Airshow – a somber note

June 1st, 2005

Since the airshow posting, I’ve learned that at last year’s Red Wing airshow, Don Hinz, pilot of a P-51C Mustang, crashed after engine failure and died of his injuries the following day. He had lead the restoration of the airplane and was an integral part of the “Red Tail Project,” honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, after which the plane was named. His son, Kelly Hinz, died in a plane crash over Iraq on May 2 of this year.

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