Fascinating Video of Gen. Eisenhower Flying in a Two Place P-51
The Supreme Allied Commander's flight with the Pioneer Mustang Group on the Fourth of July 1944.
This rare video shows Maj. Gen. Quesada taxiing a 355th FS twin-seated Mustang after completing a reconnaissance of the Saint-Lo area with Gen. Eisenhower in the back seat. The video also captures 354th CO Gorge Bickell introducing the group's leading ace at the time Maj. Don M. Beerbower. LINK
One seat is normally the pilots but who sits in the other cockpit of an F-82?
Originally designed to escort long-range bombers, the F-82 initial design had both cockpits fully equipped so pilots could alternate flying the aircraft on long flights. The later night versions were flown from the left cockpit, while the right side housed the radar operator.