Flying the P-51 D has been a lifelong dream for Terry Dieno, President of Fast Toys For Boys. Terry's love for aviation heated up when he acquired his pilot's license in 1973. This was the beginning of a lengthy career in commercial crop spraying, pipeline patrol, and aerobatics became a passion in the Yak and Pitts Special.
In 2007 a P51 D Mustang called Lou IV was damaged in a landing accident a Camarilla, California. Terry and sons, Trevor and Trent, decided to bid on the damaged WWII fighter and to their surprise, were the winning bidder. A quick trip to California with a crew of 8 resulted in the disassembly of the Mustang in one day and loading on 2 semi truck trailers. Two days later the famous Mustang was spread over the floor of the hangar in Davidson. This Mustang is one of the most photographed fighters of WWII because Major Thomas offered to fly for the picture taking press from a base in Italy.
The rebuilding of Lou IV is a task of huge magnitude and progressing slowly. The wings are now totally rebuilt, the new fuselage is a work in progress, and the tail cone and many smaller components are nearing completion