Friday, September 16, 2011

Jimmy Leeward

Jimmy Leeward (Born c. 1931 - Sept 16, 2011) was an American air racer, owner of the Leeward Air Ranch in Florida, and the pilot of the heavily modified P-51 Mustang racing aircraft "Galloping Ghost."

He competed in air races in the United States from the 1970s through his death. Leeward was killed on September 16th, 2011, when his aircraft went off course and crashed into the crowd at an air race in Reno, Nevada, killing and injuring a number of spectators.

As of this moment, Jimmy's Facebook page is still actie:
http://www.facebook.com/JimmyLeeward

His Air Ranch website has been taken down (or is overwhelmed with traffic):
http://www.leewardairranch.com/


The Youtube video below is from a year ago:

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