This year, in an effort to support the EAA Young Eagles program, Ford built a special edition Blue Angels Mustang to auction off. The 2012 Ford Mustang painted in spectra-chrome blue paint with bright yellow accents, one-off spoiler, and interior fashioned after the flight suits worn by the Blue Angel pilots it joins an elite group of three other one-off Mustangs that have been auctioned off for the same cause.
The EAA Young Eagles program provides free introductory flights for young people interested in aviation and has done so for more than 1.6 million of them since 1992. Since 2006 Ford’s contributions to the EAA AirVenture auction have raised over $1.7 million to support the Young Eagles.
The winning bid for the one-off Mustang was $400,000 and not only did they take the car home, they also received a flight helmet signed by all the current US Navy Blue Angel pilots.