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87-1002 N57LR "Miss Ashley II"
87-1002     N57LR
Gary Levitz
Richardson TX
P-51 Survivor 87-1002 N57LR
Stored Wreckage - 99
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87-1002

N57LR

History / Previous Identities:


1996: N57LR, Gary Levitz - custom, highly modified unlimited racer
1999: At the Reno Air Races, in turn 1 of the Saturday Unlimited heat race, lap 1, Gary Levitz piloting Miss Ashley II lost his life when the empenage of the aircraft separated causing the aircraft to break up in flight and impact the ground east of the airport. Levitz, 61, was a 30 year veteran of air racing and was competing in the Gold heat race. This highly modified racer uses a Rolls-Royce Griffon engine with contra-rotating props. It also uses a Learjet wing and highly modified tail section. This aircraft was built strictly for racing.


Levitz has owned and raced several warbirds including P-38s and P-51s. Here is a list of P-51s he has owned.
44-74502
44-73923
44-73518
44-73574
45-11559
A68-001

11 Images of   87-1002   N57LR   "Miss Ashley II" on file
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