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woofiedog
06-06-2010, 12:09 PM
http://westfieldairshow.net/img/acts/081108-F-0782R-300_lg.jpg

For those who live in the New England area and comunity member's who might be visiting in the area around the date of August 21 & 22, 2010. Westfield International will be holding an airshow that will include the following performers... Thunderbirds air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force, Golden Knights Parachute Team, Geico Skytypers, Greg Poe flying an Ethonal powered MX-2, John Klatt flying a Staudacher S-300D, Matt Chapman flying a Eagle 580 aircraft, Mike Goulian who races in the Red Bull Air Race World Series, Tora Tora Tora Pyrotechnics show and many more acts. Also the show will have a great line up of WWII aircraft, B-25 Mitchell, C-47 Skytrain, F4U-5NL Corsair, P-47 Thunderbolt and a P-51 Mustang.

Hope to see there! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Here is a link to checkout the details for the show: http://www.westfieldairshow.net/

JtD
06-06-2010, 02:10 PM
F4U-5 is an engineering / warbird gem. But since it is listed with a R-2800 8W, not the original 32W, it might not be as impressive. Still worth a visit, I'd say, just not the transatlantic flight. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

woofiedog
06-06-2010, 10:15 PM
A video clip of the Collings Foundation Corsair (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss5Psaqm-3s&feature=related) and some of Corsair Bureau Number (BuNo) 124692 (http://www.collingsfoundation.org/ma_f4ucorsair_hist.htm) history.

Have to agree on the cost of crossing the pond to see the show would kind of put a damper on things... don't believe anyone has swam across just yet. But maybe I can come up with a few photos. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Uhmmm... I believe that a little difference in engine spec will be something I can over look! LoL

Some info on about F4U-5NL BuNo. 124493 (http://www.warbirdinformationexchange.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=30474&start=0) from the Warbird site.

JtD
06-06-2010, 11:57 PM
The change of the engine kind of transforms the -5 into a -1. Nice links, though the last one is a bit confusing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

R_Target
06-08-2010, 10:50 AM
Collings Foundation is a little confused on their Corsair history.


It was not until the British proved that the Corsair could safely operate from carriers that the Navy put the type into service in January of 1944.

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woofiedog
06-11-2010, 09:40 AM
Hey... just because they rebuild aircraft that only have a few wing panels and one left landing gear strut to flying service again... doen't mean they have the accumulated knowledge that comes from being a member of this astute community. LoL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

woofiedog
06-13-2010, 11:19 PM
Had forgotten that a few years back I saw that F4U-5NL Corsair BuNo 124692 at an airshow up this way... here are the photos. That day they were refueling the warbirds so they had them roped off for the day and I couldn't get any close up shots. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Airshows/PICT0050.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Airshows/PICT0069.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Airshows/PICT0055-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Airshows/F4U-5NLCorsaira.jpg

woofiedog
06-13-2010, 11:25 PM
Should also add... they had a bit more than your average security guard over looking the warbirds! LoL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Airshows/PICT0077.jpg

woofiedog
06-14-2010, 03:17 AM
Information for the Boston/New England Air Show Aug 28-29 at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://www.newenglandairshow.c...tured_performers.php (http://www.newenglandairshow.com/featured_performers.php)

woofiedog
06-14-2010, 03:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif And for a show near you... A preliminary list of the airshows currently scheduled for 2010. (http://aero-pix.com/schedule/schedule.htm)

woofiedog
08-26-2010, 03:23 PM
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Just a heads up that this weekend is the Boston/New England Air Show Aug 28-29 at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v438/woofiedog/Picture071.jpg

M_Gunz
08-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by R_Target:
Collings Foundation is a little confused on their Corsair history.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> It was not until the British proved that the Corsair could safely operate from carriers that the Navy put the type into service in January of 1944.

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I'm confused too. Wasn't there a period where the Navy tried to use them from carriers but took too many casualties before they gave them to the Marines? Maybe they don't count the Marines as Navy? Or was the Navy flying Corsairs from land bases too?

Have you ever seen the Tigers of the Sea DVD set? Got mine out of a Walmart discount bin years ago. And no, it's not my only source on this but it says the same as every other I've read or watched.. Navy had em but discontinued using them from carriers due to trouble with landings. Navy gave em to the Marines. Brits got some and came up with the curved landing approach on carriers. Then the Navy adopted that way and started using em from carriers again.

Maybe the confusion factor is over: did the Navy use them operationally or just in tests the first time?