HANDS-ON IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE THE UNIQUE RANGE OF ‘ULTIMATE WARBIRD’ FLIGHTS NOW ON OFFER WITH AIR LEASING. DARREN HARBAR DISCOVERS HOW THE FIRM’S USAAF FIGHTERS PROVIDE TRULY MEMORABLE ENCOUNTERS
The skies above Europe became much busier with American fighters as World War Two progressed, with the sight of a P-47 Thunderbolt or P-51 Mustang – from the 48th and 78th Fighter Groups (among others) respectively – being a regular occurrence. In more recent years, the liveries of these UK-based wartime units have adorned fewer aircraft at airshows here and on the continent. However, the colours of these two USAAF groups made a welcome resurgence last year.