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43-25147 N487FS "Princess Elizabeth"
Dan Friedkin, Tx
P-51 Survivor 43-25147 N487FS
Status: Flying
NAA Type: P-51C-10NT
Serial #: 43-25147
Registry: N487FS
.. past:   N51PR
  G-PSIC
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History: 43-25147 N487FS "Princess Elizabeth"

1945: Aug 07, F6C-10 Crashed - pilot Paul K Rader killed - take off engine failure - Jorhat India
197?: Recovered parts from Israel by Pete Regina - rep. parts from IDFAF 13.
1981?: N51PR, Pete Regina, Restoration as "Shangri-La"
1981: June 11, First Flight - Test flown by Dave Zeuschel
1982: Sep 15, First B/C model to race at Reno Air Races since 1948, #68 Shangri-La
1986: Joseph Kasparoff, "The Believer" painted red!, racer #97
1996: Stephen Grey / The Fighter Collection, Duxford UK, "Princess Elizabeth"
1997: June, P-51 is crated and shipped to England.
1998: April 16, G-PSID, Stephen Grey / The Fighter Collection / Patina LTD, Jersey UK
1998: July: Disassembly and parts inspection begins.
1998: November: P-51 shipped back to US for further restoration work.
2002: shipped back to England for assembly, will probably be painted as before "Princess Elizabeth"
2005: first flight and seen in the summer skies of the UK
2006: December, Jim Beasley, purchased the P-51C and it will be shipped to the U.S. in early 2007 and hopefully flying by March.
2007: N487FS, James Beasley, Philadelphia PA
2007: Delays by the FAA and paperwork kept the P-51C grounded until late May 2007, but she is at her new home in Pennsylvania. Congrats to Jim Beasley for bringing her back home.
2008: N487FS, Dan Friedkin, Houston TX, Added to the Friedkin Air Force of Texas
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  Ben Rogers   Duxford.org  
  Peter Evans    
  Steve Huckvale    
  Ted Quackenbush    
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  Phillip Treweek   Kiwi Aircraft Images  
  Stuart Lewis    
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  Jenny Coffey   Airliners.net  
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