptional views of all the flying displays.”

Advance adult single-day tickets are £23, and adult two-day weekend tickets are available for £41. All adult tickets include a copy of the official Flywheel souvenir programme, worth £5.

Child advance tickets are £7/£12. Visit www.flywheelfestival.com.