Those awfully nice people over at FlyingLegends.com have added to the list of aircraft planned to attend find out who is attending!
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:
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/
Bet you thought we had forgotten! No, but this time we feature our Goodyear Corsair as it returns to Duxford from the airshow at Shoreham last year late in the evening, with PK at the controls.
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
View from the window 24th March
A quick view of the hangar with more bits being put back on the aeroplanes than taken off since the last update.
With March upon us perhaps a new desktop is in order. This month we feature a last hurrah for the Hellcat – pictured as Nick Grey is about to taxi out for the Joker slot at Legends last year.
Friends of TFC can now read a new online version of Fighter Log via the members pages. Access as usual through the Friends pages, members can log in HERE:
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?”