Pilot OK, Thunder Mustang destroyed

September 4, 2007 at 7:37 pm 1 comment

Blue Thunder

I was really bummed out to read this.  John Parker, the pilot, is OK.  The plane is a loss.  Incident happened at Stead, Nevada, where the Reno Air Races are held.  I really enjoyed watching the Thunder Mustang when I was at Reno in 2005.  I was looking forward to hearing good things from this team this year. 

Update:  I just watched the video on KTVN in Reno (Stead Plane Fire), and watching them drag the wreckage away is heart wrenching.  AAFO.  Man, I really feel for John and his team.  I’ve read many posts on AAFO over the last couple of years, and these guys have really put their souls into Blue Thunder.   

Update 2: Added picture.  I took the picture at the 2005 Air Races outside their hangar after the Friday races.


Entry filed under: Air Races.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Erik Hogan  |  September 6, 2007 at 12:42 am

    I’m really sorry to hear about the Mustang. I saw a couple of Thunder Mustangs at Malborough 2005 and they are beautiful replicas indeed.

    Glad to hear the pilot is OK


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