Happy Birthday G-FGID!

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Well 70 years ago this week our Corsair rolled off the production line in Goodyear Aircraft Corporation’s factory in Akron, and was accepted by the US Navy shortly after.  We will be putting up and old article detailing the scheme she currently wears for Friends. Here she is basking in the sun earlier today:


Here is a photo of it in a previous scheme:SCAN0003

And with some cake this morning:



This months desktop celebrates the corsair with a striking image of it taxiing back in from Shoreham last year, be sure to download it!

You can read more about the history of our Corsair on it’s profile page: http://fighter-collection.com/cft/goodyear-corsair-fg-1d-g-fgid/


Friends of TFC April Competition

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Need   something to  do  over the  Easter  break? If  you are  a Friend of the Fighter Collection  why  not explore  the   Friends  pages, answer the   questions below correctly and win a £20  voucher for  the online  shop (plus  Free P&P!).  (Does  not include DCS  products or  Flying Legends  tickets)

The competition is open until April 11th.  As  is tradition  with all FofTFC competitions, in the event of  more than one  correct  answer we  will draw    the winning entry  out of Stephens Bone  Dome.  Full competition  rules  available  upon request.

Competition now  closed, winner will  be announced shortly

A “tearful” farewell

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Today we waved a tearful farewell to a true friend as Grumman Hellcat F6F left Duxford en-route Southampton to its new home in the USA. As friends may remember the Hellcat arrived in the UK in 1990 in a less than auspicious colour scheme before its true history was known and finally recognised.



Ready to  roll on  a frosty Friday  morning


…and we are  off.  With an update  from Friend  Chris  Gritt who  reports this evening:  “Have I just seen your Hellcat on the back of a lorry, heading down the M27?”