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P-51 MUSTANG/44-73129
"Merlin's Magic"


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Serial #: 44-73129
Construction #:
  122-39588
Civil Registry:
  N5480V
  N51SL
  N151SE
  Model(s):
  P-51D Mustang
Name: Merlin's Magic
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2002

History:
Tony Randozza, Oakland, CA, 1958.
J.M. Jackson, Long Beach, CA, 1963.
- Registered as N5480V.
Thomas W. Winship, Corona Del Mar, CA, 1963-1964.
- Gear collapsed during landing, Santa Monica, CA, November 4, 1965.
Stans Aircraft Sales, Fresno, CA, 1966.
Frank A. Barrena, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1969.
- Delivered to FA Haiti as FAH 15650, 1969.
- Damaged in mid-air collision with another FAH-51, July 1969.
- Recovered from Haiti, stored dismantled in Miami, FL, 1972.
Dixon J. Smith, Seattle, WA, 1972.
- Registered as N51SL.
Rodney Barnes, Oconomowoc, WI, 1978-1986.
Stuart Eberhardt, Danville, CA, July 23, 1987-2002.
- Flown as race #22/Merlin's Magic.
- Registered as N151SE.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2003
D. Thirot.

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