Loop the sky in Ko­rea War fighter plane

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY ANDY GARD­NER

FIGHTER plane fans can ex­pe­ri­ence com­bat moves in a P-51 Mus­tang that saw ser­vice in the Korean War.

The plane – the only dual-con­trol Mus­tang out­side the US – has been added to a fleet which also in­cludes a Spit­fire Mk V and Messer­schmitt ME109.

Richard Grace, di­rec­tor of owner Ul­ti­mate War­bird Flights, said: “The Mus­tang is one of the most iconic fight­ers of World War Two.

“This is the first time a dual-con­trolled ver­sion has been based in the UK – the view from the bub­ble canopy is breath­tak­ing.”

A 25-minute flight, which in­cludes aer­o­bat­ics, costs £2,500 at Sy­well Aero­drome, Northants.

In the war the US Air Force used Mus­tangs to es­cort bombers dur­ing raids over Ger­many.

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