Pilot: Jimmy Leeward 1936 - 2011
Legendary veteran air race pilot Jimmy Leeward died on September 16, 2011 when his highly modified P-51 Mustang "Galloping Ghost" crashed during the Friday Gold Unlimited Heat at the Reno Air Races. Leeward had been racing for over 30 years. He lived in Ocala Florida where he was a real estate developer. He has flown many types of aircraft and warbirds and several P-51 Mustangs. He recently sold his long-time P-51 racer, "Cloud Dancer" and was concentrating on turning the Galloping Ghost into a champion.
Photo by Adam Gault