There is so much to love about the Corsair with its sleek frame, powerful speed and extreme agility. It was arguably the best fighter of WWII and fanatics will engage in that debate until the end of time. Whether you like it or love it, the Corsair never fails to impress when you see it in action.
This Corsair is owned by the Commemorative Air Force’s Dixie Wing and it has a bit of history behind it. It is not an F4U Corsair, but an FG-1D Corsair because it was built by Goodyear. It didn’t actually see military service so there isn’t much wear and tear on it. The Commemorative Air Force has had it in their possession since 1960 and takes very good care of her.
The Thunder Over Michigan Airshow was the perfect proving ground for this Corsair to show off what it’s got. The skies may be gloomy and dark but this fighter had no trouble at all lighting up the crowd with killer moves. See for yourself what this fighter can do when it really cuts loose.