Friday, August 16, 2013

Corsair time!

Because of everything that flew in the skies during World War Two and Korea, the Chance-Vought Corsair (and it's Goodyear and Brewster step-brothers) was one of the coolest.

And Thunder Over Michigan had one again.
If I could only have one, it'd be this one without question.
Oh, and the sound of that big Pratt and Whitney motor turning that massive Hamilton Standard prop...

And here it is flying in formation with a Douglas Skyraider and a Douglas Skyhawk.

Sweet, huh?


  1. Without a doubt a sweet airplane. I would be torn between it and a P-51 though. Not sure which way I'd go.

  2. That goes way beyond sweet.

    The Corsair is awesome.

  3. Very nice, and those are sweet birds! Not bad for a spruce winged airplane!

  4. I love going to the Chino airshow as much for the sounds as for the airplanes!

  5. Corsairs are cool!

  6. VMF-312, The Checkerboards!

    They were VMFA-312, flying Phantoms, when I came to Beaufort, S.C. in '77.

  7. Anonymous11:25 AM

    These are great war birds

  8. Short of getting yourself a Corsair, I thought of you when I saw on an auction for a 1950 Cessna 195.