“Gathering of Mustangs and Legends-The Final Roundup” Book Review
It has taken four years to gather all the photos and stories from one of the greatest aviation events ever held but it was well worth the wait. “The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends the Final Roundup” is ready to read and savor.
Four years ago an aviation event like no other brought together more Mustangs and the men and women who flew them than any other time since the end of WWII. The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends, “The Final Roundup” was greatly anticipated by those who flew the P-51 Mustang decades ago, by those who are privileged enough to fly them today and by those who are enamored with aviation, both past and present. It was an unforgettable experience for everyone who made the pilgrimage to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio in September of 2007.
The Gathering Foundation has spent four years compiling the best photos and stories from that amazing weekend. Pilots and renowned aviation photographers from all over the world came to the Gathering to be a part of something incredible and capture the awesome air-to-air moments that filled their lenses and the sky with Mustangs in formation. The compilation of their work fills more than 260 pages with over 450 unique photos capturing the candid as-it-happened special moments of the weekend that has been referred to as the “Warbird Woodstock”.
The limited-edition coffee-table quality book also includes bios and historical and current photos of the 49 Legends that attended as well as the Studio setting photos of the Mustangs that participated in the Gathering.
Over 150,000 people had the privilege to experience the Gathering first hand. For those who were there this book will bring back great memories in vivid detail. For those who did not attend, this is their opportunity to experience the magic that happened at the Gathering of Mustangs: The Final Roundup.
The Gathering Foundation (TGF) is a 501(c)(3) organization. TGF’s mission is to support the archival collection and exchange of information as it pertains to vintage fighter aircraft, as well as the brave men and women who flew and serviced these aircraft in wartime. Proceeds from the sale of TGF merchandise support the organization’s mission.