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45-11571 N51T
Anthony D Alessandris, Reno Nv, Stead Field
P-51 Survivor 45-11571 N51T
Status: Storage
NAA Type: P-51D-30NT
Serial #: 45-11571
Registry: N51T
.. past:   N51T
  N5415V
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History: 45-11571 N51T

1957: surplus, McClellan AFB Sacramento CA
1957: Sep 20, N5415V, surplus, P.J. Murray, Oxnard CA, $887.00
1959: Nov 03, N5415V, sale, Thomas Sheridan / The Air Oasis Co, Long Beach CA
1960: Nov 04, N5415V, inspection, TT 1304:30 hrs
1961: Nov 29, N5415V, sale, Harold Barlow, Los Angeles CA
1962: Jan 27, N5415V, sale, R.D. Weaver, Van Nuys CA
1962: Nov 29, N5415V, sale, William Robert Wilson / World Wide Helicopters, White Plains NY
1962: Aug 15, N5415V, sale, Arni Sumarlidason, Nice France
1964: Jun 25, N5415V, sale, Marvin Parker, Shelton CT
1969: Jun 16, N5415V, sale, W.R. Rodgers / South Delta Aviation, Rolling Fork MS
1970: Jun 18, N5415V, sale, Jet America Inc
1970: Dec 09, N5415V, sale, National Aero Associates Inc, Washington DC
1971: Mar 19, N5415V, sale, W.R. Rodgers
1971: Mar 19, N5415V, sale, Anthony J D'Alessandris, Reno NV
1972: Aug 11, N5415V, airworthiness, application for Experimental category - with Allison V-12
1974: Aug 11, N5415V, airworthiness, application for Experimental category - with Rolls Royce V-12 V-1650-7
1977: reg-swap, N5415V (45-11571) became N51T ... and ... N51T (45-11553) became N5415V
1977: Jul, N51TZ, reg, Anthony J D'Alessandris, Reno NV, temp reg during reg swap
1977: Jul, N51T, reg, Anthony J D'Alessandris, Reno NV
1977: Sep 23, N51T, major-work, installed one-piece windscreen .375 thick acrylic plastic
1977: Sep 23, N51T, major-work, installed Rolls Royce V-12 V-1650-9A V-381811
1977: Nov 03, N5415V, airworthiness, application for Limited category
1990: May 05, N51T, engine-rebuild, Mike Nixon V-1650-7 V-333114
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Long Term Storage
Rumors about this P-51 being used up in a rebuild of 45-11553 printed in warbird books and web sites (including MustangsMustangs). Even many P-51 historians did not know about this one until late 2000s.
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2008: work to bring back to airworthy.
2010: Aug 20, N51T, sale, John A D'Alessandris, Reno NV
2010: Appeared to the public (sort of) at the Reno Air Races. Stored in the back of a large hangar behind several public displays with doors open for everyone to see. Many people came up to me asking who's P-51 is in the back of that hangar.
2011: September, Parked outside during the Air Races at Stead Field
2013: September, Parked outside during the Air Races at Stead Field
2014: Jan 08, N51T, reg, John A D'Alessandris, Bandon OR
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