Corsairs Over Connecticut
Some planes earn the accolade "great" and I think the Corsair is one of them. Not only did it have a distinguished WWII career, it was one of the rare WWII planes whose career extended beyond 1945. Corsairs were still being built as late as 1952 and some saw service into the 1960's.
This past weekend was the 70th anniversary of the Corsair's first flight. The plane was designed and built in Connecticut and the first flight was at Bridgeport airport, at which a 70th anniversary air show was held.
Along with some other nice planes, there were five flying Corsairs on hand (plus the hulk of a sixth that is the beginning of a restoration project). It's said this represents fully 1/3 of all Corsairs currently in operating condition.
The sight and sound of these great planes soaring over blue skies of Connecticut was just magnificent. I managed to capture some photos which you might enjoy viewing:
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