Ford “Blue Angels” Mustang Salutes 100 Years of U.S. Navy Aviation, Supports Education Program for Young Aviators

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by in Ford Canada

The engineering and pattern teams during Ford Motor Company have constructed a truly singular “Blue Angels” book 2012 Ford Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sole during a Gathering of Eagles gift auction Thursday, Jul 28, during a Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2011 AirVenture Oshkosh, a world’s biggest aviation celebration.
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  • One-of-a-kind 2012 Ford Mustang pattern desirous by a acclaimed Blue Angels naval aviation proof group to be sole during gift auction Jul 28 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
  • Sale will advantage a EAA Young Eagles organization
  • Since 2006, Ford auction vehicles have collectively lifted some-more than $1.3 million to support Young Eagles
  • Ford is a disdainful automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

DEARBORN, Mich., Jul 15, 2011 – The engineering and pattern teams during Ford Motor Company have constructed a truly singular “Blue Angels” book 2012 Ford Mustang GT. This one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sole during a Gathering of Eagles gift auction Jul 28, during a Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2011 AirVenture Oshkosh, a world’s biggest aviation celebration.

All deduction from a vehicle concession and sale will advantage a EAA Young Eagles organization, that has supposing giveaway rudimentary flights to some-more than 1.6 million immature people given 1992 while also training a value of tough work, personal shortcoming and extended math and scholarship skills.

Ford is a disdainful automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, hold Jul 25-31 during Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

“The precision, fortify and fad that conclude a U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels moody group are qualities we applaud during Ford,” pronounced Edsel B. Ford II, a member of Ford’s house of directors. “With this year’s pleasing ‘Blue Angels’ book Mustang GT, we’ve prisoner those qualities and interconnected them with a creation Ford pattern and engineering group members build into all of a vehicles. Through this project, we take good honour in stability a support for EAA and a Young Eagles organization.”

The Ford “Blue Angels” Mustang pays reverence to 100 years of naval aviation, that will be distinguished all week during AirVenture 2011 as partial of a show’s Tier 1 eventuality standing from a U.S. Navy tied to a yearlong Centennial of Naval Aviation festivities. The vehicle will be on arrangement inside a Ford Hangar via EAA AirVenture.

The extraneous of Ford’s “Blue Angels” Mustang GT was desirous by a acclaimed naval aviation opening proof group and a F-18 Hornet aircraft it flies. The car’s tradition back spoiler’s straight tailfins, a “screaming yellow” shimmer accents, inclusion of a Blue Angels book and pattern all are drawn from a Navy aircraft. The singular chrome blue paint, pleasantness of Creations n’ Chrome, is distinct anything accessible on a prolongation vehicle anywhere in a world. 

With a Blue Angels pattern stitched into a leather Recaro racing seats, a car’s interior also facilities equivalent stripes desirous by commander moody suits.

Additional singular sum of a “Blue Angels” Mustang embody cluster graphics, opening gauges, navigation shade images, reserve belt fabric, instrument row appliqués, back seat-delete and cross-brace, Blue Angels book in a bright sill plates and reservoir lamps that plan jet images when a doors open.

Under a hood, a “Blue Angels” Mustang is all opening with a Ford Racing supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 624 horsepower. The Ford Racing components also embody a doing pack, opening empty and racetrack brakes.

Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer, Design Manager Melvin Betancourt and Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak lead a pattern and engineering teams that grown a “Blue Angels” Mustang.

The Young Eagles Auction is partial of a EAA Gathering of Eagles during a EAA AirVenture Museum. The Gathering of Eagles annually draws some-more than 1,000 aviation enthusiasts in support of Young Eagles and other EAA programs that enthuse immature people to turn engineers, aviators, astronauts, scientists and innovators – a aviation pioneers of tomorrow.

“Ford is a longtime believer of EAA and a goal to showcase a excellent creation and record in flight,” pronounced Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman/president and AirVenture chairman. “The high seductiveness among aviators in a U.S. Navy and a ‘Blue Angels’ Mustang group will make this a really sought-after object and safeguard EAA’s ability to do some extraordinary things for a destiny aviation enthusiasts.”

The “Blue Angels” book joins 3 other one-of-a-kind Mustangs combined by a Ford pattern and engineering teams for a EAA Young Eagles Auction in new years, any generating fad among aviation and automotive enthusiasts alike. Ford vehicles sole during auction during past EAA AirVenture events have collectively lifted some-more than $1.3 million to support Young Eagles.

Other singular vehicles constructed by Ford in support of EAA Young Eagles embody a Mustang AV8R, with cues from a F-22 “Raptor,” that in 2008 helped deliver a glass-roof canopy and delivered a record auction grant of $500,000. In 2009, Ford’s AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” Mustang was crafted in respect of World War II aircraft. In 2010, dual automotive icons – Carroll Shelby, before a U.S. Air Force moody instructor, and Jack Roush, a longtime P-51 commander – collaborated for a initial time to emanate a SR-71 “Blackbird” Mustang desirous by a mythological reconnoitering jet.

During EAA AirVenture, Ford also will offer attendees entrance to a latest advances in vehicle record during a Ford Hangar, as good as many of a industry’s many worshiped classics during a renouned Cruisin’ Legends area on a drift of Wittman Regional Airport. Ford activities embody top-tier party and interactive components that will supplement fad for a hundreds of thousands of aviation fans in attendance.

To attend in a auction, possibilities contingency prequalify by contacting Matt Miller in a EAA Development Office during (800) 236-1025 or by email, mmiller@eaa.org, by Jul 25. Visit www.AirVenture.org/gathering for some-more information.

To stay connected to all Ford EAA AirVenture news, bond with a Ford EAA AirVenture group on Twitter during http://www.twitter.com/FordAirventure or revisit http://www.FordAirventure.com.

For some-more information on EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, revisit http://www.AirVenture.org.

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About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH is The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including allege sheet and camping purchase, is accessible online during www.airventure.org. EAA members accept lowest prices on acknowledgment rates. For some-more information on EAA and a programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or revisit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is accessible during www.twitter.com/EAAupdate.

EAA AirVenture 2011 will underline 10,000 aircraft, including 2,500 uncover planes, and is approaching to attract some-more than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts from some-more than 70 countries. The 59th book of AirVenture also will horde a largest collection of naval aircraft travelling all eras ever fabricated in one plcae for a weeklong Centennial of Naval Aviation commemoration.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a tellurian automotive attention personality formed in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles opposite 6 continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, a company’s automotive brands embody Ford and Lincoln. The association provides financial services by Ford Motor Credit Company. For some-more information per Ford’s products, greatfully revisit www.ford.com.

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