Goodyear FG-1D Corsair 67089/NX83JC
Following its display at the 2006 NAS Oceana Air Show, this immaculate Corsair, owned by the American Airpower Museum, taxies in. The engine produced some flames while starting up, but there was no damage and the display was carried out as normal. This aircraft was built by Goodyear in 1942.
History of this aircraft:
Stored at NAS Jacksonville, FL, 1953-1958 and put up for disposal, 1958.
Queen City Salvage, Jacksonville, FL, 1958.
Queen City Salvage Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1964-1969.
Registered as N4716C.
Earl E. Ware, Jacksonville, FL, 1975-1977.
Terry Randal/Har Ran Aircraft Sales,Tulsa, OK, 1979.
Knight Aircraft Corporation, Jan. 1977-1981.
Registered as N4715C.
Don C. Davis/Tired Iron Racing Team, Casper, WY, 1981-1986.
Flew as race #82/Wart Hog.
Gary Meermans, Long Beach, CA, 1986-1987.
Gary Meermans, Chino, CA, Mar. 1987-1992.
Registered as N97GM.
Flew as VF-53/Sky Boss.
Jeff Clyman/F4U Inc, New York, NY, Jan. 11, 1994-2004.
Registered as N83JC.
Flown as VF-53/Sky Boss.
Based at American Airpower Heritage Museum, Farmingdale, NY.
Picture added on 07 January 2008