Mustangs and More event moved back to October

By From page A10 | April 23, 2014

VACAVILLE — The date for this year’s Mustangs and More event at the Nut Tree Airport is being moved again, this time to Oct. 18, said organizers of the gathering that is dedicated to one of World War II’s most successful aircraft, the P-51 Mustang fighter.

“It is better weather and it is not as hot as August,” event organizer Larry Smigla said.

The event was originally slated to take place in mid-October, but was shifted last month to Aug. 9 because the mid-October date conflicted with the Watsonville Air Show on Oct. 11 and 12.

Organizers last week rescinded that decision and moved the event to Oct. 18.

In the past, the Mustangs and More air show has brought in dozens of historic military and vintage civilian aircraft that have included the World War II-era P-51 Mustang fighter, the Curtiss P-40E Warhawk fighter, the Russian Yak-9 and Yak-11 fighters, and the Grumman FM-2 Navy fighter.

The event has been sponsored by the Jimmy Doolittle Air and Space Museum Foundation and has in past years raised money for the Travis Air Force Base Heritage Center.

For more information, call Smigla at 689-4848.

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Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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