P-38 Ruff Stuff
at AirVenture 2007.
EAA Warbirds of America has confirmed
several very unique and rare warbirds will be attending EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh 2009. Owner Ron Fagen of Granite Falls, Minnesota, has registered
a Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, along with a North
American P-51 Mustang. The P-38 and P-40 are considered very rare these
days, with only a few examples of each type flying in the United States.
Fagen's P-38 is named Ruff Stuff in
honor of the late Norbert Ruff, a Bloomer, Wisconsin native. Ruff Stuff
attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007 when the P-38 made its first trip
to Oshkosh. The P-38 was featured in the popular Warbirds in Review
Program, with Ron Fagen and Norbert Ruff describing their experiences
flying the Lightning.
Fagen's P-40 Warhawk features a very unique
color scheme with an Aleutian Tiger painted on the nose. P-40's with this
paint scheme defended the United States in the Alaskan theater of
operations in the early days of World War II.
Bill Fischer, EAA Warbirds of America's
executive director said, "We're very pleased to have Ron Fagen
attending again with his beautiful aircraft. This year represents one of
the best years in recent memory in terms of the quality of warbird
aircraft attending. If people are interested at all in these old warbirds,
they should make plans now to attend EAA AirVenture 2009. The line-up is
certainly 'all-star' caliber." EAA AirVenture 2009 runs from July
For more information of EAA AirVenture 2009
visit www.AirVenture.org or visit
the EAA Warbirds of America website.