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  •  Idaho Falls had a P-51 owner, Ed Browning. (2+ / 0-)
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    He had the "Red Baron" flying service there and played a part in a couple of other famous planes:

    RB-51

    F-104

    He was a direct descendant of another Browning, who designed some of the armament formerly carried by his North American toy...

    He could be found near his P-51 at airshows, proudly showing it off to people. At one time, everybody who soloed at the flying school run by his organization got a ride in the P-51 rear seat, usually over to the Grant Teton mountains and back, about a 200 mile round trip. Not a very long flight, lol.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 08:08:31 PM PST

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