Oklahoma City, OK
Operation: Western, Central and Eastern
Wing Span: 32' 0" clipped
Length: 32' 2"
Height: 13' 8"
Max Speed: 505 mph
Gross Weight: 10,500 lbs
Power Plant: Rolls-Royce Merlin V-1650-7
Fuel Capacity: 184 gallons
North American P-51D Mustang "Miss America"
Brent Hisey, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, owns and
operates this beautiful North American
P-51D Mustang "Miss America" that is available for airshows, flybys and film.
Miss America is also a regular unlimited racer at the
Reno National Championship Air Races.
Miss America was born in
Inglewood, California in 1944 and is a modified
North American P-51D-30-NA Mustang, USAAF serial number
44-74536. Her wingspan is clipped to thirty-two feet, a
mere two inches less than her length. She is thirteen
feet eight inches high. Empty, she weighs 7000 pounds,
but at normal gross takeoff weight, she weighs in at
Miss America is currently powered by a Packard-built
Rolls Royce Merlin V-1650-7, a finely-tuned "stock"
engine formerly capable of 1490 hp, except when tweaked
for racing, where it develops 3000 hp - twice the power
it was initially designed to produce some fifty years
Gene Clay, Chief Designer of North American designed
the now famous paint scheme in Honor of the U.S. Air
Force Thunderbirds. In 1969, N991R Howie Keefe/Keefe
Corp, bought the the plane for $25,000 and named her
"Miss America", received race #11 and won 6th place in
the Transcon Race to Reno and 4th place in Reno's
Unlimited Medallion class at 315 mph. In the same year
Miss America set a World Speed Record: LA to Washington,
D.C. in 6 hours and 21 minutes (average: 412 mph).
In 1981, Ron & Janette Smythe, Everett, WA, bought
Miss A for $ 200,000. The deal was made at Reno after
announcement via loudspeaker, that Miss A is for sale.
In 1983, Rookie Bud Granley was Miss America's pilot at
Reno and won a race on the Thursday.
Dr. Brent Hisey, Wiley Post Airport, Oklahoma City,
OK has been the proud owner of Miss America since 1993.
She has competed in the unlimited class at the Reno
National Championship Air Races since 1969 - a period of
thirty-one years - thirty-five years if you include her
prior racing history in the hands of other owners and is
a 5 time Unlimited Class National Air Racing Champion.
Miss America is one of the fastest, most beautiful
and certainly most recognizable airplanes in the world.
Since 1966, Miss America has traveled all over the
United States, serving as a symbol of freedom and
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