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F4U CORSAIR RETURNING TO CARRIER AT SUNSET

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F4U CORSAIR RETURNING TO CARRIER AT SUNSET

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Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2006 07:02AM

I doubt any of these are still carrier based.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2006 10:31AM

there's only 2 fully operational corsairs today, (that i know of) and both are at The Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison Texas (the Addison Airport), a couple miles from my house.

they are beautiful!
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2006 07:07PM

[www.modelairplanenews.com]

I know of two privately owned F4U Corsairs in Nevada, and one in eastern Oregon and one in Washington State. Two of these are regulars at OshKosh, flying side by side to the annual event.

Ever see or hear one of these fly over your head at over 400 MPH? The sound of the radial engine and that huge prop clawing through the air reverberates in your bones! AWESOME!!!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2006 07:52PM

i believe it's every memorial day the corsairs, a flying tiger and a p-40 chase a Japanese zero around in an annual airshow, then the zero puts off a large plume of smoke and dives out of sight. all this right over my head. the noise is ear splitting and shakes the shit outta every building around! forkin' awesome!

i'm glad to hear there are more corsairs in the air now-a-days.....:~}
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2006 11:22PM

Yep, all of these great old warbirds should live on forever...even if the great men who flew them cannot. Over Portland International raceway a couple of years ago, I saw something that just about brought tears to my eyes....a beautifully restored B-17G being escorted by a couple of P-51D Mustangs. What a sight!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 24, 2006 11:27PM

one thing cool about the cavanaugh deal is after the show all the pilots sign autographs and answer questions etc... talk about an interesting group o guys with some great stories.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 25, 2006 12:56AM

Truly the greatest generation, IMHO.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: July 25, 2006 10:31PM

when you come to big D,you need to put this place on your list
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: July 26, 2006 01:35AM

Roger that. Sounds like it'll be my first stop.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: November 28, 2008 11:12PM

saw one in a hangar at the airport in Hollister, CA...didn't get to hear it run but was able to walk all around it and get an up close look...no camera with me moody
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