VACAVILLE — A celebration of one of the most celebrated fighter planes from World War II returns to Vacaville on Saturday with Mustangs & More 2013.
Scheduled aircraft appearances include nine Mustangs as well as a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter, Russian Yak-9 and Yak-11 fighters and a Grumman FM-2 Wildcat Navy fighter, all from the World War II era.
Antique and classic aircraft such as the Boeing PT-17 Stearman and the Vultee BT-13 Valiant aircraft will also be in display. A twin-engine Mitchell B-25 bomber, similar to the aircraft that carried out the daring 1942 Doolittle bombing raid on Tokyo, will be on static display.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of construction of the North American AT-6 trainer, nicknamed The Pilot Maker.
At least three car clubs will bring their restored Mustangs and other classic cars to the event. Members of the Military Vehicle Collectors of California will bring their vehicles and will be dressed in historical uniforms.
Mustangs & More is sponsored by the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation and raises money for the Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center. The foundation is working to raise enough money to purchase land next to the airport so the foundation can build its new facility there.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nut Tree Airport, 301 County Airport Road in Vacaville.
For more information and cost, call 689-4848.
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