Stallion’s Stellar Year
2017 has been an awesome year for Stallion 51 Corporation, filled with adventure, awards, and anniversaries. The year started with
Lee Lauderback, president and chief pilot of Stallion 51, becoming a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, an exclusive group of exceptional pilots such as R. A. “Bob” Hoover and Robert “Hoot” Gibson, who nominated Lee to the organization.
April of this year also marked Stallion 51’s 30th anniversary, commemorated by inviting the almost 200 graduates of its Mustang Checkout Training Program to a homecoming before and during the annual Sun ’n Fun airshow in Lakeland, Florida. Seventeen of the graduates brought their Mustangs to help celebrate Stallion’s three decades of aviation excellence, flying in formation during the show. In addition, Lee was honored with the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for his 50 years of safe-flight operations and his many contributions to the field of aviation safety.
This summer, Lee was asked to fly the rare B-Model “Berlin Express” Mustang to Duxford, England, for the Flying Legends Airshow. Lee started his epic 5,470-mile aviation adventure in Texas and continued over the North Atlantic, landing in Greenland, Iceland, and Scotland before reaching his final destination in Duxford—a total of eight legs in seven days. This historic WW II Atlanticcrossing flight path was followed by millions of enthusiasts via social media.
Stallion 51 has had a memorable year indeed. You, too, can join us in one of our dual-cockpit, dual-control Mustangs to take the controls and make your own Mustang memories. stallion51.com