Sierra Sue II's owner, Paul Ehlen, picked her up and flew her to her new home at Flying Cloud Field in Eden Prairie, Minnesota today. It was the first time he'd flown his beautiful, virtually new Mustang. I can only imagine the thrill that must have been, but I didn't have to imagine the look on Paul's face!
Today was the culmination of over three years of work to restore her to the state she was in in 1945 in Belgium when she was freshly delivered to the 402nd Squadron of the 370th Fighter Group.
Time to taxi once the helmet is on.
Roger "Doc" Christgau owned Sierra Sue II for 34 years.
On September 26, 2014 Sierra Sue II leaves AirCorps' hangar in Bemidji bound for Austin, MN
Sierra Sue II made her first post restoration flight on September 17, 2014. Her last flight was about 10 years ago.