Cavanaugh Flight Museum Bringing “The Brat III” to AirVenture 2013

Image courtesy of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Image courtesy of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum
Image courtesy of the Cavanaugh Flight Museum

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum of Addison, Texas recently announced that it’s North American P-51D Mustang “The Brat III” would be among the museum’s vintage warbirds it plans to fly to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for EAA AirVenture 2013.

The Brat III was manufactured in 1944 and shipped to England where it was first assigned to the 9th Air Force, 370th Fighter Group, 401st Fighter Squadron before being sold to the Swedish Air Force in 1947, then on to the Dominican Republic where it served from 1952 to 1984 when it was finally retired after 40 years of continuous military service.

Another possible Cavanaugh attendee at AirVenture 2013 is the museum’s Goodyear/Chance-Vought FG-1D Corsair, “and a T-28 or two,” says Flight Operations Lead and Museum Director Doug Jeans. The museum’s Corsair will fly to Oshkosh pending the successful installation of a Pratt & Whitney R-2800-18W Double Wasp engine, this one being the fourth engine they’ve installed on this airplane. “Hopefully we’ve got a good one this time,” Jeans said.

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