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P-51 Mustang returns to Great Bend Air Fest

P-51 Mustang pilots Larry Lumpkin and Jeff Linebaugh will be at the Great Bend Air Fest this weekend, offering rides in the vintage fighter for $1,500 for 15 minutes in the two-seater. The P-51 was a prominent WWII era fighter used to escort and protect bombers over Germany. The plane is one of...

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P-51 pilot Larry Lumpkin is no stranger to Great Bend.  During the Jack Kilby Square dedication in June, he flew his P-51 over the county building in an aeronautical display.  He returns to the Bend Friday afternoon for the Great Bend Air Fest.  Joining him will be pilot Jeff Linebaugh.  Together, the two will be available all weekend to talk about the Warbird and give private rides in the Mustang fighter.  Price tag for 15-minutes:  $1,500.

“Bucket list item is one of those terms I hear over and over again at these events, and that’s exactly what these ...


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