Born with aviation DNA

"Rifle has 'Aviation DNA' throughout his body and it shows," says Stallion 51's Lee Lauderback. That DNA culminated in Joe "Rifle" Shetterly's P-51 Mustang check-out.

Picture of the Day: Stormy Stallion

KT Budde-Jones submitted the following photo taken by Annie Blackburn of the P-51 Crazy Horse 2 from Stallion 51, with a note: “Stallion 51 is located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport in the heart of Central Florida. Summers in Florida bring both beautiful flying weather in the morning and what we call ‘the afternoon entertainment’ […]

P-51 flight prize in raffle

Stallion 51 is partnering with Mercy Flight Southeast to raffle off a chance to take control of a P-51 Mustang while helping the charity’s worthy mission. Mercy Flight Southeast’s network of more than 700 volunteer pilots provides free air transportation to life-saving medical appointments for people who otherwise could not get there. While pilots donate […]

Mercy Flight Southeast to raffle off a flight in a P-51 Mustang

Mercy Flight Southeast and Stallion 51 are partnering to raffle off a chance to fly the P-51 Mustang. This is an opportunity to fly a piece of aviation history while helping the Air Charity Network affiliate’s mission, according to organizers. Stallion 51’s Crazy Horse aircraft are dual cockpit/dual controlled, allowing aviation enthusiasts to fulfill the dream of […]

Picture of the day: An early morning sortie

K.T. Budde-Jones of Stallion 51 at Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Florida sent in this photo for Picture of the day, explaining: “This is a photo I took before an early morning sortie at “O-Dark hundred.” Would you like to have your photo featured as Picture of the Day? You can submit it via this […]

Knocking the rust off at Stallion 51

By KT Budde-Jones A crowd of 65 pilots attended Stallion 51’s Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Rusty Pilots seminar at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) March 3, 2018. This past weekend, the chance to sit in the hangar with Stallion 51’s stable of P-51 Mustangs inspired pilots from as far away as Oklahoma and […]

Stallion 51’s Lee Lauderback wins Sword of Excellence

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Stallion 51’s founder and chief pilot, Lee Lauderback, was named the recipient of the 2017 International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Sword of Excellence. “The Sword” is considered to be the single highest honor an individual air show professional can receive. The award was created in 1981 to recognize the highest levels […]