Today five P-51 Mustangs will be arriving at Falcon Field in Peachtree City, GA to participate in a missing man to honor the life of Ed Bowlin, who passed away on March 7, 2014. Yesterday two Mustangs arrived and were hosted by the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing: “Old Crow.” “Gentleman Jim”, “Ain’t Misbehaving”, “Petie II” and “Swamp Fox” are due to arrive today.Tomorrow, Saturday between 5-6 p.m., all the Mustangs will be departing Falcon Field to fly to Peach State Airport for the missing man flight.
Ed Bowlin, age 79 of Cedar Ridge Airport community, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, 2014. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served in the Vietnam War. Ed retired as a pilot from Delta Airlines after 34 years of service. He had served on several boards in the aviation industry and was a mentor and inspiration to many. Ed and his wife Connie were inducted into the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame in 2009. Ed and Connie both flew P-51 Mustangs.