Wednesday, March 27, 2013

When I hit the lottery

I'll be getting one of these to go along with my Cessna.



11 comments:

  1. Can you squeeze in a passenger? I would SO beg for a ride in a Corsair...

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  2. The business next door (Westpac Restorations) has a beautiful Corsair. I love it when they fire her up, the heavy smell of oil and a deep bass note from each cylinder firing. There is nothing quite like that giant radial coming to life. A spiffy Mustang pulled in yesterday too. I'll have to have the camera ready next time.

    G

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  3. Sweet Birds! Merle has one of those down in Louisiana!

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  4. If you ever win the PowerBall, you're gonna need a HUGE hangar...

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  5. Although I know there were better performing craft in WWII, that distinctive wing shape is very cool looking.

    You get one and I'll help you work on it.

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  6. Better performing? Blasphemy!

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  7. I love this bird. This and the P-51 are soooo good looking. Just read about the F4U and found out that the -1A model had a top speed of 417mph, and a range of 1,015 miles. Service ceiling was 36,900ft. Ted Williams was a Corsair flight instructor for the Marines during WWII.

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  8. Nothing like the old war birds

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  9. http://www.amazon.com/Whistling-Death-Pilots-Story-Corsair/dp/0887407323/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364589912&sr=8-1&keywords=whistling+death

    Excellent account of the development of the bird by one of the first to fly her.

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  10. @ Twodogs: I reviewed that book here May 6, 2012. It's excellent, isn't it?

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  11. It might have been your review that prompted me to buy it. In any event, it's a stirring acccount of a time when men were men and balls were big.

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