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Lee Proudfoot flies ‘Ferocious Frankie’ in Turkey

Photo: Pitts meets Mustang in Turkey recently.


Well known UK warbird display pilot Lee Proudfoot recently flew North American P-51D Mustang ‘Ferocious Frankie’ for the first time since the fighter was registered TC-SMO on the Turkish register. British enthusiasts will recall that the distinctive, yellow-nosed Mustang flew for many years in the UK, usually with Alister Key in the cockpit. It is now based at the Sivrihisar General Aviation Center in Turkey. The attraction is open every day except Mondays to the public free of charge – all are welcome to see ‘Ferocious Frankie’.

During its recent flight with Lee at the controls, the Mustang was welcomed by Mor Menekşe (Purple Violet – a specialised Pitts for acrobatics – flown by Mr Ali İsmet Öztürk) to Turkish skies.

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