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  • 1batfastard
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 3278

    Corsairs Corsairs Everywhere!

    Hi There All,
    Just read this little snippet courtesy of:- http://warbirdsnews.com/ as regards you lucky lot in the USA, 10 yes! 10 have been lined up for your entertainment....

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    The last time more than five Corsairs gathered together was at the Corsairs Over Connecticut air show in 2011 (five of them are here from the 2010 event), but it has been decades since an air show could boast ten or more... and that just may happen at this year's Thunder Over Michigan air show at Willow Run, which has just confirmed its tenth participant! (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

    Thunder Over Michigan, organized by the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan is one of the most popular air shows in the United States. This year the organizers are arranging what could be the largest Corsair gathering in decades. In fact, Michael Luther, the air shows director, just announced the 10th Corsair on the list of expected participants! We have very excited to organize this gather. The Corsair is one of the favorite WWII aircraft for many enthusiasts. We have invited every U.S. based operator and the European as well. We are very excited to now have ten airplanes confirmed. However, we wont stop here and we will try to add few more!
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    Gentlemen start your engines Can you imagine such a scene featuring ten Corsairs!!! (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

    The ten Corsairs confirmed so far are:

    F4U-7 Bu.133722 Erickson Aircraft Collection

    F4U-7 Bu.133710 John OConnor

    F4U-5N Bu.123168 Fighters & Legends

    F4U-4 Bu.97143 Jim Tobul

    FG-1D Bu.92508 Military Aviation Museum

    F4U-4 Bu.97388 Wings Of The North

    FG-1D Bu.92468 Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing

    F4U-5NL Bu.122179 Collings Foundation

    FG-1D Bu.88090/NZ5612 Louis Horschel

    FG-1D Bu.67089 Ronald Lauder

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    Three of the bent wing birds lining up for their photo-call at Corsairs Over Connecticut in 2005. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)


    Geoff.
  • DH82EH
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2013
    • 495

    #2
    I was at Oshkosh in 1994.
    They had ten corsairs flying around the pattern at that one.
    Awesome sight and great to hear that it may happen again.

    Andy

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    • trumper
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2003
      • 6617

      #3
      That would be a lovely sight to see

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      • 1batfastard
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jan 2013
        • 3278

        #4
        Hi All,
        Agree the sound must be terrific....

        Geoff.

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